Big Wave News

Nat Geo preps Jaw-some new content for annual SharkFest summer strand

Disney-backed National Geographic Channel has announced new content for its annual Sharkfest strand, including Shark Beach with Anthony Mackie: Gulf Coast. Produced by Jane Root’s transatlantic prodco Nutopia, the 1×60’ special sees actor Mackie (The Falcon & the Winter Soldier) navigating the waters of his hometown in New Orleans with leading scientists to explore the […]

Posted on: June 13th, 2024

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Deep Dive Australia – Behind the Scenes

BROADCAST ARTICLE Presenter Lizzie Daly on getting breathtakingly close to the wildlife of some of Australia’s most remote locations Credits Production Company Big Wave Productions Commissioner Alison Barrat, Love Nature Presenter Lizzie Daly Series Producer/Director Mark Woodward Executive Producer Emma Ross Underwater Cinematography Biopixel Post House The Edit Telling the story of Australia’s extraordinary marine […]

Posted on: February 19th, 2024

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BEHIND THE SCENES – Shark Eat Shark, National Geographic

BROADCAST ARTICLE 30th JUNE 2023 Big Wave Productions’ director of natural history Emma Ross on proving that sharks off the coast of South Africa are eating each other Production Company: Big Wave Productions Commissioner: Janet Vissering, Nat Geo Wild Length: 1 x 60 minutes TX: 2 July 9pm ET/PT, National Geographic Executive Producers: Emma Ross and Sarah Cunliffe […]

Posted on: July 3rd, 2023

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‘Diving into BigWave’ by Assistant Producer Nathalie Grace Miles

I started diving with my Dad and Sister when I was 15 years old and it was love at first sight. The magic of the ocean captivated me and I have never looked back. I have dived in 12 countries, across 5 continents and seen some incredible marine species in some fascinating underwater environments.  I always […]

Posted on: June 5th, 2023

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BBC announces commission –  ‘The Man Who Loves Kelp’

The BBC has announced their commission of our half hour documentary ‘The Man who Loves Kelp’  A story told through the eyes of 73-year-old lorry driver and free-diver, Eric Smith and his daughter Catrine Priestley, tells of a once magical underwater forest, teeming with life that used to flourish off the south coast, until the […]

Posted on: May 30th, 2023

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We’ve been lucky enough this past month to have an extra pair of hands at Big Wave – and they’re overdue an introduction! Meet Helen, our Wildscreen X WWF Production Assistant Intern. Over Summer, Big Wave teamed up with Wildscreen and WWF to become one of the first production companies to host interns as part […]

Posted on: November 16th, 2022

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Cornwall’s Wildest Wave – Exploring sustainable production

We are always excited to announce a new programme release especially one that highlights the wonders that can be found exploring our own local environments here in the UK! Cornwall’s Wildest Wave is the incredible story of big wave surfer, Tom Butler, as life events caused him to press pause on chasing the world’s biggest […]

Posted on: May 24th, 2022

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Ocean Public Awareness Award: We won!

We are very excited to announce that Sarah Cunliffe won the Public Awareness Award in the Ocean Awards 2022! Watch below to see the award presentation and get a taste of the film she made in support of the Help Our Kelp campaign. The Ocean Awards are a partnership between Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International. They exist […]

Posted on: May 5th, 2022

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2022 Ocean Awards – Help Our Kelp

We are incredibly proud to share the news that our Help Our Kelp Campaign film has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Public Awareness Award in the 2022 Ocean Awards. The Ocean Awards are a partnership between Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International. They exist to recognise and celebrate the work of individuals, community […]

Posted on: April 12th, 2022

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Big Wave breaks into Cornwall

Big Wave Cornwall received some fantastic press this week from Televisual, C21, World Screen, Broadcast, Hollywood Reporter and more. We’re excited to soon reveal what Mike and the team have been working so hard on behind the scenes. While we can’t say much, last week saw lots of hard work and preparation come together and […]

Posted on: March 1st, 2022

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Part of my Big Wave summer was spent making a short film for the Kelp Summit, happening on the 17th November. You can watch it live here. Commissioned by the Sussex Wildlife Trust and funded by the People’s Post Code Lottery and the Post Code Planet Trust, our brief was to film an update on […]

Posted on: November 17th, 2021

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The very first film we made was called ‘Di’Di’s Story’ . Made out of our founder Sarah Cunliffe’s spare room, it told the story of a pet orangutan called Di-Di. Taken from the forests of Borneo, and sold to a family in Taiwan, our story followed her return to the forest, and highlighted the issues […]

Posted on: May 14th, 2021

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