Aliens of the Deep Sea

The surprising intelligence of octopuses are revealed

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 its sex organ, brain and intestines all in a single pouch. It’s a carnivorous predator with a sharp beak that can grow up to 5 metres long! It can change shape and colour at will in order to blend in with its surroundings, becoming undetectable. With its formidable intelligence, it is able to solve complex problems; it can walk on land and 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, but only now are we starting to unravel the extent of its astounding intelligence.

Co-production
France (MC4) / Canada (Ideacom International)

awarsd & nominations

Awards
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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Broadcasters

The Team

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

Scriptwriters
Jérôme Julienne
John Jackson
Juan Romero

Directors
Jérôme Julienne
John Jackson

Directors of Photography
John Jackson
Roberto Rinaldi
Neil McDaniel

Editing
Alexis de Favitski
Jean-Marie Drot

Original Music
Frédéric Weber

Category
Documentary – Science

Format
1×52’

Languages 
English, French

Shooting Format
HDCAM SR

Delivery 
HDCAM SR

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