No structure built by living creatures compares to the size and majesty of the Great Barrier Reef—spanning more than 1,400 miles off the coast of Australia and home to countless unique species of aquatic life. Narrated by acclaimed Australian actor Eric Bana, Great Barrier Reef explores the awe of this natural environment and introduces the visionaries and “citizen scientists” who help us better understand and protect the reef. Grab your mask and snorkel and join an unforgettable adventure with majestic manta rays and sea turtles, witness the birth of baby seahorses, participate in a coral watch expedition, and discover the exotic splendor of fluorescent corals at night as Great Barrier Reefcaptures the natural beauty and exquisite strangeness of this awesome, and vibrant living world. A December Media film produced in association with Slattery Family Trust, Biopixel, Soundfirm, Film Victoria, and Screen Queensland and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Date Released:

    July 1, 2018

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:

    A December Media film produced in association with Slattery Family Trust, Biopixel, Soundfirm, Film Victoria, and Screen Queensland

  • Executive Producer: Tony Wright, Stuart Menzies, Bevan Slattery, Raj Sharan, Roger Savage
  • Producer: Matt Downey, Tony Wright
  • Director:  Stephen Amezdroz
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Tony Wright, Kerry Drumm
  • Cinematography: Underwater DOP: Richard Fitzpatrick, ACS. Cinematographer: Benjamin Cunningham. Aerial Cinematographer: Peter Beeh. Additional Photography: Christian Miller, Jemma Craig.
  • Sound Editor: 

    Sound Post Producer: Helen  Field. Sound Designer/Re-recording Mixer: Chris Goode, CAS, MPSE. Sound editors: Glenn Newnham, Luke Millar

  • Visual Effects: John Kerron
  • Music/Score:  Dale Cornelius
  • Editor: Wayne Hyett ASE, Jason JP Paul, Vince Waythomas
  • Narrator: Eric Bana, Morgan Maguire
  • Other Credits: Postproduction by RPG Productions. Rick Gordon, Post Production Supervisor
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Nature
  • Oceanography


Film website


Film Facts