An experienced boat captain, Jason grew up spending summers on the British Columbia coast, and learned to dive from his father at age eight in the warm waters of Maui, Hawai’i. His early love of the ocean and curiosity to explore led him to dive many of the worlds amazing places, like Indonesia, the Galapagos Islands, Cocos Island, and Palmyra Atoll. His extensive field experience and interest in the natural world led him to cinematography. Jason’s steady hand and free diving skills combine for some breathtaking views of the world, both above and below the water.
Russell FisherEditor/Effects Jason and Russell have a long history, spending every waking moment of their childhood summers in or on the waters of the B.C. coast, a long way from their home in Nevada. An avid diver and skilled outdoorsman, Russell brings his passion for nature and superb editing skills to the post-production process.
Stephanie OlsenScientific Advisor
Stephanie's love of the wild world also started at an early age, spending summers exploring the waters near southern Vancouver Island. Her desire to know more about the ocean’s amazing inhabitants led her to graduate work on the foraging habits of gray whales in Clayoquot Sound, off Vancouver Island’s west coast. She has taught, studied and worked in places such as Thailand, Hawai’i, and Alaska. Her desire to share stories of the natural world has led her to combine her passion for the ocean, scientific enquiry and education by collaborating with the Open Ocean Productions team.