Roger Horrocks | SUBDocument

Underwater cameraman specializing in filming dynamic marine animals and events, including dolphins, whales, sharks, rays, seals and baitballs.

Roger Horrocks is a wildlife cameraman and photographer whose speciality is to shoot underwater sequences for documentaries and features. 

TRIMIX and Cave qualified on the Evolution Rebreather to 100m. Owns and maintains a 6K RED Epic Dragon Underwater Cinema System and a Nikon D800 Underwater Stills and Video System, with Keldan Lights.

In 2009 he teamed up with Didier Noirot and the Foster Brothers/NHU Africa to shoot a documentary about diving with Nile Crocodiles in the Okavango Delta, Botswana premiered on Animal Planet in April 2010, and won Best Underwater Cinematography at the 2010 BLUE Oceans Film Festival in California. The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Emmy Awards. 

The sequel to this film, “Touching the Dragon”, which explores one mans extraordinary relationship with an American crocodile in Costa Rica, premiered on the National Geographic Channel in July 2013 as part of the society’s 125 Anniversary Celebrations.

During 2013  he worked as the principal underwater cameraman on the John Downer Productions “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod” series, logging over 100 days at sea filming bottle-nose dolphins in Mozambique and Honduras.  

Roger is currently working on the BBC series "Ocean" and shooting on a Disney feature for Silverback Productions.

Cinematography Credits

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Atlantic: Earth's Wildest Ocean

3 x 60' for BBC2 | Series Producer - Dan Rees | Program 3 Producer  - Ted Giffords | Underwater Cameraman Credit - Roger Horrocks

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.

The first programme follows the extraordinary Gulf Stream, a massive ocean current travelling thousands of miles across the North Atlantic; the second programme, From Heaven To Hell, follows a year in the life of the tropical Atlantic, where everything from dolphins to manatees, whale sharks to sun-bathing jellyfish thrive in the Caribbean’s warm, sheltered waters.

The final programme travels to the vast South Atlantic where huge pods of dolphins, massive penguin colonies and the largest gathering of marine mammals on Earth gather, because of powerful volcanic forces.

Commissioned by Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual Formats, the Commissioning Editor is Craig Hunter, the Executive Producer is Tim Scoones and the Series Producer is Dan Rees.

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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. Underwater Cameraman - Roger Horrocks

A new generation of spy cameras enter the dolphins’ world shedding light on the hidden lives of the cleverest animals in the ocean. This time all the cameras are designed as ‘Spy Creatures’ most with cameras for eyes. They include Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus, Spy Turtle and a variety of other denizens of the deep. Working alongside the human dive team, they captured the most intimate views of dolphins that had ever been captured and filmed an array of new and remarkable behaviour.

 
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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.

"Touching the Dragon" tells the story of Chito and Potcho.

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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

Into the Dragons Lair tells the story of Didier Noirot's quest to dive and film Nile crocodiles in the Okavango Delta.

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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.