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Blue Water Hunting International Pty Ltd.


Robert Torelli is currently self employed as principal in his two businesses, Marine Boy Productions and Blue Water International. He is a passionate marine conservationist and has vast experience in the marine environment having spent the best part of 25 years as a diver exploring the world’s oceans. Rob has a particularly keen interest in the conservation of sharks, sea turtles and marine mammals.

Marine Boy Productions is Robert’s underwater filming business. This aspect of his work concentrates on marine theme subject matter ranging from macro subjects such as nudibranchs to large marine mammals.
Robert’s area of expertise is in the open water environment and his favourite subject matters include both cetaceans and sharks. Footage shot by Robert has been used in a vast array of situations from stock footage in blue chip natural history documentaries to contributions to conservation organisations.
Rob has also produced a number of programs for television and the international market.

Marine Boy Productions has one of Australia’s largest and most unique stock footage libraries of cetaceans and sharks. This footage has been filmed through out the world with a speciality in the South Pacific region.
Cetacean species documented to date include…sperm whales, killer whales, false killer whales, pygmy killer whales, both long fin and short fin pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, spinner and spotted dolphins, blue whales, southern right whales, humpback whales, brydes whales.

Shark species include great whites, tigers, great hammerheads, bulls, oceanic white tips, makos, blues, grey reef, grey nurse, seven gills, Galapagos, spinners, swell, Port Jacksons and many others.

Rob’s stock footage has aired both throughout Australia and internationally with of media outlets.

This includes a documentary that Robert was associate producer and principal underwater cameraman on for National Geographic titled
“Shark Quest”.

Other broadcasts include the following…

- Two BBC (UK) Blue Chip Natural History shows narrated by Sir David Attenborough, “Robo Shark” and “Shark Battlefields”.

- BBC shows “Perfect Shark” and “Tiger Sharks, Aka mother of all Sharks”

- Animal Planet, “Up Close and Dangerous”

- Grenada, UK, “Sharks on Trial”

- Various natural history productions from “Aquavision Television shows” Johanesburg, South Africa.

- NHK Japan, “Bait ball, a Fish Feeding Frenzy”

Robert also produced a mini documentary called the “Fish Ball Dance” that took out first place in the 2002 “Celebrate the Sea” Underwater Imagery Competition.

Marine Boy Productions and Robert also act in the capacity as a marine consultant for various international film companies. These include some of the leading Natural History Production companies in the world including:

- The BBC Natural History Unit, UK.

- Tokyo Broadcasting System, Japan.

- 3 D Entertainment Ltd

- Rick Rosenthal Productions, USA.

- Aquavision Television, South Africa.

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