Stefan Andrews is a marine biologist turned filmmaker with a passion for sharing personal stories of human connection to the ocean. He is an ADAS scientific diver, a CASA commercial drone pilot and has been filming underwater for over ten years. Stefan’s main projects have consistently held a strong focus on communicating scientific research, animal behaviour, marine ecology and conservation.
As the director of production company, Ocean Imaging, Stefan has produced and directed award winning short documentaries that have been screened globally and contributed to natural history documentaries. In recent years, Stefan has been dedicated to raising the public profile of Australia's kelp forests through his role as the Director of Education and Impact with the Great Southern Reef Foundation. His work involves collaborating with Aboriginal groups, universities and conservation entities to create short films and accessible educational resources for the Australian school curriculum.
Stefan has unparalleled experience when it comes to assisting big names in documentary film making at the South Australia’s annual cuttlefish aggregation to document unique behaviour observed in the waters off Pt Lowly near Whyalla. Over the years Stefan has supported the filming of BBC’s Blue Planet II, productions for Netflix (ANIMAL), the Discovery Channel and NatGeo / Disney+ (Super Natural)
Stefan current work involves shooting, editing and publishing content while running educational workshops with schools to promote local marine ecosystems. He works closely with schools and teachers, running workshops such as the annual youth coastal ambassador course and professional development workshops at events like the Seaweed Forests Festival in Sydney. Most recently Stefan has just finished a series of videos and units of work for Coastcare Victoria.
Stefan is currently shooting with a Canon R5 and underwater with a Nauticam Housing. He is available for freelance filming, editing, curriculum development & guest speaking and can be contacted directly by email email@example.com