The Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Hey guys! My name is Jaxon Roberts and for the past few years I have been pursuing my dream of becoming a filmmaker and photographer. Since the beginning of my career, I always dreamt of capturing mind blowing locations that people haven’t yet seen before. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, fits this description perfectly. Haven’t heard of it? Neither have I until a couple of years ago! And it’s part of Australia (where I’ve lived my whole life!).
Located off the coast of Western Australia, this once coconut palm plantation is now just a tropical paradise with stunning beaches and deep jungles that you have to see to believe. Cocos consists of 27 islands, only 2 of which are inhabited.
Back in December of 2019, I was lucky enough to travel here with a bunch of other creative minded people . Lucky for us, we have friends that grew up on these islands and could show us all they have to offer. From camping on our own island under the stars and amongst hundreds of hermit crabs to swimming in the clearest water you’ve ever seen, eating freshly caught and cooked fish and drinking fresh coconuts, this experience was something I once only ever dreamt of. Whilst filming this paradise I had 2 goals: to take in and embrace the simplistic island life and to portray the true essence of our experience. I came home with some of my favorite footage I’ve ever captured and I'm so happy I can share it all! Thanks for watching, your support means the world to me!
Jaxon Roberts | Filmmaker
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jaxon_roberts/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWanZKkaF9ow3orIPurRpg
Also a big thanks to Nush and Dre for letting me use some extra footage from the stunning underwater world of Cocos! Make sure you check these legends out, their work is insane!
Nush - https://www.instagram.com/nushfreedman/
Dre - https://www.instagram.com/andrererekuracreative/
Song: “Bambro Koyo Ganda” by Bonobo
Bonobo's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/si_bonobo/