Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, has been exploring Earth’s oceans for nearly 70 years. Now, with revolutionary equipment, Cousteau brings to the giant screen this breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Jean-Michel Cousteau guides us through a new world, too small to be seen by the naked eye, in a way his father could have only imagined. He brings us face-to-face with its mysterious inhabitants and transports us to the depths of this breathtaking marine environment to better understand our own. Secret Ocean will leave audiences in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans—the source of all life on our planet—and inspire an even greater desire to protect what they have seen for the first time, or perhaps re-discovered.

Length: 22:00 and 41:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2015
  • Date Released:

    February 20, 2015

  • Alternate Titles: Secret Ocean 3D
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:

    Ocean Futures Society, 3D Entertainment Films

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer:
  • Director:  Jean-Michel Cousteau
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Pamela Stacey
  • Cinematography: Gavin McKinney
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Christophe Jaquelin
  • Editor:
  • Narrator: Dr. Sylvia Earle
  • Other Credits: Starring Jean-Michel Cousteau, Holly Lohuis
  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Exploration/Discovery
  • Nature
  • Oceanography


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