Expedition Nictau - Exploring New Brunswick's Herbicide Dilemma

Immerse yourself in a journey of underwater exploration as Underwater Cinematographer and Director, Harrison Burton, and his dive team embark on a 3-day dive expedition. Join the group as they explore and document the wonders of Nictau Lake, one of New Brunswick's freshwater crown jewels for the first time in history in this one of a kind documentary film. This stunning, largely unexplored lake sits at the base of Mount Sagamook, in Mount Carleton Provincial Park. What lies in the depths of one of New Brunswick's most remote lakes waiting to be discovered? What environmental issues will the dive team encounter? Watch for free today and find out, exclusively on Vimeo.

  • Harrison David Burton
  • Harrison David Burton
  • Harrison David Burton
  • Brad Leblanc
  • Harrison David Burton
    Key Cast
  • Nate Gaffney
    Key Cast
  • Julien Bourque
    Key Cast
  • Serge Cormier
    Key Cast
  • David Ganong
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Joshua Kurek
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    51,261 USD
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    Digital, Sony FS7,Sony A7SIII
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  • Canadian Cinematography Awards (CaCa)
    Best Underwater Cinematography May 2023
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards (CaCa)
    Best Aerial Cinematography May 2023
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Harrison David Burton

Harrison Burton is an Award Winning Canadian Underwater Cinematographer, Producer, Director and Fine Art Aerial photographer. He is a certified advanced diver, ice diver, dry suit diver, dive expedition leader, a certified RED Cinema Camera Operator and an advanced drone pilot. His passion for conservation and the natural world drive him to push deep into the unknown each and every day.

His video work for the Nature Conservancy of Canada both have allowed him to have an impact driven career. He has and continues to produce content for a wide variety of clients around the globe working with Brainworks Marketing in Moncton, New Brunswick.

His pursuits in film focus around expeditions in freshwater ecosystem's to shine a light on the challenge's these system's are facing. Since the release of his new documentary film, Expedition Nictau, he is pursuing funding to extend the series to continue to shine a light on freshwater ecosystems and the science that is required to save them from collapse.

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Director Statement

Private interests need to find new ways of doing business that leave the lands and waterways intact. Compelling storytelling, is the most effective tool to provoke the necessary conversations that lead to productive change. That is my mission as a conservation advocate and filmmaker.

- Harrison Burton