David Hannan filming Sailfish, Mexico 2012

Underwater Cinematography & Productions

Plankton Productions Pty Ltd is an Australian based specialist media production & services company creating & contributing to a wide range of screen projects from Feature Films, TV Documentary, Education to Marine Video Art and Displays.

With 'blue chip' natural history scenes most recently featured in Life On The Reef, David Hannan has in recent years made notable contributions to Planet Ocean, the follow up feature to 'HOME', produced segments for Rob Stewarts latest movie Revolution and completed principal cinematography for Coral: Rekindling Venus, a major new work in full-dome format by acclaimed artist Lynette Wallworth.

David's latest edition of his timeless classic Coral Sea Dreaming is currently in release. Other programs include the 6-part TV series Undersea Edens and a series of 9 Education Modules. Ongoing endeavours include visuals for projection such as for dance performance piece Okeanos, all empowered by David Hannan's extensive HD footage library.

David Hannan and Plankton Productions have filmed in tropical and temperate waters all around Australia, undertaken expeditions to Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands and established not-for-profit organisation Ocean Ark Alliance.
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In The News:

Coral: Rekindling Venus  

'Coral: Rekindling Venus' astounds audiences

21 May, 2013
Created and directed by Australian media artist Lynette Wallworth with principal photography by David Hannan, 'Coral: Rekindling Venus' is an immersive Full Dome format film experience... read more...

Dr. Kiki Sanford  

'Exploring Coral Reefs, Climate Change & Carbon Dioxide' - New Classroom Resources Available

May 16, 2011
Coral Reefs are rich, sensitive ecosystems vital to the survival of one-quarter of all sea life and the economies of many countries. But what are corals really, how do they function and why are they now threatened by rising sea temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? read more...

"Coral Sea Dreaming 3D - One of the more brazen unauthorised re-interpretations of David Hannan's classic feature to be discovered on the internet. Many contemporary screens have a built-in 3D conversion circuit that renders 2D input into a kind of 'fake' 3D ...

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Network Partner NUMA - Pete West has skills, gear and 40 years underwater and marine experience to service any Film and TV Production.

Network Partner TWIN STAR FILM - Steve Lichtag has gear & know-how to produce 3D, 4k+ underwater.


A new edition of David Hannan's timeless classic masterpiece Coral Sea Dreaming is out now.

David Hannan is proud to contribute cinematography to Planet Ocean, a new film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot premiered at Rio+20.

OAA’s mission is to create a deeper appreciation of some of the most wondrous, yet fragile, ecosystems on our planet.

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