Coastline is Jamien's savouir

Coastline is Jamien's savouir

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SNORKEL ON, CAMERA READY: Jaimen Hudson takes to the ocean in his quest to become an underwater cinematographer. Photo courtesy Sea Dog TV International

SNORKEL ON, CAMERA READY: Jaimen Hudson takes to the ocean in his quest to become an underwater cinematographer. Photo courtesy Sea Dog TV International

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OUR state's stunning coastlines and marine life have been beautifully showcased in a new documentary, Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea. It follows the inspirin...

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OUR state's stunning coastlines and marine life have been beautifully showcased in a new documentary, Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea.

It follows the inspiring story of 27-year-old Jaimen and his quest to become the world's first underwater cinematographer with quadriplegia.

The film captures his journey along the WA coastline, from his life growing up in Esperance, to his first filming expedition on the water to see humpback whales off Rottnest Island.

It culminates in his attempt to film, and snorkel with, humpback and whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef.

The father-of-one took up drone photography and videography after a motorbike accident left him in a wheelchair at the age of 17.

Droning gave him the freedom again to explore the underwater world.

Jaimen's spectacular aerial photography and videography of the region's coastlines and marine life - in particular whales and dolphins - has since been seen by millions of people online.

Getting back into the ocean from a boat five kilometres out to sea for the first time since his accident was not without dangers but it was something Jaimen desperately wanted to do. Being in the water again was "a beautiful feeling", particularly when a whale glided by.

The 90-minute documentary, produced by Perth filmmakers Leighton and Jodie De Barros, is showing in select cinemas across Australia and NZ.

  • Find out more at www.jaimen.com.au
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