Our history

ProdAqua is an audiovisual production company that specializes in aquatic imaging and in images taken under difficult conditions (extreme sports, high and low temperatures, aerial images, etc.). Our passion for technology and for artistic expression, along with our ability to film anywhere, allows us to tell your most beautiful stories (ou most exciting adventures). Lastly, we are also devoted to helping you discover the underwater world and to raising awareness about its fragility.

In 2015 at the end of his studies in a Multimedia Program in Quebec City, Manuel founded the company. The young manager chose the "Phare de la Hague" as an emblem of ProdAqua, because this lighthouse is related to his family history. In fact, his great grandfather was the supervisor of this lighthouse for several years. Exploration and the marine environment are anchored in ProdAqua's soul. The company is also characterized by its multiculturalism and its specialization in natural environments.


Manuel AÑÒ (he/him)

Film Director
Explorer and Underwater Filmmaker
Rope Access Cameraman
Manuel is the CEO and founder of ProdAqua. Professional diver, explorer and athletic man, he developed his expertise in videography and photography during his studies in multimedia. With his pronounced taste for challenge and innovation, Manuel combines extreme filming such as high mountains, arid areas or even in the air, all with cutting-edge imagery (360, ultra-slowmotion, timelapse, etc.). Manuel is internationally renowned for his ability to produce images in freediving under the ice. What fascinates him above all with this job is never being able to predict what he will discover before a dive, but also being able to share these discoveries of unknown beauty with the public.

Sarah-Jeanne Parent-Laliberté (she/her)

Associate Producer
Sarah-Jeanne has been in the ProdAqua adventure since the very beginning. Having several years of experience in the television field, she brings great expertise. Her meticulousness, her rigor, but especially her contagious smile are elements cherished by the team. Her professional background in social intervention also allows her to bring a human and inclusive vision to all of ProdAqua's activities as well as to be able to work in difficult conditions. Sarah-Jeanne also manages the administrative sphere of the company.

Rémi Canton (he/him)

Virtual Reality Director
Rémi is an expert in 360 capture and virtual reality, who manages the young company VR2GO specialized in immersive videos and virtual reality content, since 2016. Rémi is also the director of immersive projects at ProdAqua, since 2018. He helps ProdAqua to be at the cutting edge of technology in 360 capture. We can rely on him to offer the most suitable solutions for specific shooting conditions for our clients.

Julio AÑÒ (he/him)

Explorer and Underwater Filmmaker
Julio has been a freediver and diver for more than 10 years, so he is a real asset to the aquatic sphere of the company. Also having a background in physical measurements, Julio brings scientific and technical skills to the team. He and Manuel have carried out numerous missions together, they form a very effective and complementary duo, especially during aquatic and underwater filming.

Sylvain Dalanson (he/him)

Director of Expeditions
Diving Director
As an instructor in Brittany, Sylvain dived many times in the strong tidal currents of the Gulf of Morbihan. Arriving in Canada, he worked as a manager in a diving store and he is now diving director at ProdAqua.He is the one behind all the hours of preparation of our diving expeditions!In addition to his work on the diving projects, Sylvain ensures safety in a hyperbaric environment, bi-annual equipment inspections and maintenance and the continuous training for all people working with us.

Nicolas Mithieux (he/him)

Director of Photography
Graduate photographer of the Institut de la photographie de Paris and member of the CAPIC (The Canadian Association Or Professional Image Creators), Nicolas is established in Montreal's South Shore where he developed N3 Production. His expertise in photographic report drives him to easily intervene in intense and demanding conditions. He shoots in nature and in studio. He helps ProdAqua to achieve a great image quality .

Pierre Lefebvre (he/him)

Director of Expeditions
Pierre has been a freediver for 20 years. Since 2018, he is an assistant instructor for Apnée Aquarius, a freedeving club in Montreal. He is an essential team member under water considering his experience. Under the ice, in a drift dive or in a swimming pool Pierre manages the most restrictive, but necessary equipment to upgrade our images. He is also the freediving instructor for actors, in some kind of shootings.

Marie-Edith Turcotte-Maltais (she/her)

Scientific Director
Marie-Edith is a bioecology technician, she is the newer member of the team. Her expertise in wildlife biology and in project management is a huge asset at ProdAqua. Aquatic environments passionate, she actively participates in the development of scientific contracts and expeditions. Marie-Edith is also a researcher for our specialized aquatic documentaries on wildlife. Her knowledge allows us to always be on time during species migrations.