November 20, 2018—SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment is partnering with MacGillivray Freeman Films to deliver three exclusive new flying films in 2019 for the Vertical 4D Experience™, SimEx-Iwerks’ latest theater attraction that simulates the sensation of flying. Flying Across America will be available this spring, followed by the summer release of Flying Around The World and a fall release of Flying Wild. Each film will be exclusively distributed by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. SimEx-Iwerks and MacGillivray Freeman will also collaborate in producing custom Vertical 4D Experiences.
MacGillivray Freeman has an impressive record of delivering successful film content surpassing $1 billion in box office sales, over 35 giant-screen films produced, two Academy Award® nominations and the highest-grossing documentary of 2016, National Parks Adventure.
“We are storytellers,” says Shaun MacGillivray, President, MacGillivray Freeman Films. “When SimEx-Iwerks shared their new Vertical 4D Experience™ design, we knew we could deliver pristine aerial films that could complement the ride technology to capture the true feeling of having wings.”
SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, a world-leader in cinematic experiences, recently unveiled the Vertical 4D Experience™, a unique design for a high-impact flying experience that is cost-effective, easy-to-maintain and safe. Immersed in a giant screen, 2D or 3D environment with a patented thrust capability, three degrees of freedom and a full arsenal of special effects.
The Vertical 4D Experience™ authentically creates the full sensation of flight or deep sea exploration. Theaters are scalable from 30-100 seats with 2 or 3 tiers of seating.
Photographed (left to right): President and CEO of SimEx-Iwerks Michael Needham, Executive Vice President of SimEx-Iwerks Shiori Sudo, President of MacGillivray Freeman Films Shaun MacGillivray and Senior Vice President, Licensing and Distribution of SimEx-Iwerks Mike Freuh at 2018 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.