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.