Sealife Productions is a family company that films and produces wildlife documentaries. The company was started in the early 1990s by Florian Graner. After earning a B.S. in Marine Biology, Florian extended his hobby of underwater photography into the field of cinematography. Florian now holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology with specialization in marine mammals. He brings passion and extensive subject knowledge to his films.
Florian has worked as cameraman for projects including the Monterey Bay episode of the Netflix series Our Great National Parks narrated by Barack Obama, the last two seasons of Animal Planet's River Monsters with Jeremy Wade, CBC's Wild Canadian Year, and BBC's Pacific Abyss, Amazon Abyss, and The Blue Planet. He has filmed for Disney, Amazon Prime, Wild Space Productions, Plimsoll Productions, Parthenon Entertainment, and Icon Films. Florian produces films for the German documenatry company Doclights for NDR Naturfilm, including National Geographic's America's National Parks: Olympic among others.
Florian has current rebreather certification and has been diving with rebreathers since 1995. As of September 2022, he has logged over 3,350 dives in diverse environments around the world. Florian grew up diving in Germany and became a certified research diver with the Biological Institute Helgoland.
Gina Truesdell, Florian's partner in business and life, holds a Ph.D. in MCD biology. Gina is wildly enthusiastic about science and nature and loves capturing it all on video. Gina was a research scientist in university and industry labs for her first career. She is a certified diver and drone pilot. Her roles include managing productioon and finance, camera, sound, writer, and DIT.
Sealife Productions has a strong ethical mission. We support environmental groups around our home waters of the Salish Sea. We have filmed and produced works for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, NOAA, and the Northwest Straits Commission in collaboration with the North Pacific Coast, Island County, and Snohomish County Marine Resource Committees.
Sealife Productions maintains extensive video and image stock libraries shot in 5K/4K RED formats and HD from HDCam. Contact us regarding footage sales for your project.
Sealife Productions is on Indigenous land. We are on traditional territory of Coast Salish people, specifically Snohomish people. We honor gʷisgʷistalb, the land, ʔaʔacəp, the sea, and the people—past, present and future.