Freediver • Film Director • Choreographer • Underwater Dancer

Julie Gautier, from Réunion Island, is a leading figure in the world of freediving, dance and film. She began by learning to dance, before taking up freediving and then film-making. After setting two French freediving records, she left the world of sport for the world of creation, describing herself as an "underwater storyteller", and gained international recognition as a director with Beyoncé's "Runnin" video, which has amassed more than 447 million views. Gautier also directed "Free Fall", a film featuring Guillaume Nery diving into Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas, a video which has reached 29 million views.

Julie Gautier: an underwater storyteller

In this video from Sea Art, a documentary directed by Maud Baignères, discover an interview that captures the essence of my journey between two worlds - dance and freediving. It's an expression of my heart and my passion, where every gesture underwater becomes part of my personal story. This video lets you glimpse a piece of my soul, a dance in the silence of the deep, where I feel most at home…


The wonders of under water storytelling by Julie Gautier will take your breath away.


Ocean Gravity
Free Fall - Julie Gautier
Beyond Gravity - En Apesanteur - Marque Empreinte - Julie Gautier
AMA - Julie Gautier
One Breath Around The World
NARCOSE by Julie Gautier with Guillaume Néry

By bringing a fascinating and innovating approach to filming under water, Julie has single handedly revamped and reshaped underwater storytelling. Not only is she in apnea when she is behind the camera filming, but here are no special effects. Just pure creativity in camera: camera angles, perspective and lighting all make up Julie’s unique approach to delivering deep, thought provoking and imaginative perspective to the water world. Julie’s vision is to enchant us by capturing the minutiae of life so that we take care of the world we live in.

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“Touch the heart as when we love something we want to naturally look after it”
She is committed to creating unforgettable awe inspiring artwork to invite people today and for generations to come into taking action for a better world. Underwater Cinematographer, Julie also choreographs and danses under water in her films and for others.

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