Neil McDaniel


The Legacy of Truk Lagoon

The Ship Sinkers

With dramatic historical footage and stunning underwater cinematography, this one-hour documentary tells the story of World War II at Truk Lagoon. On February 17 and 18, 1944, the American carrier forces attacked the formidable Japanese naval base. The defenders were overwhelmed by the air barrage, code-named "Operation Hailstone." Interviewed 50 years after the shattering event, Trukese survivors, Japanese and American veterans share their stories.



(cinematographer, writer, producer)

An inside look at the process of turning aging, rusting hulks into thriving artificial reefs—from initial cleaning and preparation to explosives rigging to the last minute chaos and tension as the clock counts down to zero.

Neil McDaniel



Lazarus Child, The Legend of Foggy Bay, Firestorm, X-Files, Out of Order, Smallville...


Islands Out of Time, Beachcombers, Beyond 2000, The Emerald Sea, The Legacy of Truk Lagoon, Changing Tides, The Blue Planet (HD),The Dugongs of Abu Dhabi (HD),Ocean Odyssey: The Blue Realm (HD), Mega Machines (HD), Feodor Pitcairn’s Ocean Wilds: Realm of the Killer Whales (HD), The Ship Sinkers (HD), Aliens of the Deep (HD), Mars Rising (HD), Gold Rush Ghost Ships (HD), UnderSea Explorer, Sport Diver, Wild Things, Earth: Final Conflict, Country Canada, Champions of the Wild, Coastal Safari, Monsters of the Great White North, Where Sea Meets Land, Weird Weddings, BBC’s Incredible Journeys, Fish Wars, The Dolphin Dream...

Feodor Pitcairn’s Ocean Wilds: Realm of the Killer Whales

Canadian Space Agency, Pavilion Lake

The Dugongs of Abu Dhabi

Gold Rush Ghost Ships


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