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MAKE IT YOUR

LAST BREATH.

"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders.

He is bottled to earth.

But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau

 

LATEST PROJECTS

Frozen Ceiling

If the cameras freeze, they will stop working.


It’s been a while since I released a film, or at least one I created purely for the sake of creating. Life can be often too distracting. Nothing brings you back to the present more so than some ice cold water and a little frost bite.

The goal of this short piece was to explain the simplicity of a breath hold and the deeper thoughts in the mind when pushing your body to such limits.

I just wanted to first off thank Geoff Combs and Andrew Ryzebol our fearless Canadian Ice guides.Thank you for dealing with us and keeping everyone safe under the ice.

Cinematography - Perrin James

Living Off the Land in Hawaii

Nat Geo Explorer

National Geographic Explorer correspondent J.J. Kelley travels to Hawaii to meet with a group of people (Kimi Werner & Justin Lee) who are living off the land like their ancestors.

Underwater cinematography by Perrin James.

Three Hearts Home

Olukai

Kimi Werner and her film Three Hearts Home, supported by OluKai, explains her journey to reconnect with her long-lost brother, Dr. Randall Kosaki, who, despite growing up in an entirely different household, was driven by an innate connection to the ocean and ultimately became a chief scientist at NOAA. 

Drone intro work and camera assistant - Perrin James

BLUE - the film

www.bluethefilm.org

Blue is a powerful film about our oceans. It charts the challenges we face and the opportunities for positive change. Filmed in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, the South Pacific and the United States, this stunning cinematic documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come.

This 60-second trailer can be downloaded and shared on social media.

Underwater Hawaii footage and logistical coordination by Last Breath Film.

YETI Presents: Carter Andrews

A fisherman down to the DNA, Carter Andrews has no choice but to go out there and catch everything that swims. Described by a friend as a “wild man”, he does have a certain intensity about him. But you don’t have only anglers as friends unless you’re still lit up with raw joy every time a fish bites.

Underwater cinematography by Perrin James

Project Hiu

LBF conservation

The film of project Hiu

In 2018, a small team travelled to one of Indonesia’s largest shark fisheries with one intention, to befriend a shark fisherman. In a world where shark stocks are collapsing, changing generations of shark fishermen who fish for survival is essential, but nearly impossible. There is one trade however, that can rival the multi million-dollar shark trade, one trade that can save sharks and people, a trade that thrives on something that wont go extinct, tourism. 

This short film depicts the initial journey of project Hiu (project shark) to find a shark fisherman among the fleet, willing to let us onto his boat and pay him for tourism, distracting the boat from its usual shark fishing trip. 

Cinematography: Perrin James

Pregnant Devil Ray: Rare Look | Zeb's Big Fish

Nat Geo Wild

Nat Geo Wild's Zeb comes across thousands of leaping devil rays while waiting for the plane to spot a whale shark.

Underwater Director of Photography & 2nd Camera Above Water/Drone Operator: Perrin James

A Justin Lee Story

A J-Lee story about his fight against cancer and how the ocean and traveling the world shaped his life. One of the best divers in the world just going to catch dinner in his own backyard. 

Fish People - Keith Malloy Patagonia Documentary

Super excited to have had a small part in filming for - Fish People a new documentary presented by Patagonia, directed by Keith Malloy, it’s a film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean—and how we can leave our limitations behind to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore.

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BEHIND THE LENS

"I started this underwater journey somewhere in the summer of 2012. In the beginning, it was all about the art of free diving and spearfishing. Since then, Last Breath Film has evolved into so much more. We are now a well know underwater production company specializing in freedive cinema.

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From the crocodile infested waters of the Amazon, to the underwater ice currents in the Arctic circle, we not only survived the elements but thrive in these less than desirable filming conditions."

 
 

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