Jonathan Mark Shiff

Phoebe Tonkin, Jonathan Shiff, Cariba Heine

Date of Birth
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Jonathan Mark Shiff is an Australian TV Producer. Shiff was educated as a lawyer[1] and got a job with the Australian company Crawford Productions where he was trained to be a producer in the 1970s. (According to imdb[2] he graduated from the Swinburne Film & Television School in Australia). By the end of the 1980s he founded his own company and has since then produced two educational and a dozen live action series for Australian TV, the most successful being Ocean Girl (1994-1997) and H2O: Just Add Water (2006-2010).

Because of H2O's success (and in order to make financial ends meet with regulations in an Australian tax-rebate scheme which limit the rebate to the production of 65 episodes) by the end of 2008 he announced that he was planning to produce a full length movie[3] as a close to the series. This never happened. Instead a spin-off series Mako: Island of Secrets was produced in 2012.

Other productions by Jonathan M.Shiff include:

JMS Productions

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  • Search for the World's Most Secret Animals (1989–1999)
  • Baby Bath Massacre (1994)
  • Kelly (1991)
  • Ocean Girl (Ocean Odyssey in UK) (1994–1997)
  • Thunderstone (1999–2000)
  • The New Adventures of Ocean Girl (2000)
  • Cybergirl (2001–2002)
  • Horace and Tina (2001)
  • Pirate Islands (2003)
  • Wicked Science (2004–2006)
  • Scooter: Secret Agent (2005)
  • H2O: Just Add Water (2006–2010)
  • Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji (2007)
  • The Elephant Princess (2008–2011)
  • Lightning Point (Alien Surf Girls in U.S.) (2012)
  • Reef Doctors (2013)
  • Mako: Island of Secrets (Mako Mermaids in U.S.) (2013–2016)
  • H2O: Mermaid Adventures (2015)
  • The Bureau of Magical Things (2018–present)



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