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Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

ANDREW WIGHT is a modern-day underwater explorer and filmmaker who, prior to filmmaking, began his career in agricultural science and has worked in scientific research. He is a respected scuba- and cave-diving instructor, commercial helicopter pilot and farmer who left a successful marketing career with Cooper's Animal Health veterinary company to enter the world of adventure filmmaking.

An Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year medal winner, Wight initiated and lead the record-breaking Pannikin Plain Cave Diving Expedition into Australia's remote southwest in 1988. Andrew produced the award-winning documentary of this expedition, Nullarbor Dreaming. Andrew has lead expeditions to dive and explore some of the most remote and bizarre regions of the world, including Mid Atlantic, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Florida, Cuba, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caladonia, Fiji, New Zealand, Gaudaloupe Islands, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Belize, Dry Tortugas, Navassa Islands, Costa Rica, Coccos Island, Galapagos Islands, Lord Howe Islands, Titanic, Bismarck and Australia.

Wight has produced 40 documentary films since 1988. His company, Great Wight Productions, has gained an international reputation for making award-winning adventure television programs. His programs are screened in over 60 countries around the world. Wight served as line producer for the 3-D IMAX film Ghosts of the Abyss, directed by James Cameron and released by Disney and Walden Media in 2002. He was also the producer for the two-hour television special directed by James Cameron for the Discovery Channel focusing on the sunken battleship Bismarck.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Andrew Wright Facts

OccupationProducer

Selected Filmography

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