“My Octopus Teacher feature documentary captures the story of Craig Foster’s year with a wild octopus. He followed this individual animal for most of her life – something that has seldom been achieved in the wild, let alone underwater.
“Synopsis: My Octopus Teacher takes viewers into a world few humans have ever seen. In 2010, debilitated by adrenal fatigue, Craig began free diving in a freezing underwater forest at the tip of Africa. As the icy water re-energised him, he started to film his experiences and in time, a curious young octopus captured his attention. By visiting her den and tracking her movements everyday for months, he won the animal’s trust and they developed an unlikely relationship.
“As the little octopus shared the secrets of her world, Craig became witness to the beauty and drama of a wild creature’s life and in the process, underwent an incredible mental and physical transformation.
“In partnership with Off The Fence /ZDF Enterprises, My Octopus Teacher took ten years to make. The film is Produced by Craig Foster and Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed. The team also includes cinematography by acclaimed underwater cameraman Roger Horrocks (BBC Blue Planet II) and is Executive Produced by Ellen Windemuth.”
“We have taken hundreds of people into the kelp forest and have watched with fascination how they have been transformed by the power of this environment. Welcome to the magical kingdom”. ~ Craig Foster, Cofounder of the Sea Change Project