Terra Australis is a Western Australian production company specializing in everything underwater. We have grown to become one of the most well respected, hands on creative teams in Australia.  Combining our extensive marine experience and expertise with a our passion for ocean based filming, ensures our creative vision is second to none. 

We are on a mission to light up the world through film. With our combined 30 plus years with marine operations and filming we have experienced the underwater world in a completely unique way. Using innovation and boundary pushing filming techniques provides us with a leading edge in creating imagery that touches, inspires and captivates audiences globally.

Our multi-media content has recently been showcased on Netflix, Discovery Channel, BBC, Nat Geo, New York Times, MTV, Buzzfeed, Australian National T.V Channels 7, 9, 10 & GWN. Our team strives to be the best at what we do, our unique experience, positive and proactive approach along with our ability to make the mission at hand fun makes us the perfect team for marine based projects. 

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  • Marine / Diving 

  • Online Videos

  • Marketing

  • Locations / Exploration

  • Subsea Engineering

  • Documentaries

  • Viral ads

  • Underwater / Surface Cameras

  • Aerial-Drones / Helicopter

  • Commercial Branding

  • Editing Services

  • Diving

  • Engineering

  • Fabrication

  • HD Video surveys

  • Research and Exploration


  • Air 

  • Land

  • Sea

  • Wildlife

  • People


Video Production


From above and below we get the shots.

We use the latest in high end video and photographic equipment above and below the surface to ensure every shot is a keeper. Terra Australis specialise in the use of surface and underwater cameras, drones, Helicopters, 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 Robinson 44 helicopter on standby we can be in the air and filming at short notice. Utilising the versatility of the chopper for an aerial perspective on shoot or simply for location scouting this addition to our arsenal pushes our ability to capture stunning and unique imagery. Options are available for the addition of a cineflex cameras system.


JOHNNY DEBNAM Founder,  Creative Director

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 oar with our oceans beauty and power. 

ANDRE REREKURA Co - Founder Ocean Master

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 in demand in water camera operators in Australia. Andre has worked on some of the largest and most complex ocean documentaries ever 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 super talented human, 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.

RYAN CHATFIELD Co - Founder, General Manager

Ex 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.

ASHLEY SUTTON Captain, Director

The ultimate sea captain. Ash is the owner operator of Infamis & Balls. Ash is fearless, a great character and a creative genius. His creative mind and ability to deliver what his mind creates make him a powerful master on our team. Ash is in huge demand for his world famous bar designs that have to be seen to be believed. Ash is truly a creator of magic in any project he puts himself into.


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. 

ANOUSKA FREEDMAN Researcher & in water cinematographer

Nush Freedman is our teams researcher, cinematographer and mermaid. Nush has worked on numerous complex Australian ocean based documentaries and 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 young leader in the Western Australian ocean scene.

Forever positive and smiling, Nush brings an awesome personality to our team as well as a huge array of marine experience, and knowledge. 

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