Carl is an entrepreneur and business-leader whose passion has always been the oceans. Carl co-founded Deep Sea Productions with Johan Candert in 1997.
In 2019 he founded the Voice of the Ocean Foundation together with a group of like-minded people. Additionally, he co-led the effort to locate the wreckage of the Swedish Air Force DC-3 intelligence-plane shot down by the Soviet Union in 1952. For this work he received a medal from His Majesty the King of Sweden. He received a BA degree in History from Middlebury College in 1988 and has also received an honorary doctorate for his work with the Baltic Sea.
Johan heads up the team at Deep Sea Productions. He is a veteran documentary film producer/director who began his career as an underwater photographer.
He has produced more than 20 full length documentaries and series for SVT (Swedish Television). He pioneered technical deep sea diving in Scandinavia and felt compelled to have a camera with him to document a world to which few other divers had access. This experience developed his passion not only for the language of pictures but also for the art of storytelling. Johan has a masters degree in documentary filmmaking from Stockholm University of the arts.
Simon has over a long career filmed and produced news reports, documentaries and films from virtually every corner of the world.
He began his career filming and reporting for International broadcasters on the turbulent conflicts on his home continent, Africa. He has during a career that has spanned nearly 40 years filmed and produced reports, documentaries and nature series for many of the world’s major broadcasters. Simon’s work has allowed him to develop and express his passion for nature. Since 2012 he has in addition to his documentary film work been leading expeditions to many of Africa’s wild places.
Peter started his career as the SVT (Swedish Television) correspondent in the former Soviet Union and in the Middle East before becoming an award winning documentary film producer.
Peter has documented the environmental changes in the coastal region where he has his roots. He has witnessed first hand how the sea has become sicker and how fish stocks have plummeted. Peter now divides his time between producing documentary films and leading the team at Deep Sea Reporter.
Lena has been affiliated with SVT, Sweden’s Public Service broadcaster for more than 20 years. She has produced both long form documentaries and news reportage and has reported from over 60 countries.
Since 2011 she has been a driving force behind one of SVT’s premium current affairs programmes, Korrespondenterna (Correspondents) where she worked as producer/reporter and host. Among the many topics she has covered are coral death in the Philippines, the crisis experienced by local fishermen in the depleted waters off the coast of Tanzania and seal hunting in Greenland.
Hjalmar Palmgren has a long career in film and television.
Hjalmar has been a film producer, post production producer for SVT Drama, documentary film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute, project manager for SVT, Director of film funding and later Senior advisor at the Swedish Film Institute. Nowadays he splits his time between Deep Sea, his own production house DOCSTER and other consultancy assignments.
Daniel Hager has more than 20 years of experience as a producer and director. Like several others at Deep Sea, he has worked both at SVT and with many other international film projects and collaborations. He is also a behavioral scientist, which has meant that many of the subjects he has focused on are about man’s interaction with his environment. He also keeps an extra eye on which messages actually get through and makes the recipient reflect on the impact he or she has on their environment.
Apollonia holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Rights from Lund University. She has been working for different human rights organizations specifically related to migration/ unaccompanied refugee minors.
After volunteering on the island Lesvos in Greece the summer of 2015, she witnessed the chaotic situation and decided to study documentary filmmaking in Stockholm. As part of her film studies she produced a documentary together with three colleges. Their film “Kalangala Dreams” is a portrait of a young fisherman on Bugala island, Uganda and has received a number of festival nominations around the world. Today Apollonia works as a freelance editor and graphic designer.
Alexandre Gobatti Ramos is a Brazilian editor who joined our team in 2020. In his home city, São Paulo, he developed a passion for photography and visual arts which led him to Sweden where he decided to become a documentary filmmaker.
After 2 years of studying documentary filmmaking he received his diploma and started as a freelancer. Alexandre has also produced his own documentary in Masaka, Uganda as a part of his education. The film is about local artists working with environmentally friendly fabrics. He now works full-time at Deep Sea Productions where he principally works as an editor but also as a camera assistant.
Leif has been active as a film photographer since 1988. He was employed at various production companies between 1988-1998 and has since then been a freelancing film photographer.
Leif has worked with a wide range of different productions. For the past 10 years, the work has mostly been focused on productions for various TV channels both in Sweden and abroad. Many of these productions has a focus on nature and the environment.
Göran is a multi award winning underwater photographer and filmmaker with over 40 years diving experience in open and icy waters.
He is particularly familiar with walruses, emperor penguins, leopard seals and orcas. Among his awards is the BBC’s Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with his image of a feeding walrus underwater in Northeast Greenland. In addition to his film work Göran is the co-founder of Waterproof diving International AB and Waterproof Expeditions through which he was the first person to lead sport diving expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica and has since then led many field trips to the polar regions.
Lars Öivind has a master degree in ecology from the University of Oslo. During the 80s and the 90s he worked for the Norwegian and Greenlandic authorities dealing with management of marine mammals.
He has published several scientific papers dealing with population estimation, migration and behavioral studies of whales, seals, polar bears and in particular atlantic walruses. During the mid 90s Lars Öivind changed focus to documentary film production. Over the following 10 years he produced and collaborated on several documentary film projects, mostly from arctic regions. Lars Öivind also has a 15 years background as a teacher in natural science and media production at Swedish high schools.
Tobias is a multi award winning underwater photographer who has among his many merits won the 2016 Cold Water class 1st prize in Ocean Art.
In recent years Tobias has focused on underwater filming and among his credits he has contributed to the film trilogy “The Kingdom of Fishermen” (Ecofilm / SVT autumn 21), “Fiskarnas universum” (Deep Sea Production / SVT May 21) and worked on art projects with Golaleh Farhang-Azad (Andetag) and Alightproduction (music video with Elysian – “Water”).