• Studio / Controlled Environment
  • Underwater Production Support
  • Aquarium Infrastructure
  • Engineering and Equipment Development
  • Media Library
  • Postproduction Support

Our unique studio provides specialized cinematography in a controlled environment independent of weather and sea conditions. We can approach the smallest objects and employ complex filming techniques that are nearly impossible to achieve in the field.

The in-house developed motion control systems allow for precision and rapid moves. For natural history projects we light the sets with programmable lights, creating a variety of dynamic effects to mimic natural environment.

Our team is highly experienced in the coordination and support of underwater and marine productions from beneath polar ice to tropical seas; from feature films to television commercials. With a full range of permits for filming within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park we have access to some of the world’s most diverse and spectacular underwater sites.

Multiple modular aquarium systems ensure compatibility with a variety of subjects, add redundancy, and flexibility to the production. Some animals require special care, unique water parameters, or extra clean water. We have experience with long term time lapses, growing corals, maintaining larvae of a variety of animals, breading and propagating.

Acquiring images in new situations involves solving a range of problems on the spot and constructing custom equipment. Every job and project poses unique requirements and challenges. Both scientific imaging and natural history production demand knowledge in a variety of disciplines.

Most of our equipment is built in-house. The range covers multi-axis motion control systems, vibration isolation, optical components, perfusion, filming tanks, aquarium system, programmable adjustable-spectrum lights, etc.

Our media library contains visual, artistic, biological, and documentary content. We work on story sequences and are ready to provide with logically organized video segments. The content includes both video and still images. Please contact us to request access.

Our studio is equipped with 10g network infrastructure, editorial shared storage, and a number of workstations. The infrastructure enables us to work with raw media in feature-length projects.



BioQuest Productions is located on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef—Port Douglas, Australia.

BioQuest was founded by a team of highly skilled people with a unique blend of extensive production experience, high quality image standards, and in-depth scientific knowledge of subjects and phenomena.

We use the most advanced technologies and explore the most challenging topics in the underwater filmmaking and photography.


BioQuest Studios imaging technique opens a microscopic vista on corals that the world has not seen before. Now we can see the finest detail of polyps without a microscope and putting the corals under stress. This is a new way of looking at marine life as it really is rather than how we are.

Prof. J.E.N. Veron
Former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Author "Corals of the World"

I would like to go on record saying that BioQuest Studios is breaking new boundaries in documentary making.  The combination of an exquisite understanding of nature with excellence in advanced imaging combines to create an experience that is unrivaled.  It is as if one is looking at many of the subjects for the first time. It is extraordinary in my opinion.


Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland,

Bioquest Studio’s images of life underwater, focusing on corals, are unique and reveal the microscopic functioning of coral. These amazing images are showing the real life of corals and the results of their astonishing photographic processes are inspiring new questions and research.

Serge Planes
Director of the CRIOBE, Moorea , French Polynesia,
I love your work and site – art and science combined – the best way to share the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Your films about  corals resonate with our plankton videos.
I hope we can collaborate to put the two together and explore new microscopic worlds
Christian Sardet
CNRS emeritus research director at the Observatoire Océanologique of Villefranche-sur-Mer,


Pete West

Producer, director of photography, underwater director of photography, internationally certified commercial diver and diving supervisor,  mariner.

Daniel Stoupin

Producer, biologist, digital imaging engineer, DOP, production generalist.

Louise Polain

CEO, producer, biologist, writer, educator, and internationally qualified commercial diver.

Helene Ash

European representative. Underwater photographer, graphic designer and writer.



Contact Us

BioQuest Studios

7/32 Macrossan street, Port Douglas, Queensland,  4877


Mobile:  +61 412 424 673

Email: info[αt]

Postal address: PO Box 603, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4877

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