Director / Executive Producer
Colette is a senior production executive with 25+ years of science, history and natural history experience.
As Managing Director of SeaLight Pictures, she manages key relationships within and outside the company; sells concepts; negotiates contracts; creates finance plans; liaises with industry leaders in international content creation, funding, and distribution; and supervises editorial, budgets, deliverables and production staff, as well as marketing and graphics.
She has held key positions at the network executive/series producer or supervising producer level with major broadcasters and prod cos in the US, Australia, NZ, China and Germany. She has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy Awards for National Geographic's Inside 9/11 and The Dog Whisperer, among the Channel’s all-time top-rated Specials and Series.
She also produced top-rating programs for National Geographic, Discovery, ABC Australia, SBS, ARTE France, SVT Sweden, NHNZ, the History Channel, Science Channel, Oxygen, CBS, TLC, and Animal Planet.
Colette’s Masters degree is in environmental science from the London School of Economics, her BS is from Boston U in journalism, and she has studied at Oxford U, with additional studies at l’Universite de Grenoble and Australia. She is also an experienced diver and certified yoga teacher.
For Colette's CV, click here.
Director / Producer / DoP
Adam is a Director/Writer/Producer and Director of Photography with over 25 years of science, history and natural history experience. He specialises in marine and underwater content — though his films have delved into diverse topics, from the Dingo of Australia’s outback to the surprisingly intelligent, urban pigeon, and the social impact of alcohol. His work has received numerous awards for writing, producing and cinematography.
As Creative Director of SeaLight Pictures, Adam is a key creative in conceptualising, writing, and executing programs and series for international broadcasters and clients. He creates budgets, plans shoots, and supervises production teams in the field, as well as, editors, graphics, and music in post production.
Adam’s love of science and natural history programming is an expression of his background. He combines a BA in Marine Science from Hampshire College with an AA in Filmmaking and Underwater Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography. He was mentored by underwater photographer Ernie Brooks and Cousteau cameraman Luis Prezelin.
Adam's credits include National Geographic, the BBC, ABC Australia, the History Channel, the Science Channel, NOVA, NBC, FOX, PBS, Discovery and Animal Planet, among others. His feature film work includes underwater action scenes for Head Above Water, Next Stop Wonderland, Floating, and The Crucible.
Adam is an experienced diver, is a former member of IATSE 600 as a Director of Photography, and holds a US Coast Guard captain’s license.
For Adam's CV, click here.
Manager of Business & Legal Affairs
Stephen Boyle Media and Entertainment Law is a boutique law firm specializing in the media and entertainment industries, with particular focus on film, television and digital media production.
Stephen Boyle has over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry including four years with the Australian Film Commission before its merger into Screen Australia.
SeaLight's Professional Resources
Karin Steininger ASE - EDITOR
Karin is an Academy and Emmy award-winning editor who has shaped several of our favourite productions
Brett Aplin - COMPOSER
Brett's music sensibilities are key to effective storytelling.
Chuck Davis, Richard Fitzpatrick, Chris Miller
& Rachael Thornton - CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Dan Miau - SOUND RECORDIST
Caro Johnson & Carla Bentley - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Dr Will Robbins & Dr Vanessa Pirotta - SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS
Jo McKenzie - RESEARCHER