Der Blaue Planet - Leuchtende Tiefsee

When night falls the deep sea turns into a sea of lights. About 90 per cent of all creatures illuminate the dark with their bodies. This psychedelic firework may be the most common way of communication – from love lights to death traps.

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Director: Orla Doherty

Orla spent ten years at sea studying the remote coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean with a coral
reef NGO, having previously produced popular factual television from Channel 4’s “Grand
Designs” to BBC’s “Don’t Look Down” with Kevin McCloud. She joined Blue Planet II in
October 2013. Since then, she has spent 500 hours at depths of 1,000 metres in three
oceans and filmed scientists at the frontline of ocean discoveries from Indonesia to the Arctic

United Kingdom
2013 - 2017
45 Min.
Director: Orla Doherty
Cinematography: Gavin Thurston
Editing: Nigel Buck
Music: Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, David Fleming
Narrator: Axel Milberg
Editor: Gabriele Conze (Federführung WDR), Christine Peters (BR), Ralf Quibeldey (NDR), Claudia Schwab (SWR)
Producer: Eine Koproduktion von BBC und WDR in Zusammenarbeit mit BR, NDR und SWR
Awards: Special Jury Award for the Best Series 2018