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About Fred


Frederique (Fred) Olivier is an award winning cinematographer and has over 20 years experience in the polar regions, working in Antarctica and the Sub Antarctic regions, with 3 over winters and multiple summer scientific and filming expeditions and as a guide in the Arctic (Svalbard, Greenland and Canadian Arctic) 

A certified polar guide (IPGA and PTGA endorsed), Fred combines her general scientific knowledge (tropical marine scientist with PhD in Antarctic ecology) with in-depth experience relating to field logistics notably in Antarctica, but also in other remote parts of the world. 


Fred films worldwide for a variety of wildlife for award winning broadcasters such as BBC, Nat Geo, Netflix, Disney+, ABC, SBS, etc.

Fred runs a Hobart based professional media production business and caters for all types of media needs (stills and video) ranging from aerial drone cinematography to standard and remotely controlled camera work, including underwater, and editing.

Fred also has an extensive video and photo library of nature, science and logistics in Antarctica  along with providing polar consulting services and teaching media production. 

Fred is also available for public speaking providing entertaining and inspiring insights into her adventures. 


Fred has 20 years of experience in documentary production, not only in polar places

Field Logistics

Boating in Antarctica

A qualified polar guide, Fred is comfortable in pretty much  any environment, from the sea to the mountains


Fred monitoring snow petrel nests, Antarctica

An environmental engineer and marine biologist by trade, Fred applies scientific rigour and project management skills to any task

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