Aliens of the Deep Sea

A creature lurks at the bottom of the sea. It has a soft boneless body and two eyes that take up a quarter of its body weight. It has eight tentacles one of which contains the sex organ, brain and intestines all in a single pouch. It’s a carnivorous predator with a tearing beak that can grow up to five metres long! It can change shape and colour at will in order to be indistinguishable from its surroundings. With its formidable intelligence it is able to solve complex problems, and can walk on land, even navigate through fire. Sound like your worst nightmare? Think again! This alien-like creature – the Octopus – has lived side by side with Humankind from the beginning, and only now are we beginning to unravel the extent of its astounding intelligence.

France (MC4) / Canada (Ideacom International)


Festival de science 2011 – Athens, Greece

– Innovation & Technology

Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television – Prix Gémeaux 2011
– Best Documentary – Science and Nature

Official Selection
MEDIMED Documentary market 2011 – Spain

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The Team

Jean-Pierre Bailly (France)
Amy Webb (Canada)
Éric Michel (Canada)
Josette D. Normandeau (Canada)

Jérôme Julienne
John Jackson
Juan Romero

Jérôme Julienne
John Jackson

Directors of Photography
John Jackson
Roberto Rinaldi
Neil McDaniel

Alexis de Favitski
Jean-Marie Drot

Original Music
Frédéric Weber

Documentary – Science

One-off 1×52’

English, French

Shooting Format

Delivery Support

Copyright: 2010

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