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Shipwreck Hunters Australia follows a fearless team of ocean adventurers as they deep dive to find – and bring to life – some of the world’s most epic shipwreck stories.

In this premium six-part documentary series, the group of highly-skilled divers and underwater filmmakers made up of Captain Ash Sutton, Andre Rerekura, Nush Freedman, Johnny Debnam and Ryan Chatfield – along with expert maritime archaeologists from the Western Australian Museum, Dr Ross Anderson and Dr Deb Shefi, explore Australia’s ‘Treasure Coast’ – believed to be the home of over 1,600 shipwrecks – to help unearth the mysteries that lie beneath ocean depths.

Shipwreck Hunters Australia on screen team: Ryan Chatfield, Johnny Debnam, Ash Sutton, Anouska ‘Nush’ Freedman and Andre RerekuraPhoto credit Ryan Chatfield, Johnny Debnam, Captain Ash Sutton, Nush Freedman and Andre Rerekura. Photography by James Simmons. © Shipwreck Hunters Australia

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Production Information

Series Director

Brendan Hutchens


Brendan Hutchens


Johnny Debnam
Ryan Chatfield
Andre Rerekura

Series Producer

Katherine Barrett

Executive Producers

Steve Bibb


Johnny Debnam
Ryan Chatfield
Andre Rerekura
Anouska ‘Nush’ Freedman
Ash Sutton
Dr Ross Anderson
Dr Deb Shefi



Key WA Crew

Director of Photography

Darren McCagh


Meredith Watson Jeffrey
Noah Norton

Line Producer

Rose Grandile-Pizzi

Story Producer

Christian Horgan
Annie Boyd
Fran Tinley

Sound Recordist

Jason North

Production Manager

Tamsin McArdle

Stills Photographers

David Dare Parker
Sabine Albers

Additional DOP

Jim Frater

Camera Assistant/B Cam

Rhys Jones
Todd Delfs
Ben Berkhout
Oliver Oldroyd

Additional Sound Recordists

Trevor Hope
Glenn Martin
Gavin Repton

Online and Grade


Post Sound Facility

Envelope Audio

Underwater Director of Photography

Andre Rerekura

B-Cam Operator, Camera Assistant, Chief Drone Pilot

Rodrigo Matsumoto

Animation & Graphics

Last Pixel

Production Coordinator

Shari Hutchison


Tristan Gorey

Assistant Editors

Ivan Rojas
Lara Benwell
Neda Rahbar

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