Jaimen and Jess Hudson

Cinesnaps Jury Member | Executive Producer | Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea

I have always been passionate about the outdoors… As a youth my days were filled with solo sporting activities like riding dirt bikes, skateboarding, surfing and scuba diving. The ocean in particular has always been such a major part of my life. My earliest memories are of days out on the water with my Mum and Dad as they taught students how to dive.At the age of 10 it was my turn to be one of those students. Learning to dive only added to my love of the ocean. I always wanted to be on it, in it, or near it. In 2008 I had a motorcycle accident that left me a quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair. After my accident I found it hard to find a hobby as the activities I use to love like diving and surfing were no longer possible. Late in 2014, I began getting very interested in drone photography & videography. I was wary of purchasing one because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to use the remote controller due to my reduced hand function. Eventually, in February 2015 I purchased a Phantom 2 and coupled it with a GoPro camera, I was hooked right away. I have been lucky to be interviewed and featured by prominent media outlets and publications including “The Huffington Post”, “Sydney Morning Herald”, “Sunrise on channel 7“, The “BBC“, “Weekend Sunrise” “Today Tonight“, “BBC Earth“, “The Daily Telegraph“, “The Sunday Times” & “WA Today”I was also lucky enough to be awarded Western Australia’s “Young Achiever” for 2018 in the “Online Achievement Category” and “Peoples Choice Award”. “I was also a finalist for “Young Australian of the Year for 2019”In 2021 we released “Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea”, produced by Sea Dog TV International it is a beautiful wildlife epic. One that I could not be any prouder of. I am so grateful to Leighton & Jodie for the incredible effort they put in to bring it to life on the big screen.

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