Over the past 15 years Scubazoo has worked closely with and established strong relationships with several Bajau Laut, or Sama Dilaut (sea gypsies), families and communities along Sabah’s East coast. This has allowed us us to film and fix for landmark series such as BBC’s Human Planet and also continue to raise the global awareness of their fragile existence by location managing and filming for well respected primetime documentaries such as France’s leading Sept a Huit TV series.
In March of 2015 Scubazoo Senior Cameraman Simon Enderby guided one of France’s top cameraman/directors, Aurelien Chapalain, around Sabah’s East coast islands introducing him to several Sama Dilaut families and fishermen. By documenting their modern-day life Aurelien aims to dispel some of the overly romanticised views the western world may have of their seemingly exotic lives and show how this stateless community narrowly survives on the edge of existence.
Please contact us if you are interested in filming with the Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsy) tribes in Sabah