Mauricio Handler / Aquaterrafilms

Durham, Maine


About Me

Mauricio Handler is an underwater cinematographer/ DP and Red Epic
package owner (land and UW) specializing but not limited to underwater work.
Through his company AQUATERRAFILMS, he acquires content for a multitude of clients
including the BBC and National Geographic in addition to commercial clients and stock.

Mauricio is a bi-lingual underwater photographer and cameraman with over 25 years experience who was, for many years, part of the premier underwater photography team with National Geographic Magazine.

He is available for assignments locally in New England, USA or anywhere in the world and in all bodies of water.

For more information please download his resume and Epic kit list.
Please contact Mauricio for availability and rates.

I have been in the industry since 1987.

Chungungo: A Mentor's Tale
Added on 8/25/2020
Chungungo: a mentor’s tale 2019 Finalist at the Jackson Wild Film Festival Preface by Ben Goertzen An endangered, South American Marine Otter mother and her two pups act as a vehicle into a poetic exploration of the threshold between comfort and action. Through blending traditional blue-chip cinematography with a philosophical narration the smallest marine mammal in the world is used as a mentor to teach humans about trusting their internal compass and confronting difficult questions. From showing a caring mother, to a playful sibling bond, to the kelp forests that nourish their entire ecosystem, this film aims to build empathy for animals as complex beings with more depth than we give them credit for.


Cinematographer / Producer – Humboldt Current

February, 2019 — current
Television – Co-Pro Aquaterrafilms / NEDO/ Visionhawk Films

Cinematographer Producer – World of Oceans Series

January, 2019 — January, 2020
Television – Co-Pro Aquaterrafilms / NEDO/ Visionhawk Films

Cinematographer – Fierce Queens

March, 2020 — March, 2020
Television – BBC/ Quibi

Cinematographer – Walking on the Shoulder of Giants

November, 2019 — February, 2020
Television – BBC Science

Cinematographer (Underwater) Red Epic – Chile: A Wild Journey - Blue Chip Special

January, 2017 — January, 2018
Television – Equilibrio Films / Nedo Films

Underwater Director of Photograph ( Red Epic) – Locked in

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Television – Triple Threat / ESPN

Stills Photographer (On Set / Promotional) – Bug Juice

July, 2017 — August, 2017
Television – Disney

Underwater Director of Photography (RED EPIC) – WILD CHILE -CNTV

March, 2016 — November, 2016
Television – NEDO / Equilibrio Films LLC

Underwater Camera (RED EPIC) – BIG PICTURE EARTH

June, 2015 — June, 2015

Producer / Director of Photography (Red Epic) – MAINE WILD PILOT

June, 2015 — current

Director of Photography Recci (Red Epic) – Oceans New Frontiers

November, 2014 — May, 2015
Feature – BBC NHU

Director of Photography (land + UW) Red Epic – Dutch Natural History Archives - Dutch Caribbean

June, 2012 — July, 2012
Other – BEELD EN GELUID - Holland

Director of Photography (RED EPIC) – National Geographic Motion Library

January, 2012 — current
Television – National Geographic Creative

Work with Mauricio Handler / Aquaterrafilms

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