Tessa Barlin

Tessa Barlin is an environmental documentary filmmaker, photographer, divemaster and National Geographic Explorer with a passion for preserving the natural world and inspiring a diverse range of audiences to care for the environment. She has a postgraduate degree in documentary filmmaking and has to date, shot three multi-award-winning short films. In 2021, Tessa was awarded a grant from the National Geographic Society to produce her next film, which focuses on the KhoiSan people of the Kalahari. Tessa also has a deep love for the ocean and aims to bring audiences closer to the hidden treasures of our underwater world.