December 8, 2018—The
first of eight
new, live-action underwater shows in 4K for fulldome theaters
and planetariums worldwide
was announced today
by production company Prospero
Productions of Fremantle, Western Australia
and BIG & Digital.

“We are excited to be distributing this series with Prospero. The immersive setting and 4K
underwater footage will be a new and exciting experience for audiences,” said Tina Ratterman, Founder of BIG &

“Ningaloo: Australia’s Other Great Reef” will
reveal the intimate secrets of the world’s largest and relatively unexplored
fringing reef during its world premiere at the Western Australian Maritime
Museum in Fremantle, Australia, on December 29, 2018.

“Ningaloo Reef may be smaller than Great Barrier Reef, but it’s just as
important. Our visually stunning, story-driven film about this underwater wonderland
will help everyone understand the Reef’s pristine nature and scientific value,” comments Ed Punchard,
Producer and Joint Managing Director of Prospero
Productions, who is also a qualified maritime archaeologist.

“The sea has always drawn
us as filmmakers. It holds
so many great
stories and the Ningaloo
Reef is just one of them,“ added  Prospero’s other Managing Director, Julia Redwood. “Fulldome allows us to immerse our audience in that world
and transport them to this
place they may
never otherwise get the
chance to experience.”

Audiences will ride along on a magical expedition through this maze of
coral reefs as they join researchers aboard the two-person submarine, Odyssea. The Ningaloo Reef is a vast
coral highway stretching along the Northwest coast of Western Australia. So large
it can be viewed from outer space, this rich ecosystem also attracts both the
largest fish on the planet (whale shark), and some of its smallest.

Thanks to the clarity of images provided by RED
Weapon Brain cameras with Helium 8K sensors, viewers will be surrounded by one
of our planet’s greatest natural events. One night each year, driven
by the March full moon, the entire coral reef spawns in mass synchrony–a dazzling and
psychedelic midnight phenomenon.

The adventure culminates
with the arrival of larger-than-life, annual visitors to the reef. Audiences will
get to meander through the reef’s turquoise waters side by side with
whale sharks, the majestic gentle giant of this
underwater paradise.

To bring this amazing
story to life for fulldome
audiences, Prospero
enlisted the help of Director Russell Vines, who has worked
with them on several award-wining box office
hits including SAS: The Search for
, Heartbreak Science, Eco House
, Navy Divers
and Australia – Life on the Edge.

“I’m so excited to be
working on this ambitious, ground-breaking project. To create live action films for the fulldome industry is a huge
thrill. And to do it with a submarine is just awesome!” stated Vines.

The Show will be
released in 45- and 25-minute run times with 4K Resolution at 30 fps. Distribution and leasing information is available from BIG & Digital.


About Prospero Productions

The films are produced by one of Australia’s leading
factual production companies, Prospero Productions. Based
in Fremantle, Western
Australia, Prospero
has over 25 years experience, with over $100 million worth
of production and
over 255 hours
of television production to its name.
It is highly regarded in the screen industry both in Australia and internationally known
for producing award winning, high quality and
entertaining programing.

About BIG & Digital, LLC

BIG & Digital
specializes in distribution of shows and Films for museums
and planetariums. BIG &
Digital was founded
in 2009 by Tina Ratterman, a veteran in the giant screen industry
with 20 years of successful marketing and distribution experience for
flat and dome theaters. The company has several Fulldome Shows
now in distribution. More information can be found at


Source: BIG & Digital