About

Ultramarine Films is a London based broadcast 4K production company first established in 2010, in Sydney, Australia by executive producer Michael Lynch. We develop and produce  factual broadcast documentaries, feature documentaries and high-end content  via our state of the art 4K production and post production facilities.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & FOUNDER

MICHAEL LYNCH

Michael Lynch has developed, produced, directed and executive produced more than two hundred hours of documentary broadcast projects & landmark content for BBC1, BBC 2, Channel 4, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, ABC Australia, Vice, FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Channel.

Since beginning his career in the camera department of Hollywood feature films in his home town of Sydney, Australia, he’s forged an international reputation for gaining unique access to epic human stories and creating cinematic images in extreme conditions.

After re-locating to the UK he collaborated with a number of London’s top television production companies directing the hard-hitting observational series “Bailiffs” for prime time BBC 1; the major factual series “Beyond Boundaries” that explored the limits of physical disability for BBC 2 and the Arabian adventure travel series “The Frankincense Trail” also for BBC 2. His prime time documentary projects “Mummy Autopsy” and “Egypt’s Lost Tomb” were both international hits for the Discovery Channel, while his feature length documentaries for the channels $65 million, landmark “Atlas” strand resulted in “Atlas Egypt Revealed” being nominated for an Emmy Award for cinematography.

In 2010, Michael established Ultramarine Films and directed & executive produced “Shark Harbour” & “The Search for the Oceans Super Predator” for ABC Australia; with both documentaries securing top rating viewing figures both in Australia & internationally.

In 2012 his feature length documentary “Sons of the Desert” filmed in the extreme desert of Qatar was a finalist in the Al Jazeera documentary festival. In the same year he became a founding producer of the Qatar State broadcaster Al Rayyan TV and executive produced .

In 2013 Ultramarine Films & Blue Office Productions Australia formalised a partnership to develop, design and engineer bespoke marine filming systems capable of capturing imagery of some of the worlds most illusive oceanic apex predators via the patented “Tow Cam” system developed by Dave Riggs. In the same year he executive produced and directed “Hunt for the Super Predator” for the Smithsonian Channel with its Youtube promotional clip “Something ate this shark…but what?” going viral and receiving an astonishing 10+ million views.

In 2015 Michael directed and executive produced “Super Predator” for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, with the one hour special winning the highest ratings figures ever achieved during Shark Week’s 25 year history.

In 2016 Ultramarine Films produced the seven part documentary series “Generation Rise” for the launch of the Olympic Channel which profiled the lives of Olympic athletes from the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Michael Lynch continues to develop, direct and executive produce heartfelt documentary films that aim to captivate and inspire audiences across the planet. A lifelong surfer, he is particularly focused on documenting the wonders & exploring the mysteries of the marine world.

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