Big Wave News

The making of #HelpOurKelp

Sarah Cunliffe is the creative director of Big Wave Productions. She talks about the making of the #HelpOurKelp film.    It was a beautiful sunny day in July when I first met Sean Ashworth from Sussex IFCA, the Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority. We’d arranged to meet for a coffee to talk about the rise […]

Posted on: October 1st, 2019

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Vanessa Tuson returns to Big Wave

Vanessa Tuson returns to Big Wave as Head of Production.  Vanessa has worked with many of the top documentary production companies over a career spanning 30 years, including Malone Gill,  Touch Productions, October Films and Oxford Films where she stayed for 12 years and was Director of Factual Programmes.  She previously worked with Big Wave […]

Posted on: September 30th, 2019

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Diary of a Production Assistant – My first shoot.

This Summer, I set off to Cape Cod on my first shoot. An opportunity to work alongside top scientists and cameramen, and to see Director Nick Stringer in the field! So there I was mid-July, a year and a half after joining Big Wave, out on the Atlantic Ocean… surrounded by great white sharks!!! The […]

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

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Making Waves – My Experience With Big Wave TV

After finishing my undergrad in Zoology from Trinity College Dublin I was extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to work as a researcher for a British production company that came over to Ireland to make a series of wildlife documentaries. This project finished up in January of this year, and following that I did some […]

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019

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Reflections on 2018

Anyone who knows Big Wave will know we like blue sky challenges, and that we frequently take on high risk, aspirational projects with very little certainty of what the outcome will be. This was once again true for many of the shows we made in 2018, the most notable being SharkWrecked which saw two ex-military […]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019

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SharkCam’s 5th Deploy

Last summer the Big Wave team headed to Bimini Island, in the Bahamas, for the robot sub SharkCam’s 5th deploy. Here, Greg Skomal from the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries and Amy Kukulya and Roger Stokey from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) teamed up with the Bimini Shark Lab & Tristan Guttridge for more extraordinary shark […]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019

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Challenging stunt

So this was quite a challenging stunt for us… we were recreating what happens when you get shipwrecked, and to do that, first we had to find a way to ‘shipwreck’ a boat without causing any environmental damage. Gas and fuel leaks are a common reason for boat explosions so the Big Wave team, led […]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019

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SharkWeek 30th Anniversary ‘SharkWrecked’ gets lots of press

SharkWrecked began with a bang and the explosion didn’t end there! The stunt certainly caught the eye of the media with features in the  New York Times, interviews on Nightline +++ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/arts/television/shark-week-sharkwrecked-james-glancy.html

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019

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Shark Croc Showdown airs tonight in the UK

Big Wave’s latest production, Shark Croc Showdown, airs in the UK tonight @ 9pm on the Discovery Channel. Filmed on the remote beaches of the Australia’s Northern Territory, presenter Paul de Gelder and a team of scientists investigate reports of sharks and crocs clashing over nesting sea turtles.

Posted on: July 24th, 2017

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SOUTH DOWNS DVD presented Peter Owen-Jones on Amazon

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our BBC4 film,  ‘South Downs- England’s Mountains Green’. “This wonderful film captures the great British countryside in all its glory” – Daily Mail “Peter Owen-Jones spends a year wandering his beloved South Downs to make an unashamedly personal film that combines his own poetic wordview with stunning footage of […]

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

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South Downs to air this Tuesday

Big Wave’s latest film South Downs: England’s Mountains Green will be airing on BBC4 on Tuesday 21st February at 21:00. Presented by Peter Owen-Jones, the film takes an intimate look at the UK’s newest national park, exploring it’s rich history, wildlife and people. Two years in the making, the film was directed by Nick Stringer and is already receiving […]

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

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Big Wave footage goes viral

Footage, shot by the Big Wave team, of a Great White shark taking a nap has taken the web by storm. The revelatory clip, taken from the recently aired ‘Jaws of the Deep’ show on Discovery, has been seen by over 1 million people on youtube. To view the clip go to:

Posted on: July 1st, 2016

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