Film Production

Blue Cradle’s main activity is documentary production. We are telling stories of people working on ocean solutions. Our objective is to create an ongoing series, using an adventurous style and with clear educational outcomes.

Interviewing the "Godfather of coral", Dr. Charlie Veron in 2017

Blue Cradle’s ambitious approach is to document interdisciplinary scientific teams as they carry out research in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

We will work from a liveaboard vessel, and document a core crew with scientific research teams conducting different operations in different locations.

Each episode will be an exciting journey and adventure.

By working with innovative technology, Western science, but also with Indigenous knowledge (Mātauranga Māori in NZ), these stories tell the story of balance, how we must embrace better stewardship (kaitiakitanga) and increase knowledge of connectivity of everything on this planet.

Passionate characters will structure this series. We will follow them as they advance their work, in pursuit of ocean restoration and the protection of biodiversity.

Short and long form documentaries will be created, with a ‘halo’ of content social media engagement, as well as theatrical releases, public screenings and live broadcasts.

If you are interested in commissioning our content,

please contact


“You can’t care, if you don’t know.

And most people simply don’t know”.

Sylvia A. Earle