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Greg MacGillivray

Greg has been producing and directing award-winning films for more than 40 years. He started making films when he was just 13 and partnered with Jim Freeman to form MacGillivray Freeman Films in 1966. He loves the continual chess game of making a film, where each move affects every element. Today, he has more than 50 films to his credit, including... See full bio »


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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  Ocean Planet 3D (Documentary) (post-production)
 2016 America Wild: National Parks Adventure (Documentary short)
 2015 Humpback Whales (Documentary)
 2013 Journey to the South Pacific (Documentary)
 2012 To the Arctic 3D (Documentary)
 2011 Arabia 3D (Documentary short)
 2010 Hollywood Don't Surf! (Documentary)
 2010 MacGillivray Freeman's Arabia (Documentary short)
 2006 Hurricane on the Bayou (Documentary)
 2006 Greece: Secrets of the Past (Documentary short)
 2003 Top Speed (Documentary short)
 2003 Coral Reef Adventure (Documentary)
 2000 Adventures in Wild California (Documentary short)
 2000 Dolphins (Documentary short)
 1998 Indah IV (Short)
 1998 Everest (Documentary short)
 1996 The Magic of Flight (Short documentary)
 1995 Stormchasers (Documentary short)
 1995 The Living Sea (Documentary short)
 1993 The Discoverers (Short)
 1992 At Sea (Documentary)
 1989 Race the Wind (Documentary short)
 1989 To the Limit (Documentary short)
 1987 Island Child (Documentary)
 1984 Indonesia: Dance of Life (Documentary short)
 1984 Speed (Documentary short)
 1983 Behold Hawaii (Documentary short)
 1976 The Magic Rolling Board (Documentary short)
 1976 To Fly! (Documentary short)
 1973 Above San Francisco (Documentary)
 1972 Five Summer Stories (Documentary)
 1968 The Moods of Surfing (Documentary short)
 1967 Free and Easy (Documentary)
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Greg MacGiilivary | MacGillvray/Freeman

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I've been using the power of the IMAX medium, with its gigantic screens and supervivid pictures, to get people to fall in love with the ocean. See more »


Graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1963 with Paul Le Mat. Others who have attended Newport High include Frank Marshall and Anthony Zerbe. See more »

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