Sea turtles are some of Earth’s most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, enduring mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining food webs. But now they face a new threat – humans. It’s time we learned more about these remarkable reptiles. Academy Award winner and turtle conservation champion Russell Crowe narrates the captivating tale of Bunji, a green sea turtle. From the moment her fragile egg cracks below the warm sands of an Australian beach, we join Bunji as she travels through the Great Barrier Reef and thousands of miles into open ocean. After decades, she will migrate with mysterious precision back to the very same beach where she was born and lay the eggs that are the foundation for the next generation. With Bunji as our guide, we will meet an astonishing range of strange and compelling creatures and witness some really wild encounters. All have been filmed in stunning 3D, so you will feel truly immersed amongst massive manta rays, breaching whales, and vibrant clownfish. Sea turtles remind us just how interconnected we all are, and audiences will be moved to cherish these beautiful and vulnerable animals even more.

Length: 42:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Date Released:

    Summer 2018

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

    SK Films

  • Produced By:

    Definition Films (Australia)

  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Barker, Wendy MacKeigan, Mike Slee, Bernard Gross
  • Producer: David Gross
  • Director:  Paul Phelan, Caspar Mazzotti
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Amelia McCarten, Paul Phelan
  • Cinematography: Director of Photography: Jon Shaw. Additional photography: Nick Robinson
  • Sound Editor: 

    Liam Egan

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Michael Lira
  • Editor: Caspar Mazzotti, Paul Phelan
  • Narrator: Russell Crowe
  • Other Credits:
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  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Ecology
  • Nature
  • Oceanography


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Gold Australian Cinematography Award to Director of Photography Jon Shaw, 2018

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