Discover movies and projects produced and led by LCL Production and Shelter expeditions


Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster

Sylvain Pascaud organised the Titanic 96 expedition, the first scientific investigation into the structure of the great sunken ship. This three-part series was produced by Canal Plus Group and the Discovery channel and aired worldwide.

D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

LCL collaborated with WWII veterans, military historians, archeologists, and specialist divers to tell the story of the Normandy invasion, based on the first complete underwater survey of the legendary seabed. Shelter Expeditions ran the D-DAY Mapping Expedition with two survey vessels and two manned submersibles. The two-hour documentary, produced for PBS Nova and France 3 TV, tells a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of one of the most ambitious military operations ever launched.

A 380 - Building the world’s biggest aircraft

LCL documented the development and construction of the A380, the world’s biggest and heaviest passenger airliner, from initial drawings, assembly of the first prototype, and launch of the first flight test to full service operation. LCL produced 22 separate films which have been seen by millions of viewers around the world.


The Search for Air France Flight 447

June 1, 2009, Air France Rio de Janeiro-to-Paris Flight 447 entered an aerodynamic stall and disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean at 02:14 UTC, taking the lives of all passengers and crew on board. LCL’s Founder, Sylvain Pascaud, participated in four deep-water search expeditions and co-organized the final search phase with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Airbus, Air France and the BEA (French NTSB). On April 3, 2011, the search team successfully located the remains of the plane.


Airbus E-Fan Electric Plane

The Airbus E-Fan is a prototype two-seater electric aircraft under development. The all-composite, experimental demonstrator aircraft, designed and flown by Didier Esteyne, chief engineer and test pilot, took flight in July 2014 at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom, crossing the English Channel from Lydd Airport to Calais in France. LCL was embedded in the production from start to finish, documenting every milestone, from assembly to the channel flight to the air show in Oshkosh, USA.

Airbridge for Science

Brainchild of Sylvain Pascaud and sponsored by Airbus Group and other partners, Airbridge for Science is a unique endeavour to support cutting-edge science on climate change. It is a flying laboratory designed to support global scientists and NGOs working on the Arctic and Antarctic, ocean acidification, fresh water resources, and biodiversity. The aircraft, equipped with equipped with specific environmental sensors and Airbus Group technology, is designed to embark on a two-year journey to support scientific field work and data acquisition, with an accompanying educational program, international film series, and live events.


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