Shipwreck Hunters Australia is a six-episode docuseries centred around a group of highly-skilled divers and underwater filmmakers –Captain Ash Sutton, Andre Rerekura, Nush Freedman, Johnny Debnam and Ryan Chatfield –along with expert maritime archaeologists from the world-renowned Western Australian Museum, Dr Ross Anderson and Dr Deb Shefi.
In each episode the team embarks on an epic expedition to a remote location off the vast coast of Western Australia. The mission is to uncover long-lost shipwreck secrets in the hope of making some world-first discoveries. More than that, the series is also about the unique wildlife that calls the waters of Western Australia home and the stunning landscapes that sprawl as far as the eye can see.
Combining new evidence, archival research, specialist diving and all-out adventure Shipwreck Hunters Australia is a vibrant journey into the mysterious past led by modern day ocean explorers.
The series is produced by Western Australian-based companies VAM Media and Terra Australis Productions, in association with Sydney based Barking Mad Productions. Shipwreck Hunters Australia is Directed and Produced by Brendan Hutchens with Steve Bibb serving as Executive Producer and Katherine Barrett as Series Producer. The Director of Photography is Darren McCagh and editors are Meredith Watson Jeffrey and Noah Norton.