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UNTITLED FILM WORKS
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DOCUMENTARY

We live in a remarkable world.

We have filmed a variety of documentary subjects, spanning over 35 countries and on all seven continents; from remarkable human stories, to great wildlife and nature subjects.

We are forever fascinated by our dynamic and ever changing planet, and how much remains unknown.

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Wildlife + Wilderness 
The natural world – the fauna and flora that make up its numerous ecosystems – has never suffered the myriad of threats that it currently faces.

Protection of wildlife and the environment can only be achieved by people who are compassionate for its survival. We strongly believe that photography and filmmaking can play a big role in spreading education and awareness. We have been fortunate to have spent time with many of the world’s leading nature focused image-makers, from Art Wolfe, Jonathan and Angela Scott, and Jim Abernethy to name just a few. One attribute they have in common is a deep respect for nature and a driving desire to use their work to protect what remains of our wildlife and wilderness.

A single photograph or film can ignite real change. In 1872, the United States congress was so moved by being shown William Henry Jackson’s photographs of pristine Wyoming wilderness that they established Yellowstone – the nation’s first National Park.

Our films often include a strong environmental message. We are dedicated to continuing our contribution to the numerous conservation focused image-makers around the world.

THE MARINE WORLD

The Marine World
With over 70% of our planet covered by water, there is so much under the surface yet to have had a light shined upon it. Our obsession with the ocean began with our first underwater shoot in East Timor in 2003. Marine Projects have taken us to locations in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, the Bahamas, Norway and all Australian states.

We are dedicated to covering aquatic species that need attention; animals that are often demonised in popular culture such as sharks, crocodiles, even anacondas.

Equipped with a variety of housing and lighting systems, as well as the latest underwater communication and audio recording systems, we are able to offer complete marine production services in both tropical and polar water conditions.

Human stories
Our planet is filled with a vast array of extraordinary people.

From the Huli and Mud-men tribes of PNG and the San Bushmen of the Kalahari, to people who swim with Anacondas in Brazil and the Lip plate-wearing women of the Surma Valley in Ethiopia.

Sadly, much of the traditional cultures of the world are fast disappearing. We have been inspired by the great American photographer Art Wolfe and his dedication to documenting and celebrating these peoples. We believe everyone has a story to tell.

Our founder, Abraham Joffe ACS, was inspired to capture people’s oral histories by his father, historian and artist Mick Joffe. They spent his teenage years travelling Australia; seeking out the drovers, shearers, explorers and scientists that make up the rich fabric of the country. Some of Abraham’s most cherished meetings were with numerous World War One veterans, most of whom were over 100 years of age when he spent time with them. These times ingrained in Abraham the awareness that history, and those who have witnessed it, is passing before us every day.

It is so important to capture the lives and stories of our time before it’s lost forever. Film has the ability to not only capture every detail of a person’s first-hand account, but also the nuances and personality of the individual. No other medium can create a time-capsule equal to motion pictures.

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Ghosts of the Arctic (2017)

Ghosts of the Arctic is the result of a passion project gone wild. Our goal was to venture out into the beautiful frozen expanse of Svalbard, in winter, to search and document polar bears. During the shoot we experienced temperatures that were never warmer than -20ºC and frequently plummeted down as low as -30ºC + wind chill factor.

Most days involved two hundred kilometres on snow mobile in very difficult terrain and conditions. We experienced three cases of first and second degree frostbite during the filming as well as several equipment failures as a result of the extreme cold. Each day involved 14-16 hours in the field.

The film was released with great reviews and write-ups on notable film blogs. The piece also received a converted Video Staff pick of the Month.