We go where others have not to tell stories that have never been told.
It’s not enough to return from our journeys with important research results. We come back prepared to share stories that energize people—and inspire them to think, discuss, and act on behalf of the world’s oceans and the global community that relies on the oceans for so much.
Critical to our mission is documenting our exploration with compelling and stunning video. Our team includes accomplished directors, cinematographers, editors, sound designers, audio engineers and composers. We shoot with the world’s most advanced underwater cameras, capturing 8K footage as deep as 1,000 meters. And we don’t wait until we’re back: the team in our editing suites on the Alucia begins working while we are at sea, sharing content as we have it.
Of course, in this digital age, different audiences consume media in different ways—and we will reach them all. Working with production, broadcasting, and digital partners, we share our content through TV shows, giant-screen films, and digital and social channels. Our goal is to reach the widest possible audience with the most appropriate content, so that they’re swept away by the ocean whenever and wherever they engage.
Joe comes to OceanX with a long history in both traditional and digital media leading teams and projects at the Disney ABC Television Group, ABC News, Samsung, Aol, Nickelodeon, and CNN. His background spans management, strategy, business development, editorial, and product development and includes the successful launch and building of several major deals, sites, videos, businesses, and experiences. He has a deep passion for the Oceans and achieving the mission of "bringing back" the many exciting stories and experiences around ocean exploration. Joe has a bachelors degree from Brown University and a MBA from Emory University.
Founder and Creative Director
Mark Dalio is the Founder and Creative Director of OceanX Media (formerly Alucia Productions), a production company with the mission to create world-class media that educates and inspires people to connect to the oceans.
His vision for this company is to use vivid cinematography and digital media to tell the compelling stories of scientific discoveries and exploration on the vessel the Alucia as it moves around the world. His inspiration for this vision began in 2012, when Alucia documented the first ever footage of the giant squid. The images of this significant ocean discovery captured the attention of audiences around the world, which Mark felt fully demonstrated the ship’s unique power to capture ground breaking ocean media. Since founding OceanX Media, Mark has featured the Alucia's work in the PBS’ Nova Special Creatures of Light, David Attenborough's show Great Barrier Reef and BBC’s landmark series Oceans.
Jennifer Hile is the EP for OceanX Media. An Emmy-nominated, 20-year veteran of the industry, her work has taken her to more than 25 countries on all seven continents. She’s produced shows for National Geographic, National Geographic Wild, A&E, and TLC; museum content featured in the Oceans Hall at the Smithsonian; and commercial/digital work for clients like Google, Microsoft, Macys, and HSBC.
She’s been with OceanX Media since it was started—as Alucia Productions—in 2014. It feels like the perfect home. At the start of her career, Jennifer sailed a 25-foot sloop across the Indian Ocean and up the Red Sea with one other co-captain in an effort to document the beauty and animals of the ocean along the way. Working with a ship like the Alucia is the realization of a lifetime dream.
Samantha Loshiavo earned a Bachelor's Degree in Film and Video from Drexel University’s Wesphal College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. After earning her degree, she moved to Los Angeles and quickly gained experience as an assistant to an Executive Producer on multiple television series. After three years in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and transitioned to roles with a focus in conservation media, working as a Production Coordinator for “Years of Living Dangerously”. From there, Samantha transitioned to a Studio Manager position at OceanX Media and was recently promoted to Production Manager.
Samantha is an avid distance runner, recently completing the Philadelphia Marathon. She spends her free time reading and taking care of her dachshund, Squidward.
Saiya graduated from Boston University with a degree in Film and Television. Before joining OceanX Media in July 2017, she worked at WNET/Channel Thirteen – New York’s local PBS station.
As administrative assistant, Saiya is responsible for day-to-day office operations, scheduling, and helping with special projects.
OceanX Media uses pioneering technology to tell the stories of explorers and scientists who are making important discoveries in our oceans every day. We employ a variety of cameras—from 8K REDs to super lowlight Canons & Sonys—to deliver footage as captivating and awe-inspiring as the discoveries themselves.