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TERRA AUSTRALIS PRODUCTIONS

Terra Australis is a highly experienced team of Western Australian based filmmakers and ocean focused production experts. The team’s unique skillset and arsenal of state-of-the-art production equipment has seen them deliver cinematic projects to the world’s leaders in the Natural History documentary format.

Key to their success is their ability to offer a broad range of production requirements that include underwater, aerial and land-based imagery, in addition to vessel management, marine operations, location logistics and crewing.

Providing cinematic content to major digital platforms including Disney +, BBC, Netflix, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Tourism Australia, and Rolex the Terra Australis team has a proven track record of success and reliability.

With a strong environmentally conscious mindset, the team at Terra Australis strive to showcase the beauty and wonder of the natural environment to captivate and inspire passion in their global audiences.

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We offer a wide array of services aimed at simplifying your ocean based experience

Video Production

  • Documentaries
  • Product Testing & Comparison
  • 360 & Virtual Reality
  • Advertising & Marketing Campaigns
  • Unmanned Underwater Cameras Stations
  • Rebreather Camera Operator
  • Camera Operator To 50m
  • Drone Pilots

Photography

  • Underwater
  • Aerial
  • Land Based
  • Wildlife
  • Promotional
  • Tourism
  • Product

Marine

  • Diving
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • HD Video surveys
  • Research and Exploration
  • Rov Operations

Consulting

  • Marine / Diving
  • Online Videos
  • Marketing
  • Locations / Exploration
  • Subsea Engineering

Capabilities

From above and below we get the shots.

Utilising the latest in high end video and photographic equipment above and below the surface ensures that production deliverables exceed expectation. Terra Australis specialise in the use of surface and underwater cameras, drones, ROV’s, thruster powered shark cages (hand built by us!), custom camera stations, and lots of ingenuity and hard work to get the shots we are known for.

With our purpose designed vessel ‘Little Terra’, the team boasts the ability to independently run production or provide vessel assistance for filming or research projects.  Options are available for the addition of a cineflex camera system.

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A vibrant work culture that flows with creativity is our secret

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Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Founder, Creative Director

JOHNNY DEBNAM

Johnny is the founder and one of the major creative driving forces behind Terra Australis productions.

Johnny is the founder and one of the major creative driving forces behind Terra Australis productions.

After spending years as a deep sea commercial diver and undergoing sub sea engineering projects, Johhny's passion for the ocean and film lead him to documentary filmmaking nine years ago.

Johnny thinks outside the box, actually there is no box of limits in Johnny's mind! He is inspired and determined to create magic and leave people in awe with our oceans beauty and power.

Co - Founder + Ocean Master

ANDRE REREKURA

Andre is on of the Co founding members of Terra Australis and a true master at sea.

Andre is the co founder of Terra Australis and a true master at sea.

Highly regarded in his field of expertise, Andre is one of the most highly respected in water cinematographers in Australia. Andre has worked on some of the largest and most technically demanding ocean documentaries filmed in Australia.

An instrumental member of the team, his insatiable pursuit of unique vision is invaluable to the team's success.

As well as being a talented camera operator, Andre is one the most positive, proactive and resourceful humans you will meet. Bringing relentless energy and positive vibes he is a crucial link in the Terra Australis chain.

Co - Founder, Managing Director

RYAN CHATFIELD

Ryan's ability to bring any story to life in a way that captivates the audience makes him the perfect man to be the driving force behind every story our team tells.

Ex Professional Deep Sea Diver, Ryan began filming full time nine years ago and has now become one of the most in demand Producer /Cinematographers in Western Australia. Ryan has a huge range of experience in all aspects of multimedia content production, and relishes the opportunity to challenge himself creatively.

Ryan's ability to bring any story to life in a way that captivates the audience makes him the perfect man to be the driving force behind every story our team tells.

Trusted Captain

ASHLEY SUTTON

Ash has spent his life exploring the West Australian coastline. With an intimate knowledge of the island groups he has the ability to find the perfect location in any conditions.

The ultimate scallywag. A fearless ocean goer, Ash has grown up around boats and the ocean all his life. Boasting extensive maritime knowledge Ash has a passion for the historical aspects of sea faring.
Ash has spent his life exploring the West Australian coastline. With an intimate knowledge of the island groups he has the ability to find the perfect location in any conditions.
Director & In-water Cinematographer

ANOUSKA FREEDMAN

Forever positive and smiling, Nush brings an awesome personality to the team as well as in depth ocean based production experience.

A highly accomplished cinematographer and real life mermaid, Nush has worked on an extensive back catalogue of high profile Australian and international documentary productions. Through extensive time in the water she has gained an amazing set of skills which has made her an extremely efficient and proactive member of our team. Based on the Ningaloo Reef, Nush is active in ocean research and wildlife protection and is seen as a world wide ambassador for ocean environment conservation and protection
Chief Morale Booster

Trippy

Trippy is in charge of adventure and keeping spirits up. Always the first in the boat, this Koolie is one action packed dog. In his down time he loves belly rubs, sleeping on your feet and chewing sticks.

Trippy is in charge of adventure and keeping spirits up. Always the first in the boat, this Koolie is one action packed dog. In his downtown he loves belly rubs, sleeping on your feet and chewing sticks.

We've worked with some of the biggest brands

Testimonials

Highly recommend the team at Terra Australis, a great company to work with. We’ve contracted a number of projects including with Discovery Channel and major news outlets. Their commercial production output has always exceeded expectations.

LINDSAY LYONOCEAN GUARDIAN

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