August 21, 2016—Giant Screen Films and BBC Earth are pleased to announce that Earthflight, a coproduction of John Downer Productions and BBC Earth, will soar into theaters worldwide this September. Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art 3D cameras deliver the reality of flight as we join a variety of different avian species on their seasonal journeys. The film marks the fourth giant screen release by BBC and GSF, and garnered very high marks at its industry premiere at the GSF Film Forum in June. The Earthflight trailer and poster were revealed this week and are available for download by preleasing theaters.

Earthflight is as much a film about the sensation of flying as it is about the remarkable behavior and migrations of birds. As such it is perfectly suited to giant screen and 3D cinemas, the ultimate medium for soaring aerials and spectacular POV immersion,” said Neil Nightingale, Executive Producer of Earthflight and Creative Director for BBC Earth. “As you fly over some of the most stunning landscapes and landmarks the planet has to offer, you actually feel as though you are up amongst the clouds with the birds. It’s a sensation that humans as land dwellers have always yearned to experience, and through the power of new cinema technology it’s now accessible to all.” 

“We’re very excited about Earthflight and the industry is too,” said Don Kempf, CEO of Giant Screen Films. “In many ways, our theater partners really helped to shape this film at our Forum workshops over the past three years, from early rough-cut screenings through the post-production process and final cut. The result is a polished film with a great story – tailor-made for the giant screen. It was no surprise when everyone was buzzing about it at our Forum event in June. I think the film is going to be a great success.”

Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Blue Jasmine) Earthflight is available in all digital formats. Leases are available now.


Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaborations and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. 


BBC Earth is a global factual brand which seeks to inspire audiences in the UK and worldwide with the most incredible sights, stories and characters from the natural world. Commercially and internationally the brand is managed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Since launch the brand has grown across multiple platforms including branded blocks on television, live events, social media, visitor attractions, theatric releases for cinema and giant screen films and online on From 2015 the BBC Earth brand will launch new channels internationally that will be dedicated to bringing audiences premium factual content. 


Source: Giant Screen Films