The dream of flying has captivated human imagination since prehistoric times. Even with the advent of aircrafts and the increasing availability of air travel, the ancient question stays with us: What if we could simply spread our arms and fly like a bird?
Wingsuit flight is a groundbreaking phenomenon that has adrenaline junkies traveling the world in search of one exhilarating experience after the next. Our flyers have set records searching out the most exciting locations to take longer and more daring flights. In this epic 40-minute IMAX experience, we catch a ride with some of the best flyers in the world as they journey to incredible mountaintops while teaching us the art and science of human flight. The film is both a first and third person perspective from the flyers themselves and a name Voice Over. It will feature incredible footage from POV helmet cameras, flying drones, and helicopter rigs.
What’s behind the pilot and the suit? How can they fly longer and faster? Will man ever fly without a chute? We answer those questions and more while exploring the burgeoning counter culture of wingsuit pilots, whose lives are dedicated to chasing the thrill and pursuit of human flight.
For the general public, often sharks are lumped into one category … that is feared. However, sharks and consequent shark behavior is incredibly diverse. Most species would be relatively safe to take a “dip” with. However, there are two species that vie for the top predator prize in the community of sharks … the Great White shark and the Bull shark both compete for the distinction as the apex predator of the deep. The Great White is the largest of the carnivorous shark species and are the perfect killing machine. The Bull Shark, although smaller is more aggressive and considered by many experts to be the more dangerous of the two species. They are among the most ferocious of all sharks.
Both species have finely tuned electro-magnetic sensory abilities to locate and hunt prey. In a scientific-first experiment, Shark Wars: The Ultimate Predator will explore how their abilities compare and push their highly developed sensory systems to the limit.
Shark Wars will capture previously unseen shark behavior for the first time on the planet, in virtual darkness, in shark hot spots in Fiji and Australia. Our filming platform will be a revolutionary shark cage, taking its design from the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter. Using this cutting edge technology, renowned shark researcher Dr. Will Robbins will conduct an incredible two-phase research experiment to more fully understand the super senses of these fearsome animals to determine which shark is the ultimate predator.
A civilization that rose to become the envy of the world, only to disappear … a mystery waiting to be unlocked by modern archaeologists, scientists and explorers.
Following an epic spree of religious building whose scale and ambition rivals the pyramids of Egypt, Angkor is the scene of one of the greatest vanishing acts of all time. The Khmer kingdom lasted from the 9th to the 15th centuries and at its height dominated a large swathe of South-East Asia from Myanmar to the west to Vietnam in the East. As many as one million people lived in Angkor, the capital, which sprawled across an area the size of New York’s five boroughs, making it the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. By the late 16th Century, the once resplendent capital of the empire, with its thousands of elaborate temples and religious monuments, was being overrun by the surrounding jungles.
Many experts have attempted to provide answers, and theories abound. 1300 carved inscriptions survive on temple doorjambs but the Khmer people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom’s collapse. This will be a visually stunning film … an epic adventure where science, mystery and ancient civilization intersect.
500 million years ago life left this blue womb and colonized the land, but we are still intricately linked to the ocean. Our climates, coastlines, ecosystems, and economies are tied to the perpetual movement of water between continents. The great ocean currents are the arteries and veins of Planet Earth! This is the story of one particularly fascinating flow – the East Australian Current, a massive oceanic river that stretches the length of Australia’s east coast.
Mighty. Rugged. Magnificent.
Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline. Critical to life – they fill our rivers, sway the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous – and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure.
Follow Australian Olympic gold medalist, Torah Bright, as she journeys through the great American Cordillera, the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will encounter world-class snow athletes, scientists, and environmentalists who all seek a deeper understanding of the mountains that inspire them.
From glaciated valleys to icy tundras, we’ll venture through the mountain’s most awe-inspiring vistas. We’ll discover the crucial role mountains play in our ecosystem and every day life, while witnessing the most spectacular snowboard action ever brought to the giant screen!
Scale the poisonous volcanoes of Venus and the ancient red dunes of Mars. Bore through the icy crust of Europa to imagine life in hidden seas. Navigate the otherworldly archipelagos of Titan in the shadow of Saturn’s dreamy rings.
The Planets is journey from science fiction to ‘science vision,’ an aspirational look at the next century in human spacefaring achievement, profiling the technological and pioneering stepping stones thought necessary for humankind to become a truly interplanetary species. From moon bases and space elevators to asteroid outposts and aerostatic habitats, the film will profile the dreamers of today – engineers and artists from universities, international space agencies and private enterprise – whose proof-of-concept technologies and mind-blowing innovations may one day allow our children’s children to push ever deeper into a solar system both beautiful and bizarre.
A lone climber, suspended hundreds of feet in the air, struggles to find the next finger hold, defining progress in inches. The dramatic visuals immerse us in a gripping contest of human determination versus the reality of gravity’s potent grip. Mountain Quest explores the precarious relationship of humanity’s quest to scale some of the world’s highest places, while also revealing the scientific and technological advances that have enabled us to conquer these peaks, exposing the heartbeat of the human soul.
A tapestry of jaw-dropping action, combined with rich STEM content … for example, physics of the real world – how climbing is a tug-of-war between friction and gravity, while skiing involves the same battle of forces in reverse. Educational insights about the engineering of climbing gear and skis, and the aeronautical effects of a wingsuit, are seamlessly integrated with dramatic visuals and action. The film is narrated by Willem Dafoe and was released in early 2018.
Far Northern Australia is a land of extremes. Huge bushfires ravage the ancient landscape in the dry season and the world’s biggest thunderstorms bring torrential rain and flooding in the wet season. These almost Jurassic conditions have created some of the richest wetlands on Earth.
The coast, rivers, and waterholes are haunted by sharks. The plains are guarded by territorial buffalo and venomous snakes but the apex predator here is a living dinosaur the salt water crocodile. They have been on the planet in almost identical form for 200 million years – even surviving the meteor strike that wiped out the rest of the dinosaurs.
Crocodiles are the ultimate predators. They attack with stealth, are extremely aggressive and can grow up to 7 meters in length. Up here, they have even been known to attack and pull fisherman out of boats.
This film will carry the viewers across the whole Top End of Australia, from the wild Kimberly coast through mysterious and rarely seen Arnhem Land and then deep into the world’s oldest rainforest in Cape York.
Come with us on an epic journey through some of the wildest landscapes on Earth as we take you deep into crocodile’s world. Australia’s Great Wild North will be shot in magnificent 8K for IMAX and other Giant Screen theaters. Specialized underwater camera rigs have been designed to get the audience closer than ever before to the most powerful jaws on Earth.
Our ongoing quest to explore and come to terms with the Arctic is presented in the context of the crucial role that ice plays in the north. Ice is to the Arctic as trees are to the rainforest. It is the underpinning of the ecosystem, the foundation upon which the animals and plants of the north depend. We meet an ice scientist who lives and works with the Inuit, blending their traditional knowledge with modern scientific methods. We travel to the town of Churchill, Manitoba, polar bear capital of the world, where the people have turned a feared predator into a revered asset. We join an expedition of beluga biologists who are monitoring the migration patters of these ice dependent whales. Underlying all these stories are the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted over thousands of years to this land of ice and snow.
Plunge into an underwater feeding frenzy, an epic struggle for survival where whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and billions of fish collide with mankind during one of nature’s greatest migration spectacles. Filmed off the Wild Coast of South Africa and set to the rhythm of the local people, Wild Ocean reveals the economic and cultural impact of the ocean while celebrating the communal efforts to protect our invaluable marine resources.
Come with us on a spectacular 3D ride across, over, and through the magical realms of the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa.
Our guide through this enchanted kingdom is the sorcerer itself – water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures.
On the journey through the magical realms of Africa, we’ll discover the fascinating secrets of this enchanted kingdom. How spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.
It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period: the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. Through the most ambitious CGI, we experience that world and meet an incredible variety of dinosaurs, most of whom have never been seen on the big screen before. They’re fighting, feeding, migrating, playing, hunting, just like scenes from a real wildlife film, but shot 70 million years ago. Science can take us so far but the evidence is incomplete. So how much do we know and how can we build on that with deduction and imagination to create a truly believable and life-like prehistoric world? In an elegant graphic world, we explore the complete picture of the dinosaurs’ world, but visually from the bones up, through answers to a series of ever more fascinating questions. The things you really want to know about dinosaurs.
In 1990, deep in the badlands of South Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the bones of a monster. Forty feet long and weighing several tons, the fossil skeleton was assembled and rebuilt into the largest, most complete T. rex ever discovered. Named Sue, this majestic icon of the dinosaurs has captured the imaginations of millions of museum visitors over the years. But her full story has yet to be told … until now.
Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE traces the life of one of the most feared predators of the Cretaceous. Join scientists as they decipher fossil clues to piece together the lifelong struggles, from nest to death, of this famous tyrannosaurus. Witness her life events unfold, including an epic battle with a Triceratops, in a world where the only rule is eat or be eaten.
Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE is a high-drama science adventure you won’t soon forget. After 67 million years, Sue is about to awaken — in roaring, bone-crunching, in your face, 3-D!
Turtle Reef 3D is a new emotionally inspiring story that explores the intimacies of the relationships between creatures on a coral reef in Hawaii during a 24-hour period. Explore the dynamic relationships and lifelong partnerships formed on coral reefs featuring the Hawaiian Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Endangered by overfishing, these turtles were brought to the brink of extinction before legislation in 1978 protected them. Today, the Hawaiian population is recovering, but in many other places elsewhere in the world, turtles face a grim future. Discover how closely the rhythm of their lives, their struggles, and their partnerships parallel our own. Turtle Reef is a new film from the award-winning team that produced the giant-screen Ocean Oasis.
Titans of the Ice Age transports viewers to the beautiful and otherwordly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the giant 3D canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, a time when humans shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts.
Come on an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West.
From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.
Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences will be transported in a very intimate way into another world. Visual effects will enhance the audience’s perception of scale as multi-layered backgrounds exaggerate the sense of miniaturization. Viewers will never see our planet the same way again.