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HOWARD HALL (Director/Director of Photography/Writer) and MICHELE HALL (Producer, Howard Hall Productions) specialize in making marine wildlife films. In 1994, Howard directed the IMAX 3D feature "Into the Deep”; Michele was a location manager. In 1998, Michele produced and Howard directed the IMAX feature "Island of the Sharks,” which was an enterprise of Howard Hall Productions. Howard was director of underwater cinematography for the Primesco Productions film "Lost Worlds” and the MacGillivray Freeman film "The Living Sea,” and was underwater cinematographer for MacGillivray Freeman's "Journey into Amazing Caves.” In 2002, Howard served as underwater sequence director and Michele as production manager for MacGillivray Freeman's large-format feature "Coral Reef Adventure,” a film in which he and Michele are both featured on-camera.

In 2005 Howard directed and Michele was a producer for the IMAX feature "Deep Sea 3D,” a Warner Bros. Pictures/IMAX film. Both "Into the Deep” and "Deep Sea 3D” are among the top five highest grossing IMAX 3D films ever produced by IMAX. Howard's career as an underwater natural history film producer, cinematographer, still photographer and writer began in the early 1970s. He has been a roving editor for International Wildlife Magazine and a senior associate editor for Ocean Realm Magazine and is on the panel of experts for Fathoms Magazine. His photographs have been published internationally in hundreds of books and magazines, including Life, Natural History Magazine, National Geographic, GEO, Terre Sauvage, London Illustrated News and BBC Wildlife. Howard has authored several books, including Sharks, Dolphins, The Kelp Forest, Successful Underwater Photography and Secrets of the Ocean Realm.

Michele Hall left a 19-year nursing career to join the family business in 1991. She is an accomplished still photographer whose images have been published by National Geographic, Fathoms, National Wildlife, Ocean Realm and many other magazines and books. Michele has also worked as an assignment photographer for National Geographic. Between them, Howard and Michele have won seven Emmy Awards. Howard has worked on more than 100 underwater film projects. He has produced and/or directed many award-winning natural history television films, including a "National Geographic Special” (which he co-produced with Michele) and three episodes of the PBS series "Nature.” Howard also directed and Michele produced the award-winning, five-hour miniseries "Secrets of the Ocean Realm” for PBS.

Howard holds a BS degree in zoology from San Diego State University. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Michele is a Registered Nurse and holds a BS degree in Health Sciences. She is a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Women Divers Hall of Fame. Both Howard and Michele are on the board of directors of


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