Documentary

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Antarctica’s Penguin Emperors
2014
37, 20

This family friendly film was shot on location in Antarctica, the southernmost region on the planet.  The story follows a colony of Emperor Penguins as they emerge from the sea and begin their long march sixty miles inland during the cold winter.  Presented in stunning 3D, this true-life tale will warm the hearts of audiences as they witness the hardships and sacrifices of these curious creatures in their fascinating triumph over the elements.

Barça Dreams
2015
62

Barça Dreams, is an emotional journey into the soul of the Club as explained through some of the most important figures in its 115 year history, from founder Joan Gamper through to Leo Messi, and including such legends as Kubala, Cruyff and Ronaldinho, all of whom are essential for understanding how the Club came to develop its own unique playing style, and one which has consistently been the focus of worldwide admiration.  The movie includes appearances by Leo Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué; former players and coaches in the form of Johan Cruyff, Louis van Gaal, Ronald Koeman, Gary Lineker, Carles Rexach, José Mari Bakero and Éric Abidal; basketball star Pau Gasol; historian Carles Santacana; and journalists Ramon Besa and Graham Hunter, among others.

Black Forest
45 x 2

Shot entirely in stereoscopic 3D, enter into this magical place filled with tales, myths, and inspiration; where the people are as enchanting as the land they inhabit with a rich culture steeped in traditions that has outlasted centuries.  From the gorges of the Wutachriver with its primeval meanderings to the “Sauschwaenzlebahn,” a masterpiece of ambition, courage and highly-skilled railroad engineering, to the abundance of palaces and castles, picturesque towns and canals, lakes and moors.  The Black Forest is a forest unlike any other.  Be Inspired.  Be enchanted.  Be spellbound.

Burma: Encounters in a Forgotten Country
58

An award-winning 3D ‘aerial adventure’ from hot air balloons that unveils the splendor and beauty of a mysterious land – Burma.  An international balloonist group first visited Myanmar in 1998.  Undeterred by critical press reports about the military regime, they wanted to get a bird’s-eye view of the country – to see for themselves what was actually going on.  They have been coming every year since, for the last thirteen years, and first encounters have turned into lasting friendships.

Conquest of the Skies
2015
40, 22 (Film); 50 (TV)

The ability to fly is one of the greatest wonders in the natural world.  Millions of creatures soar above our heads today, using a fabulous variety of techniques to defy gravity and master their aerial environment.  But how did animals make the incredible transition from land to air?

Conquest of the Skies uses the very latest science and stunning special effects to uncover the 300-million-year story of flight—and it’s not simply about birds.  Using advanced 3D filming technology we capture the beauty and excitement of the whole world of flying creatures, from the fastest predatory falcons to the most acrobatic of insects, night flyers like owls and bats, and the soaring and gliding specialists capable of traveling huge distances.  Audiences will enter the truly amazing world of these remarkable animal aviators, and leave the theater both stunned by the spectacle and thrilled by the story of how animals rose up and conquered the skies.

Dive!
2007
26, 14

Dive! is a stereoscopic 3D digital theater experience for aquariums, science and maritime museums that will inspire children and young adults to follow their sense of adventure and discovery.  This 22 minute high-definition 3D film combines computer graphics and live-action to literally take the audience along for the ride as a unique expedition of ‘Citizen Explorers’ voyage in submarines to the bottom of the ocean.

Drop: My Life Downhill
2012
58, 24

Drop takes a compelling and incredibly cinematic look inside the sport of professional downhill skateboarding and the lives of the top riders in the world.  Starring Mischo Erban, Martin Siegrist, Scott ‘Scoot’ Smith, Erik Lundberg, Kevin Reimer, James Kelly, Louis Pilloni, and Noah Sakamoto, the film blends epic mountain freeriding, spectacular race action, and a narrative story taken directly from the riders themselves.

Fascinating India
2013
91, 45 x 2

A fascinating journey to the motherland of spirituality: India – an ancient civilization, mythical and mysterious, infinitely rich in tradition, architecture, culture, and religion.

Fascinating India spreads an impressive panorama of India’s historical and contemporary world.  The film presents the most important cities, royal residences, and temple precincts.  It follows the trail of different religious denominations which have influenced India up to the present day.

The film deals with the highlights of everyday life in India.  In Varanasi, people burn their dead to ashes.  At the Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious gathering of the world, 35 million pilgrims bathe in holy River Ganges.  This is the first time India is presented in such an alluring and engaging manner on screen.

Fire Ants: The Invincible Army
48

For more than 80 years, fire ants have raged havoc across the United States, racking up six billion dollars every year in crop damage, equipment repair, and pest control.  They have conquered more than 320 million acres in 13 U.S. states and killed at least 80 people.  Embolden, they march on to conquer the world … Now, scientists are cracking the ants’ ancient secrets to success, enlisting crime scene forensics to track it, and breeding winged assassins to hunt them down.  Directed by Award-winning filmmaker Michael Watchulonis and shot in stunning 3D macro photography – you will never look at an ant the same way again.

Flower Power
2012
22

They are everywhere.  Flowers by the billions.  They drink, move, compete and some even eat bugs.  A brilliantly colorful and bright adventure through the science of flowers.  You will fly over some of the world’s largest flower fields and see how this amazing life-form covers our fields and gardens while simultaneously cleaning our air and tickling our senses.

Fuzzy Baby Animals
2010
22

Fuzzy Baby Animals is a 20 minute 3D documentary which features an assortment of animals in cute, cuddly, infant form.  Spectacular visuals are coupled with furry little critters to create a riveting, heart-melting picture the entire family will enjoy.

Glimpse: Into the Art Of…
2012
22

From guitar makers to beer brewers, Glimpse takes us on an eye-opening journey through the world of modern manufacturing.  Glimpse is a multi-part documentary television series that uses state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology to reveal how common everyday items are made.  Each half hour show has three to four main segments and features information about the specific companies included within each episode.

Hurricane: The Anatomy
2015
52 x 3

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.

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.

MicroWorlds
2010
19

With each new day, we engage in rituals that we’ve developed through instinct and years of routine.  Because we have repeated the patterns so many times, we can succumb to a dulled awareness of our surroundings.  It is easy to become unaware that these daily patterns and routines are repeated on every scale in nature and in the lives of all creatures.  All around us there is drama that is constantly unfolding, unseen — paralleling our own rituals, struggles and triumphs.  Every organism plays a role and adds a unique contribution.  There is a certain uniformity in nature’s complexity and our existence is truly a series of interconnected events.

Ocean Voyagers
2011
72, 45, 24

Ocean Voyagers explores the familiar themes of motherhood and parenting in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking.  Featuring a precocious newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40 ton mother, we are taken on a journey of discovery into their world.

Spirit of Bangkok
68

Thailand’s capital has been developing rapidly in the last three decades.  The small village it once was has now been replaced with a bustling megacity of around 12 million inhabitants.  Between all the traffic, imposing high-rise buildings, and shopping malls, there is still a unique flair: thousands of small food places, Buddhist monasteries and shrines, Thai-boxing schools, and typical water markets – all of which reflect the fascinating Spirit of Bangkok.

The film Spirit of Bangkok has been shot in stereoscopic 3D which takes the viewer straight into the chaotic splendor of life in Bangkok, a colourful, ‘sanuk’ and vibrant city that never sleeps.

The Bachelor King
2011
75, 56, 50

Stunning 3D cinematography takes us into an extraordinary, sub-Antarctic island, home to majestic albatrosses, brawling fur seals and six million penguins. It’s a world away from human existence; but yet our hero’s struggle is familiar to us all, young and old alike.

After three years out on the open ocean, our bachelor returns to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City.  On this densely-packed island, he looks to establish himself and find a mate. What follows is the most challenging time of his life.  He must grow up fast to survive and raise chicks of his own.

Once he meets the penguin of his dreams, the two of them embark upon raising a family.  Having witnessed his chick hatch, the parents work together to feed it, teach it, keep it warm against the harsh sub-Antarctic weather and protect it through its first danger-filled year.  But with predators in the sky, the land, and the water, tragedy could lie around every corner.  In the face of all these challenges, our king must persevere.

The Bachelor King‘s story is often comic, sometimes tragic, and ultimately triumphant; a rite of passage set within one of the earth’s last great wildernesses.

The Extreme Nature of Bats
2010
24

The Extreme Nature of Bats is a 3D science film that explores not only the truths but the myths and dark legends that have been associated with bats for hundreds of years. Through the (sometimes frightening) wonders of digital 3D technology, audiences will learn that bats are unique and interesting animals; but, because of fear and misconceptions throughout history, they are also one of the most misunderstood animals in the world. There are close to 1,000 species of bats worldwide and they comprise more than one-fifth of all the mammals in the world. The film examines how bats are unique in the animal kingdom because they are the only mammals to have evolved true flight.

The Physics of Surfing
2010
24

Unlike other surfing documentaries, The Physics of Surfing is a 24-minute educational film that uncovers the physical science of ocean waves and the art of surfing.  In this captivating presentation, the filmmakers explore how energy moves through water, building and combining its force, traveling thousands of miles over the course of weeks until the ocean floor underneath disrupts the wave’s formation and causes it to pitch up and collapse.  The film also investigates the science behind various surfing styles and how surfers instinctively address such notions of gravity and buoyancy while using the energy of motion to ride waves.