Ocean Origins invites us to an extraordinary adventure: 4 billion years in the ocean, from the beginning of life until that incredible moment when the first vertebrate emerged onto dry land and opened the path to the conquest of the continents. With fascinating footage applying micro and macro-cinematography techniques filming creatures that are alive today, Ocean Origins shows how life forms diversified after the first bacteria appeared. Enhanced by spellbinding music by Bruno Coulais (Microcosmos, Himalaya), this film is a majestic invitation to dive into our own ocean origins.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Date Released:
    June 2001
  • Alternate Titles: Origins of Life
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Big Films Inc.

  • Produced By:

    A Production by Les Productions Dussart and Les Productions de la Geode, in association with Groupe 47, The Centre National de la Cinematographie, Cofimage, and Canal +

  • Executive Producer: Bertrand Dussart
  • Producer: Francoise Bellanger, Christian Oddos
  • Director:  Gerard Calderon
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Gerard Calderon, Bernhard Elsner
  • Cinematography: Claude-Julie Parisot
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Bruno Coulais, Eric Mauer
  • Editor: Florence Ricard
  • Narrator: Didier Sandre
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Oceanography



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