Jean-Jacques Mantello is one of France's digital video pioneers. He directed the first underwater 3D movie ever made, Miracle Mermaid, in 1990. This movie received the 1992 Palme d'Or du Public (Gold Award) at the 25th World Festival of Underwater Pictures (Festival Mondial de l'Image Sous-marine) in Antibes, France. Since 1986 Mantello has headed more than 30 3D projects worldwide, among others Tales from Atlantis.

An expert diver, Mantello directed the movie Ocean wonderland 3D not only on “dry grounds” but also underwater. Mantello's new movie Sharks 3D was released in December 2004. It is a documentary that aims to rehabilitate the public image of sharks and put an end to the steady decline of the global sharks population.

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