Oceanic Aliens is an internationally award winning short documentary that explores one aspect of how little we truly know about planet earth. More is known about outer space than our very own oceans. This short documentary illustrates just one example of a little known class of marine species and their amazing attributes.
Oceanic Aliens is a short documentary compiled from two Pelagic Black Water dives I did in Kona, Hawaii. The dives were an amazing experience that is hardly portrayed through photos or video. Upon returning home and reviewing the footage, I researched endlessly to identify many of the creatures featured in this doc. With few experts and even less public interest in zooplankton, reliable information was difficult to find. To me its quite amazing how much funding and effort is placed into space exploration and research, and how little is put into discovering and protecting our very own oceans. Hopefully this short documentary will inspire some to do more - I know it does for me. - Mike Johnson, Director Please enjoy the film and feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or ideas for future projects!