What We Do

We produce motion pictures that explore the human relationship to the ocean and the outdoors.  Our post-production staff of 8 builds on an active network of outdoor field production personnel in 55 countries worldwide.  We have been ranked among the Global Top 100 Production Companies by Realscreen and nominated for Emmy awards for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Science and Technology Program.  

We are constantly driven to visually re-articulate experience through story, and to adopt new formats and tools as they appear.  In 2003, we created and developed “Experiential” or "Slow TV," born from our SUNRISE EARTH series (Discovery Communications). In 2007, we co-founded BLUEMARVEL, a distributor of Slow TV nature programming. In 2015, we produced our first Ultra High Definition 4K on-demand video-streaming series, titled BIG PICTURE EARTH (CuriosityStream). Our 2018-22 launches include the REELEARTH COLLECTION (104 films commissioned by Overseas Adventure Travel), our feature documentary BEHOLD THE EARTH, and a video art installation titled SHELLS.  Two longform films are in post-production for 2020/22:  THE MORTAL SEA and an ocean memoir with the working title of CURTIS ISLAND.

Our most recent initiative for 2021-26 is ArcticEarth Expeditions.

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Interested in hearing more about our work, commissioning us for projects or learning about job opportunities at Compass Light?


(207) 236-2078

PO Box 1203
Camden, ME 04843