Andy Casagrande's fearless passion and caring nature for Great White Sharks sparked his curiosity for filmmaking just under eight years ago. Andy's dual fascinations plummeted his into the deep-dark-depths of the ocean, allowing him the opportunity to spread oceanic awareness by documenting Great White Sharks for National Geographic. Soon after Andy discovered his joy for documenting Great White's, he realized how much his shark diving cage was holding back the rest of the world from experiencing any sense of intimacy with these enormous "fish." As a result of this realization, Andy broke free of his comfort zone and discovered his pure and heartfelt passion for free-diving with Great White Sharks.

Andy is living proof that joy can be found by putting others before yourself. This common shared belief is the primary reason why Andy and our team remain great friends to this day.

"Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not." -Virgil Thomson


Client: Subaru
Creative Development: National Geographic & Variable

Network: National Geographic Channel
Director Ad Sales: Allison Mitchell
Senior Writer/Producer: Alicia Biggs

Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable
Director/Writer/Editor: Jonathan Bregel
Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter
Producer: Alex Friedman
Cinematographer: Khalid Mohtaseb
Underwater Cinematographer: Andy Casagrande
Production Designer/Art Director: Joseph Sciacca
Production Supervisor: Paige DeMarco

Remote Control Helicopter: SnapRoll Media

Post Production: Variable
Editor: Jonathan Bregel
Assistant Editor: Dan Stewart
Colorist: Khalid Mohtaseb

Song: Helios - "Halving The Compass"
Purchase Album:
Unseen Music, 2013 |

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