Exploring our connection with the ocean’s complex and parallel world, THE LAST REEF reveals a habitat more diverse and colourful than ever imagined.
The stunning 3D imagery immerses viewers beneath the sea and reveals the behaviour and relationships of countless ocean dwellers — from spotted dolphins, reef sharks and stingrays, to crocodile fish and delicate flatworms.
FLY ACROSS irridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see, where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators…
We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undeniably connected.
Reefs are hotspots of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rain-forests. They have been shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years.
The fossil record shows that given time they have recovered from all of earth’s major extinction events.
Even reefs pulverised by atomic blasts at Bikini Atoll have regenerated.
Yet within our lifetime reefs have come to face their greatest threat...
Shot over three years throughout Palau, Bahamas, Cancun, French Polynesia and New York, THE LAST REEF utilises the world’s first underwater 4K macro photography rig, created specifically for the film to reveal coral worlds and miniscule creatures in incredible clarity and detail. As these ancient, exotic havens face the threat of extinction, this uplifting film inspires audiences with a vision of the reef’s incredible, yet fragile, power to rebuild.
From the makers of WILD OCEAN 3D and creators of STOMP, THE LAST REEF takes the audience from the heart of the city to the heart of the reef.
E. Pinazza - Ferncourt Public School
S. Gianni - Belmore Boys High School
C. Papanikolaou - TAFE NSW
L. Jego - Great Lakes College Tuncurry Campus