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Grey whale stock footage

Grey whale – from our Sea of Cortez film

Shark Bay Films You Tube Channel

We set this channel up some years ago. however we have never really cultivated a following. But we’ve just seen that we are only 20 short of the magical number of 500 followers. Because once we reach 500 we can apply to join the You Tube Partner Programme

Massive back catalogue of documentaries

To date we’ve just occasionally and quite randomly uploaded to our You Tube Channel. But now we plan regular uploads. Over the past 30 years under our documentary persona Shark Bay Films, we have produced around 30 documentaries that have sold to television stations worldwide.  Check our television sales list!  Many of these are now out of licence. So we plan uploading these for free viewing.

You Tube Channel Shark Bay Films

Filming in Portugal

Plus countless short films

We have also produced a colossal number of short films over the years. These cover a wide range of subjects and interests. We have music videos, local films, promo films for clients, and series of videos following our marine adventures.  We will be uploading these too over the coming months.


Interviewing Seychelles President for Pirates in Paradise film available on our You Tube Channel

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Well – it costs you nothing. And every time we upload a video you will be notified. There will be clips and longer films for every interest!

And also check our Instagram feed

To be honest, we have been very remiss about Instagram posts. Our Crow Creative Instagram feed has been totally neglected. But no longer! At least twice a week we will be posting images. Some will be about current events. Others will be albums from different places we have travelled and filmed. And from different jobs we have done for clients. Some might even just be amazing sunsets, creatures, or ocean scenes. Again something for everyone!

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From our Biscay boating series which will be included on the channel

Fionn Crow and I have just been accepted to join ShelterBox’s global pool of freelance filmmakers and photographers. 


This means that at as little as 24 hours notice we could be travelling to locations of natural or human disasters anywhere on the planet to record the work of the charity.

ShelterBox’s Work

It doesn’t promise to be an easy ride. Much of ShelterBox’s work is carried out in hostile environments. In the aftermath of disaster the last thing that people want is someone pointing a camera at them. However I believe we have both been selected due to our experience producing documentaries over the past 20 years. Because we have worked together in some incredibly remote places, and dealing with people as varied as hostile villagers in Papua New Guinea to Somali Pirates.

My interest in the work of ShelterBox came about as a result of two weeks spent sailing in The Virgin Islands earlier this year. The islands had been devastated by two category 5 hurricanes in September the previous year – Irma and Maria. ShelterBox as always had been one of the first charities to respond to the human crisis left in the aftermath.

But surely The Virgin Islands are wealthy? With their offshore banking and tourism industries you would have expected that  a clean-up and rehousing operation would have been speedily undertaken by the government and by Britain and the US who have interests here.

ShelterBox in action

Yet six months after the hurricanes we found people still living in the tents provided by ShelterBox. They were surrounded by the few possessions that they had managed to recover from ruined buildings or from mountainsides where the wind had taken them.

We become anaesthetised to stories of human misery on the News. Because there’s always something else, and people forget today’s headline story by tomorrow. Yet for the people suffering amd trying to get their lives back together there is no easy fix.

I spoke with those whose lives, homes and businesses had been totally destroyed.  Not wealthy folk with insurance and cash in the bank, but ordinary islanders who had been left with nothing. I came to understand how the emergency relief and temporary housing that the tents are meant to provide actually become the only lifeline that they have. Yet six months after the hurricanes the tents had become their permanent homes.

What I saw moved me. I was proud of the work of the Cornish charity. And both Fionn and I were delighted to be selected.  And to potentially be in the front line next time that ShelterBox respond to a disaster, natural or man-made. Anywhere in the world.

I hope that the images that we capture and the stories our cameras tell will help to raise awareness. And that our footage will help to draw attention not only to the work of the charity but to the plight of those that they help.

Paddle Against Plastic Pollution

Paddleboarding from Cornwall to Isles of  Scilly for Surfers Against Sewage.

We will be support boat and film crew for this 32 mile Paddle Against Plastic Pollution.

The Ocean needs our help, so let’s try and turn the tide on Plastic Pollution.

Paddle Against Plastic Pollution

Paddle Against Plastic Pollution

A team of ten well known local surfers will be facing up to the challenge, being Mike Lacey, Sam Boex, Will Boex, Ben Skinner, Adam Griffiths, Emily Currie, Jayce Robinson, Alan Stokes, Rich Lacey, and Kelvin Batt.

All share the same passion for the beaches and ocean and have an inner drive to stop the plastic pollution that is plaguing them.

The Challenge

Isles of Scilly

The team are coming together to tackle this mammoth journey on paddle boards which O’Shea have kindly sponsored for the task. Nice one O’Shea! The aim is to raise £5000 for Surfers Against Sewage so they may continue their fantastic work campaigning to keep our oceans and beaches clean.

Weather permitting the crossing will take place around 18 – 20th September. The team will certainly need both tides and wind on their side…

The route – leaving Porthcurno at dawn the team will initially hug the Cornish coast. Then it’s out into the open ocean, heading for the Runnelstone Buoy to avoid the strong currents and tide race along that stretch of sea. By the time the first smudge of Scilly’s eastern Islands appears on the horizon there will be some extremely tired paddlers!

The Problem

Plastic Pollution

Here are some crazy facts and figures to get your heads around why we need to act and act fast!

100 million marine animals die every year due to our plastic contamination of the oceans

Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. That’s more than one million bags every minute.

50% of the plastic that we use, we use only once, and then throw away

Nothing that we use for just two minutes should pollute the ocean for 500 YEARS!

Just Giving

Mike has a Just Giving Page

There’s also a video you should watch that has been made for this project. Click here for video

Our part in the project will be the easy one. We’ll be using our Princess 39 Cecienne – recently returned from a voyage to St. Petersburg in Russia, – as support and safety boat for the team and as a platform to gather footage including drone footage of the trip.

Come on folks, it’s a great cause and a vital issue. Please go to Mike’s Just Giving page and make a generous pledge!

Do something positive about plastic pollution…


Click here for a short video of us swimming with Mike Lacey a few years ago watching him work


Premiere of Castro’s Secret Reef

Just been invited all expenses paid to give a film show in Beijing China in early September to present “Castro’s Secret Reef” at the Ocean Week Festival which is part of China ADEX – Asian Diving Expo.

A real honour! If you want to see a trailer it’s on our documentaries page here

Film Show in Beijing China

Film Show in Beijing China