Our Productions

Andrea: Queen of Mantas

  • 2009
  • 59 minutes
  • BBC/AP

Andrea: Queen of Mantas tells the remarkable story of thirty-year-old Andrea Marshall who gave up everything for a life in Mozambique observing the largest popuation of manta rays in the world. From dramatic feeding frenzies, remarkable courtship behavior to the discovery of a giant new species, Andrea’s findings are set to rock the world of marine biology. Andrea: Queen of Mantas is the revelatory true story of one young woman’s determination to understand and protect these remarkable creatures.

 

Publicity

”Breathtakingly beautiful testimony... every ripple seemed part of an elegy…” - Guardian
”Manta Rays are extraordinary. For a start they look like an alien spaceship that’s inadvertently plunged into the ocean… superb underwater photography.” - Radio Times
”Watching them in numbers is indeed like watching a flock of birds. Beautiful.” - Daily Express Magazine
”Congratulations – really excellent figures… It looked fantastic going out last night, and I caught up with the Woman’s Hour piece – Andrea’s amazing – what a smart lady. Well done to all the team!” - Tim Martin, Commissioning Editor, BBC
”A truly inspiring, informative and beautiful film” - Di Williams, BBC NHU

Credits

  • Narrator:
    Alisdair Simpson
  • Photography:
    Chris Openshaw, Max Hug Williams and Hansa Winshaw
  • Music:
    Al Lethbridge
  • Editor:
    Richard Wilkinson
  • Producer/Director:
    Mark Woodward
  • Executive Producer:
    Sarah Cunliffe

Awards

  • BLUE Ocean Film Festival:
    Finalist, Marine Animal Behaviour
  • Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature:
    Special Distinction for Passion and Involvement
  • Green Screen Film Festival:
    Best Marine Film
  • New York Festivals:
    Silver Award for Nature and Wildlife
  • Missoula IWFF:
    5 x Merit Award Winner
  • Cine:
    Golden Eagle