June 19, 2020—SK Films, Dorsey Pictures, Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation and Archipelago Films announced today that Wings Over Water
, narrated by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, will release in IMAX and giant screen theaters in the spring of 2021.
As the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age, they left an astounding gift of connected rivers, lakes and wetlands across the heartland of North America. Today, these largely unknown water highways remain an oasis for wildlife, from the herds of bison that still roam part of the Great Plains to the vital honeybees that pollinate our crops and especially for millions of magnificent and intrepid birds that migrate along these “flyways.”
Wings Over Water
tells the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird species—the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck—with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. All of them depend on the Prairie Wetlands for their survival.
Audiences will be captivated by the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable birds that defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities, and forests as they head home to the prairies to raise their young.
Click here for "The North American 'Amazon' That You've Never Heard Of...and That Is In Peril," an article in Forbes about the prairie wetlands with behind-the-scenes information on the filming of Wings Over Water.
SK Films is an award-winning content provider and a global leader in the IMAX®/Giant Screen industry. SK works across various genres and platforms, including theatrical, television and digital media, with a special emphasis on creating high impact natural history and science related content. SK has a reputation as one of the most accomplished and respected producers and distributors supplying 3D, 2D and Dome product to IMAX and other Giant Screen theatres worldwide, with a mission to entertain and inspire audiences and immerse them in the awe and wonder of the world we live in. For more information, please visit www.SKFilms.ca
Dorsey Pictures is a full-service television production and marketing solutions company specializing in television programming suitable for cable, broadcast, broadband and video. Dorsey Pictures is the largest independent producer of the highest rated proprietary shows and retains that leadership position through an industry best business model that combines a unique combination of best-in-class creative and production services. http://www.dorseypictures.tv/
Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation
The film is executive produced by Charlie Potter, President & CEO of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, now celebrating more than a half-century of land stewardship and wildlife research. Tens of thousands of youngsters have learned to love the outdoors through hunter education safety, fishing excursions and conservation education programs led by the Foundation. The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation Research Center sits on 1,250 acres of hardwoods, prairies, lakes and streams, near the Fox River in Dundee, Illinois. https://www.mcgrawwildlife.org/
Archipelago Films is a production company created by Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Susan Todd and Andrew Young. Arise Media is the non-profit they formed to make innovative media about the most urgent social and environmental challenges facing the planet, and to inspire a new appreciation for our own interconnected role in nature. With a well-established track record of directing, producing and filming, for television, theatrical and now 3D IMAX®/Giant Screens, Archipelago and Arise aim to bring passionate and entertaining films to global audiences through the highest quality visual storytelling. For more information, please visit www.archipelagofilms.com
Source: SK Films