Hugh Pearson

Senior Underwater Producer & Director

Hugh has been producing world-class wildlife films for 25 years and specialises in working at sea, telling new and engaging stories from above and beneath the waves. Hugh worked at the BBC Natural History Unit for 17 years on landmark series such as Blue Planet, Africa and Nature’s Great Events before moving to Silverback Films where he produced two episodes of The Hunt for BBC Worldwide. Most recently Hugh produced and directed the Coastal Seas and High Seas episodes of Our Planet, a major new series for Netflix.

Hugh’s films are among the most memorable ocean films and have been highly awarded by EMMY, BAFTA, Jackson Wildlife Film Festival, Royal Television Society and Missoula International Wildlife Festival.

With a First Class degree in Marine Biology and over two decades of filming at sea Hugh has built up a deep knowledge and passion for telling stories about the incredible wildlife in our oceans; he is one of the most experienced and respected in the business.

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