TV / ANCILLARY

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
USA – A West Coast Journey in 4K
2014
70

USA – A West Coast Journey presents the most exciting and picturesque places of place of the Western United States in stunning 4K resolution.

Explore over 40 amazing destinations in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado: From San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge to the pulsating night life of Las Vegas to the breath-taking natural wonders of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.  Filmed in Ultra HD resolution USA 4K – A West Coast Journey features spectacular aerial images, time-lapse cinematography and elaborate camerawork.

Vague à Lâme
52

Billabong Europe are stoked to announce the release of a new Billabong Adventure Division documentary film titled Vagues à l’âme (Waves of the Soul), produced by Vincent Kardasik and filmed entirely in 4K.  This documentary film traces the history of the A/Div and its highlights since its creation, telling the whole story and unseen background of their extreme expeditions.  United by the passion for big wave surfing, Benjamin Sanchis, Shane Dorian, and a bunch of friends have had the single objective of hunting and surfing the winter heaviest swells on the European coasts.  Over the last eight years and multiple expeditions to the world’s heaviest waves, the Billabong Adventure Division crew has been searching for the perfect wave.  Their efforts have yielded incredible imagery and historic rides such as Sancho surfing the biggest wave ever surfed in Nazaré in November 2014.  The documentary features never been seen before footage and behind the scenes action from some of surfing’s most memorable sessions.  The film is supported by XTreme Video, Monster, Nixon, and EQ.

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius
2009
39

Van Gogh leads viewers on a journey through the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career during which he painted more than 900 paintings.  Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen, a museum researcher, Peter, a film director, and Vincent van Gogh himself — Van Gogh follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Paris.  From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history.

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds
2004
47

They came from the North and soon the legend would say that they didn’t know fear.  For hundreds of years, they were another name for “terror.”  They were warriors, slavers, traders, explorers but also farmers, settlers, poets, loyal family members, and skilled craftsmen.  Vikings tells their story.

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
2003
45

Plunge into the ocean 12,000 feet deep for an unprecedented experience of this vast and little-explored dimension of our planet.  The film follows a team of scientists as they dive to research mysterious hydrothermal vents on the mid-ocean ridge.

Volcanoes: The Fires Within
2019
52

Volcanoes: The Fires Within will take audiences around the world with National Geographic photographer, Carsten Peter, to get dangerously close to volcanoes. Audiences will learn about how volcanoes have impacted humans for millennia — from continents, to ecosystems, to wildlife habitats.

Voyage Over Earth — Astonishing Image from Space
2015
52

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has filmed our planet and its surroundings for the very first time with a supersensitive 4K camera specially developed for space.  Voyage Over Earth presents astonishing views from space selected by Wakata himself — a fascinating, shimmering aurora in the sky above Alaska, magnificent flashes of lightning over the Australian continent, and the lights of Asia as they sparkle like jewels in the night.  Vivid images previously impossible to capture with conventional HD cameras appear before your very eyes.

Enjoy the unprecedented views from space as they expand outside the windows of the International Space Station, and feel your existence as a part of the universe.

Waking the T. Rex: The Story of Sue
2010
23

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!

Wild Australia: The Edge
1997
38

Rappel into a world of exotic creatures, beautiful and treacherous waterfalls, canyons, and underground rivers carved by streams as our modern bushwackers explore a natural wonderland as it was ninety million years ago.

Wild Bahamas
48
Wild California TV
2000
3 x 60 min

Three one-hour specials created from extra footage from the Giant Screen film Adventures in Wild California.  Aired in primetime on the Travel Channel network (U.S.), and on National Geographic, and Discovery TV networks in 40 countries worldwide.

Wild Ocean
2008
40, 20

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.

Wings of Life
2014
40

Our life on earth depends on a most unlikely love affair – one between flowers and the bees, butterflies, birds, and bats which enable plants to reproduce.  Wings of Life presents a close-up look at these unsung heroes of the world’s food chain.

Wolves
1999
40

Wolves tells the remarkable story of one of the world’s most tenacious species and our closest fellow predator.  The film follows these elusive subjects across remote landscapes in an effort to catch glimpses of a way of life known only to a handful of scientists.

Wonders of the Arctic
2014
42, 24

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.

World’s Coolest Volcanoes
2016
4 x 3 min

From the explosive Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea to the lava lakes of Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this series reveals a string of active volcanoes filmed before, during and after each eruption.  How do humans and animals deal with the planet’s geological upheavals?

Yellowstone
1994
32

Yellowstone showcases the spectacular beauty, dramatic geothermal activity, and wildlife unique to this region.  From the quintessential sunrise over the Grand Tetons, a river-running trip with the Hunt Party, to the brink of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and even down inside Old Faithful, this film captures moments and experiences that one does not encounter on a cursory visit to the park.

Yosemite Wild
2015
40, 12

Autumn has arrived in Yosemite Valley.  The iconic National Park, with its soaring granite walls and untamed wilderness is on fire.  The low humidity of autumn draws rock climbers from all over the world; and simultaneously exposes the fragility of the wild ecosystem.  Climbers band together to play in the park, and to act as responsible stewards to preserve its future.

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods
1996
37

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods makes it possible for viewers to explore the hidden recesses and dizzying heights of the canyon in breathtaking detail.  The immense panoramas filling the screen make viewers part of the journey to discover the real Zion Canyon and its treasures, as well as the treasures of other beautiful canyons of the Southwest.

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