Exclusive Spotlight Features

Just one element in a great line up of entertainment and discussion on the Underwater Tour Show on Sunday 23 May, our exclusive Spotlight Feature short films are as diverse as our guest stars! 

Each of the three films is 20-30 minutes and will find its way to ticket holders by email link on 14 May.  Enjoy the films in your own time, before the Underwater Tour show goes to air. Get to know our stars and their passions before we chat to them on set during our live show!



Aaron Wong – The Art of Light

Aaron Wong’s Spotlight Feature ‘The Art of Light’ takes us from the zhush of high fashion photography and commercial advertising shoots, to the depths of underwater photography. Using tools of the trade – sketches, story boards – creative techniques with light, contrast, composition and colour, Aaron’s pro expertise is the key to bringing his own personal style of images to life.

Aaron’s film covers photography projects in Mexico, Fakarava, Fiji, Truck Lagoon, Indonesia, Cuba and under the ice floes.  If your interest is underwater photography, there are a few aha moments and best practices you may wish to keep up your wet suit sleeve for the next time you’re behind the lens underwater.


Dr Richard Smith – The Little Things

Dr Richard Smith returns to join us in his Spotlight Feature short film – the Little Things.  We find Richard on location in the heart of the Coral Triangle, where he takes us on a remarkable underwater tour of his most recent adventures and discoveries.

Richard’s curiosity and passion for the underdogs of the sea drive him to continually search for, observe and understand marine organisms so few of us are likely to see ourselves.

We glimpse into his findings that set the scene for us, discovering the importance of each and every species – canaries in the coal mine – and how they are so intrinsically interlinked, each with their own contribution to the overall diversity and health of reef systems everywhere. 

Enjoy beautiful filming, photography and considered narration.  Dive in with Richard and journey over the drop off.

Plus… if your interest is underwater photography, Richard advocates knowledge of habitats and behaviour as being key to capturing interesting underwater images.  Keep this tip up your sleeve for the next time you’re behind the lens underwater.

Janet Lanyon – The Dugong Detective

Marine field biologist, marine mammal specialist and world authority on dugongs, Janet is Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland where she leads the Marine Vertebrate Ecology Research Group.

Janet’s Spotlight Feature short film The Dugong Detective takes us on a fascinating underwater tour of our oceans revealing the very hidden lives of these whacky marine mammals.    No spoilers here… you just have to watch the film!

These films are coming live to you via email link if you have a Free ticket, Silver or Gold Ticket on 14 May!

Don’t have your FREE Ticket, Silver Ticket or Gold Ticket yet? Find out more and choose your Ticket here.

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