Oceanic Films produce world-class films about the wildlife
in our oceans, telling new, engaging and dramatic
stories from above and beneath the waves.

Oceanic Films was established by Hugh Pearson, a world leader at producing and directing ocean wildlife films; Hugh has over 20 years experience of filming at sea and is one of the most experienced and respected in the business. We are at the forefront of developing the latest ocean filming techniques – underwater, topside and from the air – and we know how to get the best shots to tell the most engaging story. We have first hand experience of filming at hundreds of locations around the world plus an unparalleled global network of cameramen, scientists, skippers, divers and pilots with extensive knowledge of their local stories and logistics.

We have a proven track record of delivering world-class films in one of the hardest filming environments.

As well as producing our own films we consult on every aspect of ocean filming, adding creativity and saving money. We can assess the feasibility of an initial idea, advise on optimum logistics for shoots, set up and direct individual shoots and whole films. With our vast experience and global network we are uniquely positioned to help.

Hugh worked at the world-renown BBC Natural History Unit for 17 years on series such as Blue Planet, Africa and Nature’s Great Events before joining Silverback Films where he directed two episodes of The Hunt for BBC Worldwide. Hugh is currently finishing the two marine episodes of Our Planet, a major new wildlife series for Netflix that will premiere worldwide in 2019. Hugh’s programmes are amongst the most memorable and dramatic films about the ocean and have won many awards, including EMMYs and BAFTAs. With a degree in marine biology and two decades of filming at sea Hugh has built up a deep knowledge and passion for telling stories about the incredible wildlife in our oceans.