Underwater cameraman specialising in blue chip sequences for documentaries, features and commercials

BBC NHU, Atlantic, the Azores, Image by Dave Mothershaw

BBC NHU, Atlantic, the Azores, Image by Dave Mothershaw

On location, Disney Penguins, image by John Atchinson

On location, Disney Penguins, image by John Atchinson

National Geographic Studios, Okavango Delta, image by Kat Brown.

National Geographic Studios, Okavango Delta, image by Kat Brown.

Roger Horrocks is an underwater cameraman specialising in blue chip sequences for documentaries, features and commercials. He owns and maintains a Red Dragon 6K Underwater Imaging system and is CCR TRIMIX qualified. Roger is currently working on Our Planet, a new eight part series commissioned by Netflix and produced by Silverback Films, Dolphin World for Disney Nature, as well as the BBC NHU series Ocean | Blue Planet 2. Contact email: roger@rogerhorrocks.com 

 

Silverback Films, Dolphin Oasis, image by Raz Razmussen

Silverback Films, Dolphin Oasis, image by Raz Razmussen

Silverback Films, Dolphin Oasis, image by Raz Razmussen

Silverback Films, Dolphin Oasis, image by Raz Razmussen

Silverback Films for Disney Nature, Antarctica, image by Frederique Olivier

Silverback Films for Disney Nature, Antarctica, image by Frederique Olivier

BBC NHU, Atlantic, image by Dave Mothershaw

BBC NHU, Atlantic, image by Dave Mothershaw

John Downer Prodictions, Earthflight 3D, image by Rob Pilley

John Downer Prodictions, Earthflight 3D, image by Rob Pilley

Silverback Films for Disney Nature, Mozambique, image by Kat Brown

Silverback Films for Disney Nature, Mozambique, image by Kat Brown

Current Projects

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Our Planet

8 x 60' for for Netflix | Silverback Films | Executive Producers - Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey | Worldwide Release - 2019

Netflix Teams With Silverback Films and WWF to Create Our Planet, A Landmark Follow Up to the Seminal Natural History Series, Planet Earth. The Eight-Part Series Combines the Spectacular Photography of Planet Earth with An Unprecedented Look At the Planet’s Remaining Wilderness Areas and their Animal Inhabitants to Debut in 2019

The ambitious four year project – the largest of its kind ever attempted – will take viewers into never-before-filmed wilderness areas from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests, introducing them to the most precious species and places that must withstand the impact of humanity so generations to come can enjoy the bounties of the natural world. Using the latest in 4K camera technology, the series and a range of specially produced storytelling for multi-media platforms will bring millions of people into intimate contact with some of the world’s rarest animals and most precious natural habitats. 

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Ocean  | Blue Planet 2

7 x 60' for BBC | Executive Producer - James Honeybourne | Series Producer - Mark Brownlow | Expected TX Date - early 2018

 In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year.

Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system, remotely operated submarines, 4k digital resolution and new marine tracking techniques - we will capture the marvels of the world’s largest living space.

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Dolphin World

1 x 80' feature for DisneyNature | Silverback Films | Executive Producers - Keith Scholey and Alistair Fothergill | First Screening - Earthday 2018

Cinematography Credits

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Chanel Allure

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Atlantic: Earth's Wildest Ocean

3 x 60' for BBC2 | Series Producer - Dan Rees | Program 3 Producer  - Ted Giffords

This 3x60 landmark series reveals the mysteries of the Atlantic Ocean - from the Arctic to the Antarctic, the crushing depths of the abyss to the sun drenched tropical reef. This series will reveal the amazing, surprising and resilient inhabitants of the Atlantic, both animals and people, as they pit themselves against the world’s wildest ocean.

Each episode unveils the natural forces that underpin life in the Atlantic, from the world’s most powerful currents, ferocious hurricanes and huge chains of undersea volcanoes making this dynamic ocean rich in life.

 

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Spy in the Pod

2 x 52mins. John Downer Productions for BBC 1. First flighted January 2014. Executive Producer - John Downer. Series Producer - Rob Pilley

To truly innovate in the filming of some of the world’s most beloved animals – dolphins – the team at John Downer Productions has stopped at nothing to get their cameras close to the animals. Following the success of Penguins: Spy In The Huddle, this time all the spycams are disguised as sea creatures. Tunacam, Turtlecam, Squidcam and Dolphincam are just a few examples of an enchanting underwater menagerie, each programmed by the production team for a different spying role. They take us closer to dolphins than ever before - from the intimacy of a mother teaching her calf to catch fish or leap from the water, to the drama of huge megapods, many thousands strong.They not only reveal the tender and playful side of dolphins but also some less familiar aggressive tendencies, as well as displays of their renowned intelligence. With two programmes derived from hundreds of hours of innovative observational footage, it's a very intimate ride into the deep blue. Filled with wonder and magical encounters, this is the dolphin’s world as it hasn’t been seen before. Dolphin: Spy in the Pod will be narrated by David Tennant.

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EarthFlight 3D

1 x 90mins. Produced by John Downer Productions for the BBC

 

Earthflight 3D is a 90 minute special filmed in 3D with a new commentary from David Tennant. The film picks up from where the series left off  to take viewers on a special journey over our planet in the company of birds. We see the seasons change, witness the most amazing events in nature and journey from the warm topics to the frozen north. Filmed using specialised and innovative camera techniques to give an up close perspective like no other, Earthflight 3D contains new and unique imagery to give an exclusive look at the world through the eyes of birds.

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Touching the Dragon

1 x 52mins. Acquired by National Geographic Channel, USA. First flighted January 2012. Filmed and Directed by Craig and Damon Foster for NHU Africa. Co-produced and presented by Roger Horrocks.

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Into the Dragons Lair

1 x 52mins produced by Craig and Damon Foster for NHU Africa. Acquired by Animal Planet, USA. First flighted in 2010. Underwater Cameraman and Co-Presenters - Didier Noirot and Roger Horrocks

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The Great Tide

1 x 52mins. Produced by Hugh Pearson for the BBC, part of series "Nature's Great Events. First flighted January 2010. Assistant Cameraman - Roger Horrocks

"The Great Tide", produced by Hugh Pearson, documents the sardine run that occurs off the east coast of South Africa during the winter months of June and July.