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February 19, 2019—We are heartbroken to share
the news that Toni Myers passed away on Monday, February 18. A true pioneer and a visionary
filmmaker, Toni had been involved in the giant screen cinema industry since its
very beginning as editor, writer, producer, and director. Her astonishing,
multiple award-winning filmography shows remarkable breadth and includes A
Beautiful Planet (2016), Hubble 3D (2010), Under the Sea (2009), Deep Sea (2006), Space Station 3D (2002), Mission to Mir (1996), L5: First City in Space (1996), Destiny in Space (1994), Journey to the Planets (1993), Rolling Stones: At the Max (1991), Blue Planet (1990), The Dream Is Alive (1985), Hail Columbia! (1982), Nomads of the Deep (1979), Ocean (1977), and North
of Superior (1971), one of
the very first films made in the IMAX format.
February 11, 2019—Visionary and beloved filmmaker Toni Myers has been awarded the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest honors, and the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Award, given for contributions to further the mission of the U.S. space program. Toni's films have moved and inspired millions and taken us on so many remarkable journeys.
August 28, 2108—The Giant Screen Cinema
Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Toni Myers and Jonathan Barker
have been named recipients of the GSCA 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award. A visionary and pioneering
filmmaker, Toni Myers has graced the giant screen cinema industry since its
beginning as editor, writer, producer, director, and even sometimes narrator.
Jonathan Barker was a world leader in 3D film production and
distribution, specializing in IMAX®/giant screen films that combine human drama
and natural history discoveries. Both awards will be
presented during the GSCA Achievement Awards on Friday, September 21, at the
Westin Chattanooga as part of the annual GSCA International Conference and
November 2, 2016—Technicolor's Storyteller Series focuses on filmmakers, their careers, and their unique approaches to storytelling. The latest interview in the series features filmmaker Toni Meyers and the challenges of directing A Beautiful Planet. Watch the full Technicolor interview with Toni Myers here.
June 28, 2016—American Cinematographer interviewed James Neihouse, ASC, on how he trained astronauts to shoot footage from space for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. Click here to read the full article.
May 26, 2016—
Toni Myers is that rarity—a female Hollywood film director. But her medium is the IMAX blockbuster, and with her latest Jennifer Lawrence collaboration, A Beautiful Planet
, she hopes to inspire girls to become astronauts. Read the full inews.co.uk article about Toni Myers here.
April 29, 2016—To capture images of the planet for the new IMAX film A Beautiful Planet, as well as the daily lives of the astronaut teams stationed at the ISS, crews rocketed into Earth’s orbit and joined the space station with a digital 4K Canon Cinema EOS C500 video camera and a Canon EOS-1D C DSLR, which they used to take still images and get video footage of specific points on the planet below. Using a semi-formal shot-list of specific earthly targets to capture, the astronauts kept in constant contact with Myers and cinematographer James Neihouse, who coordinated the shoot on the ground with three different ISS crews. Read the full article at Inverse.com.
February 22, 2016—A new IMAX 3D space movie promises to let you "experience Earth like never before." A Beautiful Planet, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, features footage of our home world as captured by astronauts on board the International Space Station. The movie, which was made in cooperation with NASA, will debut in large-format theaters on April 29. Read the full article from CollectSpace.com here.