BBC: "Blue Planet II, Big Blue"

Consulting Producer

  • Awards:
  • Best Documentary Series, Broadcast Press Guild Award 2018
  • Impact Award, UK National Television Awards 2018
  • TV's Must See Moment Award, BAFTA TV Awards 2018
  • Television Craft Award, BAFTA 2018

Working alongside BBC's production unit on an OceanX vessel, Jennifer spent weeks at sea in a remote stretch of the Pacific to find and film the extraordinary, rarely witnessed "boiling sea" phenomena - created when a school of dolphin 5,000 strong converged on a school of lanternfish, causing the open ocean to seemingly boil with life.

Blue Planet II aired in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. A few highlights: it was the most-watched show in the UK in 2017, and reached over 220 million people in China, where it slowed down the internet on its release. The UK House of Parliament passed a tax on single-use plastics that name checked this series, as did the creation of a UN Panel on plastics in the ocean.

BBC Trailer

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"Boiling Sea" Episode Clip