SEALIFE PRODUCTIONS

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 videography. Florian now holds a Ph.D. in Marine Biology with specialization in marine mammals, and works as a freelance wildlife cinematographer. Florian brings 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, and others.


Florian has current rebreather certification and has been diving with rebreathers since 1995. As of Spetember 2022, he has logged over 3,350 dives in diverse environments, mostly in cold water, around the world. Florian grew up diving in Germany and became a certified research diver with the Biological Institute Helgoland.


Gina Truesdell, Florian's business and romantic partner, holds a Ph.D. in MCD biology. Gina is wildly enthusiastic about science and nature and loves capturing it all on video. Gina is a certified diver and drone pilot. Her roles include production manager, second camera, sound, writer, and DIT. The couple have been working and adventuring together since 2002.

Sealife Productions is located on Whidbey Island, Washington where we support local environmental groups around our home waters of the Salish Sea. We have produced films for the Northwest Straits Commission and the North Pacific Coast, Island County, and Snohomish County Marine Resource Committees, NOAA, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and Puget Sound Restoration Fund.


We maintain extensive video and image stock libraries shot in 5K/4K RED formats and HD from HDCam. Contact us regarding footage sales for your project.


Land Acknowledgement

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.

9/28/22