I Shoot People

A short film for Tourism North Queensland's 'One Day In Paradise' campaign

Shooting underwater is weird.

After four years of working on the underwater series I thought I had dealt with a fair few problems, from infections to reef cuts to White Sharks, so when Tourism North Queensland approached me to make a short film doing what I do on the Great Barrier Reef I said 'No problem'.

Add a late season tropical storm and an Irukandji (Box jellyfish) restriction; I was stumped.

The showcase film we went to make wasn't going to happen, and while reflecting on this in the interview we decided to focus on the challenges we tend to go through while pursuing our chosen career paths.

Even with the problems and copious amounts of stress I'm more stoked on this film than one I pitched, huge thanks goes to my crew for sticking it out.

DOP: Brad Halstead

Model: Holly Alifraco

Stills/Edit: Mark Tipple

Music: Rhian Sheehan



Canon 5D MkII

Aquatech DC-5 v2

Aquatech LP-3 8" Dome port

Aquatech 50mm extension ring


GoPro Hero3 (requirement from the client)

Steadicam Smoothie for GoPro

Rode NTG3 & Zoom H4n

Using Format