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					PAUL ACUTT
MARINE CO-ORDINATOR
LOCATION MANAGER
UNIT MANAGER.


                   CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL INFORMATION
ID NO- 720116 5120 087
PAUL JOHN ACUTT
 ( S.A ) 10 ACACIA RD NOORDHOEK 7979
 ( MOZ ) BAMBOOZI BEACH LODGE TOFO, MOZAMBIQUE
+ 258 825 453 094
+ 258 293 29046
+ 27 11 465 6100.
www.liquidadventures.co.za
www.divingtofo.com
www.mozambiquefilms.com
www.divemorrungulo.com



SCHOOLING
MATRIC , UNI EXEMPTION, HIGHLANDS NORTH BOYS HIGH 1988.
ENGLISH , AFRIKAANS, XHOSA.
DRIVERS LICENSE: 08.

Qualifications:

Under 25ton commercial skippers ticket.
Survival at sea course (CAPE TECHNIKON)
Proficiency in life rafts. ( CAPE TECHNIKON)
Helicopter Under Water escape training (CAPE TECHNIKON)
RYA -Advanced power boat certificate.
Restricted radio telephone operators certificate marine.
West London occupational health and safety 1st Aid certificate.
Emergency first response certificate..
Dan oxygen provider certificate
Marine firefighting certification. ( RED WATCH )
Padi Divemaster certificate.
South African Navy:
Served - 1989-1991
Six months Sea Time (SAS Protea)
Seamanship.
Marine fire fighting.
NBCD-(Nuclear bio chemical defense)
Coxswains ticket.
Skipper coastal patrol vessel.

Other interests and skills:
Sailing, spearfishing, diving, 4 wheel drive vehicles


MARINE CO –ORDINATION, MOVIES AND COMMERCIALS.

FEATURES

Production: “ SINBAD” 1996
Production company: Riverstone Productions.
Position: Marine co-ordinator.
Co-Ordination of safety boats and divers. Assisting stunt department in marine stunts,
safety, and dive support.

Production: “BERSERKERS”
Production Company: Peakviewing
Position: Marine Co-ordinator.
Co-ordination, movement and safety of large period Viking vessels. Transport of crew
and materials around location.
Crew safety, supervision of underwater scaffold.
General marine safety

Production: “LOVE IS BLIND”
Production Company: Rising Tide Productions.
Position: Marine Co-ordinator / liason
Supervision of river safety. Picture boats, crew transport and logistical support.

Production: “SHARK ATTACK 2”
Production Company: Do Productions
Position: Safety diver
General dive safety, assistance to camera and lighting departments.


Production: “BLAST”
Production Company: Film Afrika
 Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Location permissions for all filming within National Ports.
Budgeting, sourcing and securing of oil rig. Crew safety on board rig. Public relations
with all relevant port authorities. Camera support craft. Stunt safety on board rig.
Helicopter safety and aerial co-ordination in port. Picture boats.
Securing charter of port company tugs. Crew safety. Support craft. Construction of dive
tank for controlled environment underwater filming. Stunt and SFX safety.
Supply of underwater comms equipment, safety divers and Stunt doubles


Production: “CONSEQUENCE”
Production Company: Film Afrika
Position : Marine Co-ordinator
Location permissions for all filming within National Ports.
Picture boats. Stunt doubles, crew safety and camera vessels.
Marine safety officer

Production: “DARK BLUE WORLD”
Production Company: Moonlighting Films
Position: Camera Boat Skipper.

Production: ”RED WATER”
Production Company: Moonlighting Films.
Position: Marine Co- Ordinator.
Location assistance for marine locations.
Sourcing and co-ordination of all picture craft. River safety. Positioning, anchoring and
safety of drill platform. Relocation of large picture vessels. Modifications to picture
vessels.
Supply of technical support craft. Crew safety.
Construction , transport and safety of mobile gear barges, camera and lighting barges.
Sourcing , operation and safety of ROV ( Remote operated vehicle ) for assistance in
animatronic shark rig. Safety and support divers.
Stunt doubles for u/water shots. Diver safety and support to shark operators.



Production: “12 DAYS OF TERROR”
Production Company: Moonlighting Films.
Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Location assistance for marine locations.
Sourcing, co-ordination and safety of all picture vessels. Relocation of picture vessels.
Supply and co-ordination of gear barges and camera platforms.
Safety divers, diving doubles, u/water comms system.



Production: “ASK THE DUST”
Production Company: Moonlighting Films.
Position: Marine Safety officer.
Supply of background support craft for camera department.
Location assistance for marine locations. Locations safety. Artist safety and u/water
lighting and camera platforms.


Production: “THE BREED”
Production Company: Film Afrika
Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Sourcing, relocation and safety of picture vessel. Camera and support vessels.
Construction, transport and safety of in water camera and picture barges.

Production: “THE RING”
Production Company: Do Productions.
Position: Marine services.
Supply , support and safety of camera, crew and gear barges.

Production: “LORD OF WAR”
Production Company: Reeleyes Films.
Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Location assistance for marine locations.
 Assistance with filming permissions within National Ports.
Sourcing of 85 metre coastal freighter. Crew safety. Vessel clearance for filming
purposes. Art department assistance for picture vessels.
Negotiation and supply of SA. NAVY vessel for use as picture vessel.
Crew safety boats, support craft and port relations.

Production: “THE TRIANGLE”
Production Company: Kalahari Pictures.
Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Location assistance for marine locations.
Permissions for all filming within National Ports.
Sourcing of 120 metre oil tanker. Painting, prepping and modifications to vessel.
Location contracts for all filming within SA. NAVY premises.
Budgeting and securing of rights to film on and around SA. NAVY submarine.
All picture, support and safety vessels.Co –ordination of u/water services.

Production: “GOOD BYE BAFANA”
Production Company: Film Afrika
Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Location permissions for all filming with National ports.
Source and supply of Robben Island Ferry. Art department co-ordination of changes and
dressing of vessel.

Production: “SECRET AGENT”
Production Company: Eagle Films.
Position: Marine Co-Ordinator.
Supply of safety and support vessels for stunt and camera departments. Supply of
specialised period diving equipment.
Marine safety officer.

Production : “ TOUSSANT “
Production Company : Moonlighting films.
Position: Marine Co-ordinator Consultation of marine logistics, Northern Mozambique. Crew
transport and safety.

Production: “AMELIA “
Production Company : Moonlighting Films
Position: Mozambique Location scout

WORK EXPERIENCE

Paul Acutt was the co owner of JUST ADD WATER ( JAW ), a Cape Town based
marine safety and logistics company for seven years.
JAW- specialised in providing marine safety and logistics for the film and television
industry. The company over the years worked on numerous international feature movies
and television commercials. The services that JAW offered were as follows.

General dive safety on locations.
Dive logistics, supply of commercial dive operators
Specialised underwater rigging
Boat relocation
Skipper training
Boat supply for camera and crew .
Location sourcing and safety.
General water safety.
Floating platforms
Location logistics.
Crew safety.


Commercials

Riverstone Productions „Simbad‟ Rental and operation of safety boats
(TV Series)
Rising Tide Productions „Ocean Spray‟ Water safety officer
(International commercial)
Philo Films „Duch Das‟ Support boat and marine co-ordination
(International commercial)
Thunderbird „West‟ Camera and support boat skipper
(International commercial)
The Gatehouse „Golf-keeper‟ Support boat and marine co-ordination
(Local commercial) M-Net
Moonlighting „Dark blue world‟ Safety and support boat skipper
(Award winning Feature)    Shot in extreme winter conditions!

Rising Tide Productions „Love is blind‟ Marine co-ordinator and transportation
(International feature) of crew and equipment through the
infamous Storms River mouth.

Cape Direct „BMW pool‟ Training and assistants of lead artist for
(International commercial) underwater sequences
Peakviewing ‘Berserkers’ Marine co-ordinator. Large ‘Viking’
(International feature) feature, involving period vessels
and large support network

Monkey Films Emirates Safety Boat Skipper
(International feature)
Network Productions ‘Volvo Ocean Race’ Marine co-ordinator
(International commercial)
Cape Direct ‘Erros Ramazzotti’ Camera boat skipper
(Music video)

KING SOLOMONS MINES.
Production Company: Argus Film
Producer: Rubb Markowitz
Director: Steve Boyum
Position: UNIT MANAGER

Production: 12 Days of Terror
Production Company: Moonlighting
Producer: Orly Adelson/Genevieve Hofmeyr
Director: Jack Sholder
Position: Marine Co-ordinator

Production: Consequence
Production Company: Film Afrika
Producer: Nina Heyns
Director: Tony Hickox
Position: Marine Co-ordinator

Production: Pavement
Production Company: Film Afrika
Producer: Brad Krevoy /Nina Heyns
Director: Darrell Roodt
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Borderline
Production Company: Film Afrika
Producer: Brad Krevoy /Nina Heyns
Director: Evelyn Purcell
Position: Unit ManageR

Production: Ali
Production Company: Moonlighting/ Columbia Pictures
Producer: James Lassiter
Director: Michael Mann
Location Manager: Janice Polley/ Jean Roux
Position: Location Assistant


UNIT AND LOCATION MANAGER EXPERIENCE ON INTERNATIONAL
COMMERCIALS:

Production: Snickers
Service Company; Fresh Water Films
Production Company: Film It (Poland)
Director: Lourens van Rensburg
Producer: Jason Plumbly
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Peugeout
Service Company; Philo Films
Producer: Emmanuel Coste
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Oppenheimer
Service Company; Velocity
Producer: Karen Kloppers
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Centea
Service Company; Monkey Films
Producer: Saskia Verboven/ Nikki Hall-Jones
Position: Unit Manager

Production: BBC Broadcast
Service Company; The Gatehouse
Production Company: BBC 4 Broadcast LTD
Producer: Louise Jones/ Beverley Green
Position: Unit Manager

Production: May
Service Company; Mckenzie Rudolphe
Production Company: The Haus
Producer: Guy Quinlan
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Sidolin
Service Company; Moonlighting
Production Company: Interteam Gruenwood-Films (Germany)
Producer: Fellzitas Paulig (Germany) Lynne-Anne Visser (S.A)
Position: Unit/Location Manager

Production: Soupline
Service Company; Philo Films
Production Company: Claude Delon (France)
Producer: Claude Delon (France),Alexandra Oppenheimer(SA)
Position: Unit/Location Manager

Production: Auchan
Service Company: Philo Films
Producer: Gilles Viard (France), Emmanuel Coste (SA)
Position: Unit/Location Manager

Production: Palmolive
Service Company: Philo Films
Production Company: Claude Delon
Producer: Claude Delon (France), Emmanuel Coste (SA)
Position: Unit Assistant



Production: AGF Mutual Funds
Service Company: Shooting Gallery
Production Company: Larry Gold
Producer: Larry Gold (UK), Wynton Tavill (SA)
Unit Manager: Rudi Reik
Position: Boat Co-ordinator

Production: BT
Service Company: Rising Tide
Production Company: RSA Films LTD (UK)
Producer: Kai-Lu Hsiung, Sookie Foster (UK), Rory Sales (SA)
Unit Manager: Mick Snell
Position: Unit Assistant

Production: Karotka
Service Company: Pangaman
Production Company: ITI Film Studio (Poland)
Producer: Bartek Topa (Poland), Andrzej Slazak (SA)
Position: Location Manager
Production: Le Fil Rouge
Service Company: Movie Makers
Production Company: Rigaud Production (France)
Producer: Dominique Rigaurd (France), Mike MacCarthy (SA)
Position: Unit / Location Manager

Production: Rolex
Service Company: PhiloFilms
Production Company: Blue Marlyn (France)
Director: Michel Meyer (France)
Producer: Phillipe Garnier (France), Emmanuel Coste (SA)
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Audi A2
Service Company: PhiloFilms
Production Company: UTurn (France)
Director: Donald Cameron (France)
Producer: Elisabeth Fabri, Patrick Duguid (France), Emmanuel Coste (SA)
Position: Location Manager

Production: Cryomed
Service Company: PhiloFilms
Production Company: Blue Marlyn (France)
Director: Michel Meyer (France)
Producer: Ariel Chauffournier (France), Emmanuel Coste (SA)
Position: Unit Manager

Production: L.G. Peeping
Service Company: Moonlighting
Production Company: Commercial Club (Germany)
Director: Sege Roman (Germany)
Producer: Alex Boden (Germany), Martin Jacobson (SA)
Position: Unit/ Location Manager

Production: Harpic
Service Company: FilmsCape
Production Company: Cultured Creatures (UK)
Director: John Stephenson (UK)
Assistant Director: Leigh Tanchel
Position: 2nd A.D.

Production: Danone
Production Company: Suburban Films
Producer: Kerry O’Shaugnessey
Director: Kevin Fitzgerald
Position: Unit Manager

Production: Cinzano
Production Company: Suburban Films
Producer: Kerry O’Shaugnessey
Director: Kevin Fitzgerald
Position: Unit Manager

Production: BBC CHANNEL 5
Production Company: Gatehouse
Marine Co-ordinator. Construction and operation of shark filming platform.

Production : 10 000 BC.
Production Company: Rich Films
Producer: Moonlighting films.
Position : Set manager.

Production :HIJACKED
Production Company : Frieze Films
Position: Jet Ski stunt rider.
SEADOO FILMS.COM


2008

Production:”Amelia”
Production Company: Moonlighting films.
Position: Location Scout.

Production: Tropika
Production Company: Terraplane Jhb.
Position: Location Scout
        Unit Manager.

Production : THE PHILANTHROPIST
Production Company: Moonlighting films
Position: Location Manager- Mozambique.
2009

Production : Zwitserleven
Production Company : Navigator Films
Position : Production facilitator, marine co-ordinator, location manager.

Production :SINGAPORE TELEVISION
Production Company : Red Pill Productions
Position: Mozambique Facilitator / Marine Co-ordinator.

Production : National Geographic
Production Company: Velocity Films
Position: Mozambican Facilitator, marine co-ordinator


CURRENT OCCUPATION

Paul Acutt is the owner of LIQUID ADVENTURES, a dive and watersport centre based
in TOFO, Inhambane in Southern Mozambique.
Liquid specializes in Dive charters and dive education. Liquid is a PADI dive resort.
The company also runs daily Whale Shark encounters.
The centre runs kayak safaris to the lagoon and operates a drop shot fishing charter.
Paul Acutt is also a member of AMAR.
AMAR- Associaco dos Mergulhadores Activos para os Rescursos Marinhos
“Education & Awareness Raising for sustainable Use of marine and coastal Resources.”

Paul Acutt has been assisting various tourism developments with feasibility and logistics
with regards to dive and watersport centres in Mozambique.

MOZAMBIQUE FILMS

 Paul Acutt is also a partner in Mozambique Films. Moz Films provides logistical
solutions to the film and television industry.
These services include:

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
PRE AND POST PRODUCTION SERVICES.
FILM PERMITTS
FREIGHT AND CUSTOMS
CASTING
LOCATION SCOUTING AND MANAGEMENT
MARINE LOGISTICS
VEHICLES
ACCOMMODATION.

				
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