RELEASE: TV

Journey into Amazing Caves
2001
39

Follow two accomplished female cavers as they descend deep inside treacherous and beautiful ice caves in Greenland, underwater labyrinths in Mexico’s steamy Yucutan Peninsula and twisted caverns within the walls of the Grand Canyon.

Issey Miyake: Design for Feel
2015
59

A piece of cloth folded like origami transforms into a three-dimensional designer outfit when spread out.  Master fashion designer Issey Miyake has been taking the fashion world by storm for decades with innovative creations that have redefined the Western concept of clothing.  Miyake, now in his 70’s, is filled with more ideas than ever before.  This documentary closely follows Miyake in the creative process of a new series of “origami-like” designs based on his concept of “A Piece of Cloth.”  Miyake and his young staff members are relentless in the pursuit of the designs that are beautiful when folded flat, and are attractive when worn dynamically.  Witness the passion, ambition and creative struggles of Miyake and his team, beginning with the planning right thru to the completion of his new collection.

Island Adventure
1996
42

(AKA Reunion Magique)

A journey through the most inaccessible and amazing places of a volcanic island.  Three characters are looking for a “missing photographer,” confronted with the wildest rainforest, giant waterfalls, and unexplored canyons, the adventurers end up right in the heart of a volcanic eruption.

Inside the Commons
2015
4 x 59 min

Michael Cockerell presents a major new four part series filmed over the course of a year in the House of Commons.  In this pioneering project by Atlantic Productions, camera crews are given unparalleled access to areas normally forbidden to the public and reveal the hidden workings of this iconic institution.  Traveling deep inside the corridors of the Palace of Westminster, this series reveals what really went on behind the scenes during a remarkable year in politics in the run up to one of the most unpredictable general elections in British history.

Inside the Commons follows Ministers and MPs high and low as they seek to navigate the machinery of the House, to make laws and fight their constituents’ battles.  The series also introduces the nation to the people who keep the Commons working: from the keeper of Big Ben and the Hawker responsible for keeping pigeons off the 19th century stonework to the gospel-singing tea lady of the Members’ Tea Room.  From crumbling stonework to leaky roofs, the series shows the challenges faced as staff strive to keep the country’s most iconic and historic building functioning as a modern parliament.

Inner Earth
2011
24

Their landscapes and ecosystems are as diverse as the planets which align our solar system.  Travel around the world to explore this mysterious, and still vastly uncharted, subterranean world.

Audiences will uncover an abundance of natural, ecological, and archaeological jewels which lay hidden within the world’s deepest, darkest, and most astonishing caves.  Embark on the adventure of a lifetime through tight passageways, down deep vertical shafts, and across searing cavern floors.  Journey from the watery Caves Branch of Belize to the frozen kingdom of Eisriesenwelt — from the gargantuan Sotano De Las Golondrinas to the indignant fires of the Hawaiian Lava Tubes.  From mystical Mayan ruins, to awe-inspiring crystalline chambers, viewers will witness a collection of natural wonders as far as the eye can see – all in a world apart from our own.

India: Kingdom of the Tiger
2002
42

Follow in the footsteps of Jim Corbett, the famed English hunter-naturalist, as he races to save an Indian village from the terror of a man-eating tiger.  Along his journey he expresses his passion for tigers and explores the issues of tiger conservation.  The film is also a historical epic depicting India from 1910 to the modern era.  Starring critically acclaimed Indian actress Smriti Mishra and Christopher Heyerdahi.

In Tune with Time: Watchmaker Masahiro Kikuno
2015
52

An “independent watchmaker” is a watch craftsperson creating works of art based on his/her own ideals without belonging to any corporation.  Among these watchmakers, Masahiro Kikuno is one that has been receiving attention for his extremely unique work that highlights traditional Japanese culture.  Now, Kikuno is aiming to recreate an ultimate timepiece into a wristwatch.  It is based on a “temporal hour clock” made by a Japanese master craftsman in 1851, which divides the time between sunrise and sunset into six equal parts.  As the length of the day varies with the season, the length of the temporal hours changes by season.  The complex and exquisite automaton clock consists of more than 1000 parts.  The documentary closely follows Kikuno’s amazing creative activity of translating the same system into a small wrist watch.

Enjoy the exquisite world of traditional Japanese craftsmanship in stunning ultra-high-definition 4K images.

In Love with the Samurai Sword
2014
49

Samurai swords have served as lethal weapons but also as objects of sacred beauty in Japan.  Priced as high as $1 million, a sword’s beauty can only be revealed by the polishers who show its splendid temper patterns reflecting the sun, waves, and flowers.  But today, there are only 50 polishers left and that number is fast dwindling.

Master Sasaki is the only polisher to teach young protégés the ancient techniques.  Two rivals, Yuichi and Yuki, undergo a grueling and sometimes humorous apprenticeship, hoping to win the big contest that can make or break their future as an independent polisher.  Will the art of samurai swords stand a chance of being passed on for another thousand years?  Beautifully shot 4K images showcase the little-known world of Japanese sword polishers.

Iceland – On Top of the World
2016
52

Iceland – a unique land with an incomparable landscape and pleasantly euphoric inhabitants.

This documentary is a scenic expedition through majestic volcanoes, seething geysers, powerful waterfalls, threatening fjords, and almighty glaciers.  Hardly any other country offers such a variety of spectacular forces of nature!  But not only that, this island offers its people a bout of freedom and equality that puts it on the list as the number one place to visit.  With an extremely low mortality rate, high life expectancy and stellar incomes it is giving Disney land stiff competition as the happiest place on earth.  While chalked full of excitement and good cheer, this documentary will give you an insight into how it can be that the people of a small, distant island with only a fraction of sunlight in some months can be happier than the people in sun-blessed Italy and Spain.

Ibiza – Chill-Out Paradise
2014
90, 37

Ibiza features more than just the world famous crazy party island in Europe’s Mediterranean Sea: The film leads through a fascinating journey to beautiful beaches, pristine nature, exclusive ocean view clubs and mythic hippie culture.

Impressions of the vibrant old town, neighbour island Formenterra and many aerial views show images that magically attract the rich and famous, VIPs & freaks of our planet.

18 high class Chillout- and Beach House Classics represent the perfect soundtrack to an inspiring, timeless masterpiece that no scene insider can resist.

Hurricane: The Anatomy
2015
3 x 52 min

Hurricanes are the strongest storms on earth.  They can inflict losses of billions of dollars and thousands of lives.  Beyond the hype that surrounds these dangerous events, are stories of significance to society, nature and the future.  Collaboration with world-class scientists sheds new light on this lethal phenomenon.  Thanks to dedicated film crews standing in the path of hurricane landfall, such as Sandy and Isaac, this series explore in full detail these severe storms, revealing how they shape our planet, sometimes provide new opportunities for life but also threaten our future.

Hurricane on the Bayou
2006
42

Hurricane on the Bayou takes viewers on a breathtaking tour of one of the most vibrant places in America, the Louisiana bayou and the city of New Orleans, a place overflowing with life, music and natural beauty.  Here, in the region’s bountiful coastal wetlands, alligators, humans, and other wildlife have lived in harmony for centuries.

Humpback Whales
2015
39

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.  Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and take care of their young.  Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery.  Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year.

Horses
2006
40

(AKA Ride Around the World)

The film explores a thriving global culture that has helped shape Western civilization for a thousand years.  The film transports viewers to Morocco, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Patagonia, Texas, and Canada, to ride with exotic horse-and-cattle peoples in an active, educational giant screen experience they’ll never forget.

Holy Moly
2009
3

Holy Moly is a short animation about moles enjoying 3D entertainment.  A mole takes it on himself to create a handcrafted stereoscopic experience for his friends by faking the effect in various movie-like scenarios only to meet his and their doom when an actual boulder squashes them while thinking it’s part of the show.

Hearst Castle: Building the Dream
1996
39

High above the majestic central California coast rises an enchanted castle, a special place created from the dreams of one man, William Randolph Hearst.  His vision was inspired by his many trips to Europe’s finest castles.  From this unique blend of European influence rose an architectural masterpiece which Hearst furnished with priceless art treasures from around the world.  Hearst Castle: Building the Dream will captivate audiences with Europe’s spectacular architectural wonders, the foundation for the dream that became Hearst Castle.

Greece: Secrets of the Past
2006
45

Greece: Secrets of the Past features the beauty and grandeur of an ancient civilization.  The birthplace of democracy comes alive through an exciting archaeological adventure.  Explore the majesty of Greece’s islands and witness The Parthenon brought back to its original glory through amazing leading-edge computer-generated images.

Great White Shark
2013
40, 24, 12

Misrepresented, maligned, and on the verge of extinction, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear.  Great White Shark will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.

Great North
2000
41

The film reveals the Far North as you have never experienced it: the stories and music of the people, the Inuit and the Saami, who live on the roof of the world in Canada and Sweden.  At the heart of their lives are the caribou and the reindeer whose remarkable journey reveals the majestic Arctic landscape.

Global Child
2016
10 x 30 min

Global Child‘s host Augusto uses social media to connect to amazing people as he explores the world, sharing inspiration through incredible adventures.  In each episode, Augusto explores an uplifting life lesson by unwrapping it through new friends as they share adventure, laughter, spirituality, and exploration.  The audience will not only learn about Augusto’s experiences, but also how to use social media to discover all those incredible adventures themselves.

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