Carly Brenner Hunter, an underwater specialist, is interviewed in this episode of Film Chats. Carly has spent her entire life working as a lifeguard and water safety expert in pools and on open water. Since 2019 Carly can now provide a variety of services to the film industry, including Marine & Water Rescue. Carly also discusses her personal experiences as a female underwater specialist and working on set while pregnant.
Hosted by Olivia Kiryk-Clutterbuck, an emerging filmmaker, and Algonquin College graduate. Presented by the Digi60 Filmmakers’ Festival, with support from the Digital Arts Resource Centre in Ottawa.
About Carly Brenner Hunter:
Carly works as an Underwater Specialist, First Assistant Camera, and Grip for I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 and I.A.T.S.E. Local 873 in Toronto. She is also a commercial diver with the Divers Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) and a PADI Dive Master.
Carly decided to combine her passions for photography and the underwater world by learning to dive in 2010. Carly was finally able to show the world what lies beneath the surface after completing Seneca College’s Underwater Skills Program in 2015.
Carly has spent her entire life working as a lifeguard and water safety expert in pools and on open water. In 2019, Carly can now provide a variety of services to the film industry, including Marine & Water Rescue.
Carly is ready to consult, quote, scout, plan, and execute any shoot on, near, or underwater as a leading Underwater Specialist in Toronto. Carly has valid Canadian and British passports and is eager to travel. She has worked all over the world and has fresh and salt water experience.
Carly and her husband, Michael are the proud parents of Sydney, their baby daughter born in 2021.