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Hans Hass: The Man Who Discovered the Sea  (2006)

Also known as: Hans Hass Der Mann, Der Das Meer Entdeckte
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An absorbing account of the life and works of the famous diver, author and deep sea cameraman, Hans Hass - Der Mann, Der Das Meer Entdeckte literally translates as Hans Hass - The Man Who Discovered The Sea.

With over seventy productions to his name, the programme explores the groundbreaking work of Hans and his wife Lotte, examining the way they changed the world’s perception of the underwater world. Challenging common fears he was seen approaching sharks underwater and recorded the first photographs of the mythical ‘sea monster’, the whale shark. Celebrating his pioneering work, interviews with his numerous friends and contemporaries bring to light his many accomplishments, his perseverance, and his deep love and respect for the marine environment.

A co-production from ORF, Telecast International and Cosmos Factory, Hans Hass Der Mann, Der Das Meer Entdeckte is an intriguing insight into the life of the man who, together with his wife Lotte, revolutionised underwater cinematography.

Film credits

Assistant Cameraman: Manuela Horny
Assistant Cameraman: Rene Jung
Colourist: Willi Willinger
Director: Manfred Christ
Director: Harald Pokieser
Director of Photography: Harald Mittermuller
Director of Photography: Thomas Rist
Editor: Jorg Achatz
Executive Producer: Thomas Hohenacker
Executive Producer: Nikolaus Jagersberg
Film Restoration: Joanneum Research HS-Art Digital Service
Make-up Artist: Marylin Rieul
Movie Soundtracks: Bert Grund
Movie Soundtracks: Arthur Benjamin
Movie Soundtracks: Frederich Witeschnik
Movie Soundtracks: Herbert Windt
Music: Andy Baum
Narrator: David Cameron
Production Manager: Gundi Lamprecht
Production Organisation: Telcast International Filmproduction, GMBH
Production Organisation: Cosmos Factory
Production Organisation: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Radio & Television (ORF)
Sound Recordist: Gunter Tuppinger
Sound Studio: Bertolinisound
Writer: Manfred Christ
Writer: Harald Pokieser

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Hans Hass
Lotte Hass