The Origin – Life around the hot spring
It it believed that life on Earth originated at volcanic hot springs. White smokers and black smokers still exist today, mostly in the deep sea. In a few places on this planet, volcanic hot springs are within the reach of scuba divers. Like the ones in the deep sea, they are an important habitat and attract a universe of marine life, often highly camouflaged or extremely tiny.
Dive into a world of fish that look like sponges, crabs that decorate themselves with anemones, mysterious ornate ghost pipefish and more critters of the deep.
All of the footage in this short film has been filmed around an underwater hot spring in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
FESTIVAL SELECTIONS, AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
2023 – Green Screen International Widlife Film Festival, Germany
2022 – Houston Underwater Film Festival – Award Winner
2022 – Kaş International Short Film Festival – Finalist
2022 – UNDERWATER LOVE FILM FESTIVAL – Finalist
2022 – International Underwater Film Festival Belgrade – Semifinalist
2022 – International Ocean Film Festival
2022 – San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition
2022 – Festival International du Film Ornithologique
2022 – Neum underwater film festival
2022 – Ocean Films Húsavík
2022 – Cimasub – San Sebastian International Underwater Film Festival