Deep Ocean: Giants of the Antarctic Deep

Three marine biologists explore the cryptic depth of the Southern Ocean, where they find a bountiful marine fauna with many species having evolved into gigantic forms as a result of their unique adaptation to the cold Antarctic deep.

Director: Masazumi KOMODA

Leading natural-history producer Masazumi Komoda joined NHK in 2003 and started his career as a programme director and has long been involved with film-making. Since transferring to Science Programmes Division in 2008, he has produced numerous natural-history programs including the Nature Wonder Land series. He is also producing the series of documentary about the deep sea.

Director: Masumi Mizunuma

Masumi joined NHK in 1991. In 1995, she was transferred to the Natural History Unit of the Program Production Department. Since then, she has produced programs about nature and wildlife in various parts of the world. Her past work in this genre includes the ‘Global Family’ and ‘Wild Secrets’ series, which were major attractions among NHK’s output. Her work reflects a deep interest in water and in the coexistence of people and nature.

52 Min.
Director: Masazumi KOMODA, Masumi Mizunuma
Cinematography: Hiroshi Tomita, Hirofumi Zusho, Junya Miyake, Munehiro Aoki, Blair Monk, Kenichi Makino, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Chihiro Wakamatsu
Editing: Nobuhito Sawamura
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Narrator: David Attenborough
Producer: NHK in association with NHK Enterprises, Inc. in co-production with ZDF, National Geographic Wild