ABOUT

 

Roger Horrocks is a photographer and underwater cameraman based in Cape Town, South Africa. His speciality is to shoot underwater sequences and stills for wildlife documentaries, features and commercials.

In 2009 he teamed up with Didier Noirot and the Foster Brothers/NHU Africa to shoot a documentary about diving with Nile Crocodiles in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. “Into the Dragon’s Lair” premiered on Animal Plant in April 2010, and won Best Underwater Cinematography at the 2010 BLUE Oceans Film Festival in California. The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Emmy Awards. 

The sequel to this film, “Touching the Dragon”, which explores one mans extraordinary relationship with an american crocodile in Costa Rica, premiered on the National Geographic Channel in July 2013 as part of the society’s 125 Aniversary Celebrations.

Roger is currently working on a one year underwater filming project for John Downer Productions, which will be flighted on BBC 1 sometime in 2014.

To check his availability for an assignment, please contact him directly via email or mobile.

EMAILroger@rogerhorrocks.com                      MOBILE: +27833972222 

Bio

Roger Horrocks is a wildlife cameraman and photographer whose speciality is to shoot underwater sequences and stills for wildlife documentaries, features and commercials. Roger is TRIMIX and Cave qualified on the Evolution Rebreather and owns and maintains a 5K RED Epic Underwater Cinema System and a Nikon D800 Underwater Stills and Video System, with Keldan Lights.

In 2009 he teamed up with Didier Noirot and the Foster Brothers/NHU Africa to shoot a documentary about diving with Nile Crocodiles in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. “Into the Dragon’s Lair”premiered on Animal Planet in April 2010, and won Best Underwater Cinematography at the 2010 BLUE Oceans Film Festival in California. The film was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Emmy Awards. 

The sequel to this film, “Touching the Dragon”, which explores one mans extraordinary relationship with an American crocodile in Costa Rica, premiered on the National Geographic Channel in July 2013 as part of the society’s 125 Anniversary Celebrations.

During 2013 Roger worked as the principal underwater cameraman on the John Downer Productions “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod” series, logging over 100 days at sea filming bottle-nose dolphins in Mozambique and Honduras.

To download Roger’s resume as a pdf, click here…

 

Credits


“Dolphins: Spy in the Pod” - John Downer Productions for BBC 1 - 2013

Two part documentary series on dolphins, to be aired on BBC 1 early 2014. Worked for producer Rob Pilley as principle underwater cameraman, shooting on Red Epic and Nikon D800, as well as various spy devices. Shooting locations included Mozambique and Honduras, with over 100 filming days spent at sea.


Earthflight 3D – John Downer Productions  for BBC - May 2011 – October 2012

90 minute 3D special for the BBC to be released in 2013. Worked for producer Rob Pilley as terrestrial cameraman shooting 3D High Speed sequences of great white sharks breaching off Seal Island in False Bay, and underwater cameraman shooting baitball sequence (sharks, dolphins and gannets) of the sardine run in 3D off the east coast of South Africa.

 

“Wild Arabia” for the BBC NHU – April 2012

Documentary series on the natural wonders of the Arabian peninsula. Worked as assistant underwater cameraman to Hugh Miller on a whaleshark sequence in the oilfields off Qatar, and shot topside and underwater sequences for the 10 minute diary segment for BBC producer Elizabeth White.

 

“The Dragon’s Feast” for Foster Brothers Productions/NHU Africa - April 2010 to March 2012

Worked as 3D underwater cameraman and presenter on a 52 minute  documentary for television on diving with nile crocodiles in the Okavango Delta with Craig and Damon Foster.

 

“Africa” for the BBC NHU – January 2010 – August 2011

Worked as an assistant underwater cameraman on the BBC NHU Africa series for producer Hugh Pearson, shooting sequences on african penguins, great white sharks, kingfish and  seahorses off the coasts of South Africa and Mozambique, and the blind catfish of Aigamas Cave in Namibia.

 

“Touching the Dragon” for Foster Brother Productions/NHU Africa - February 2010 to October 2011

Presenter and photographer for 52min documentary exploring a man’s twenty year relationship with an American crocodile in Costa Rica

 

Into the Dragon’s Lair” for Animal Planet/Discovery Channel - May 2008 to October 2009

A 52 minute documentary for Discovery Channel/Animal Planet which explores the underwater world of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the nature of the Nile crocodile which thrives there. “Into the Dragons Lair” was nominated for an Emmy for Best Cinematography in 2011 and won Best Underwater Cinematography at the 2010 Blue Oceans Festival Award in California. Worked as underwater cameraman, presenter and narrator. Co-production and Co-Direction credit.

 

“The Great Tide” for the BBC NHU - February 2007 to September 2008 Africa

Worked as assistant cameraman to Justin Maguire and Didier Noirot during the filming of ‘The Great Tide’, a BBC Natural History Unit documentary on the sardine run off the coast of South Africa, to be released as one of six in a series called ‘Nature’s Great Events’ in February 2009 on BBC 1.