Raja Ampat SEA Centre

We have just completed a short Showcase Film for the Raja Ampat SEA Centre that covers all the FANTASTIC work they have done to date and will hopefully assist with fund raising and sponsorship for the mammoth task ahead of them.

The Raja Ampat SEA Centre, is based at the stunning Papua Explorers Dive Resort, in the midst of the Dampier Strait, in West Papua, Indonesia, which places them slap bang in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

During the late 1990's and early 2000, Raja Ampat was the scene of many illegal and destructive fishing methods like dynamite fishing, cyanide fishing and Shark finning. In 2000, Conservation International, along with the Indonesian Government and local communities, managed to put an end to these practices, by establishing marine parks and protected areas, but the long term damage to the coral reef structures had already been done.

For the past 2 years, the SEA Centre team have been working hard, researching and developing methods for reef stabilization and restoration. At the same time, the local community have been eagerly participating in training to be Coral Gardeners and building, positioning and populating the test site with over 5000 coral fragments. All of this has been undertaken with the support of Conservation International, KEHATI Indonesian Biodiversity Conservation Trust and Kabupaten Raja Ampat Regional Council.

24 months down the line and over 500m2 of coral reef, in the waters directly in front of the resort, have been successfully restored.

What Now?

Work has just started on replicating this successful pilot project, in front of the village of Arborek, where the villagers themselves will be doing the majority of the rehabilitation. This restoration will take place over the next 24 months or so.

What then?

Well, would you believe that the Raja Ampat SEA Centre's long term goal is to restore a 500 hectare portion of reef over the next 5 to 10 years. Looking at what they have achieved so fer, we feel that this is well within their ability, should funding become available.

Showcase Film coming soon, currently submitted to film festivals.


Hi everyone,

After almost 7 years of trading, it was time for a shakeup, to step forward, review and simplify, where possible.

So we did

It was felt that our original name, Surface Interval Productions, was long and a little clumsy and that not having matching email address, YouTube channels and Facebook pages, was a potential long term negative.

So we spent months, YES MONTHS!, trawling trough possible names, related to our business, trying to find meaning and then checking to see if there was still a .com domain name available. We had not realized just how much of a challenge this would be. Try it yourself, every desirable name has been registered. Even if they are not currently in use by someone, they are registered and for sale, at ridiculous prices too.

In the end and with some heavyweight consulting on board, thanks Peter Thomas for your inspiration and guidance, we came upon the name "FEROXED".

"Why FEROXED? What on earth does it mean? I cant find the word anywhere, "...we hear you all saying.

WELL   ...........

FEROX is the Latin word for 'wild' , 'fierce' or 'savage' and that does relate to the film stock and productions that we are producing. So why not just FEROX then? Yes, you guessed it, already registered, so no .com domain name available. :-(

So "FEROXED" it is

It is not often that we get the opportunity to create a new word .......

Feroxedadjective The feeling of awe, resulting from or having been exposed to, the beauty of Nature. (Soon to be added to the Oxford dictionary) :-) Come on, lets make that happen!

Our hope is to imply that once you have viewed one of our productions, or purchased stock from our vast 4K and 6K library, 'you have been FEROXED' and are more aware of the wild beauty that surrounds us all.

The by line “Naturally Wild Films” speaks for itself and the new name, is just that, only a name. The holding company is still Surface Interval Production (PTY) LTD as before and all the old links will lead to the website, YouTube Channel, Facebook page etc.

Many thanks for all your support in the past years and hopefully your continued support into the bright future ahead of us all.

Feel free to click on the following links to see where they take you and PLEASE let us know what you think of the change or if there are any problems with the links.

Our Website: www.feroxed.com

Our YouTube Channel: FEROXED

Our Facebook page: FEROXED

Our email

Barbara: barbara.feroxed@gmail.com

Russ: russ.feroxed@gmail.com