AE2: The Silent Anzac

• 2014

The Australian submarine that played a crucial role in the Gallipoli campaign is at risk of being lost forever. A group of Australian scientists and Turkish divers undertake a risky archaeological expedition to preserve the Great War relic from the passage of time.

Exposed to the dangerous currents of the Dardanelles, the AE2‘s existence is in jeopardy. With the waterway a key passage to shipping and fishing industries in Turkey, the submarine has been subjected to damage from fishing nets, tidal pressures and natural corrosive elements that threaten to damage the hull and the rare artefacts inside.

This half-hour documentary tells the story of a group of determined scientists and fearless divers who conduct an archaeological survey of the wreck in depths of over seventy metres of open water. Using cutting edge cameras, ROV technology and a little ingenuity, they are able to peer inside the AE2 and capture images of the submarine’s interior that haven’t been seen in a hundred years.


The Silent Anzac – Trailer

About the Director

Bayden Findlay is a director and cinematographer working in documentary and new media.  His experience includes programs for Fremantle Media, Burberry Productions, Sensible Films and ABC TV’s Catalyst.

In the world of new media, Bayden has produced hundreds of hours of content for clients such as Kraft, Dulux, AustralianSuper, and the Victorian Government. Bayden has a Bachelor of Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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