A scientific exploration into some of the world’s most remote, unexplored caves, Journey Into Amazing Caves follows the story of two cavers, Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach, as they search for extreme living organisms in the ice caves of Greenland, the underwater caves of the Yucatan Peninsula, and the earth caves of the Little Grand Canyon. Journey Into Amazing Caves is the third in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ Great Adventure Film series.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Date Released:
    March 2001
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
    Produced and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with the Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Stephen Judson, Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore
  • Director:  Stephen Judson
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Jack Stephens
  • Cinematography: Brad Ohlund (DOP), Greg MacGillivray, Gordon Brown, Wes Skiles (underwater DOP), Howard Hall
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Steve Wood. Featuring music and original song by The Moody Blues.
  • Editor: Stephen Judson
  • Narrator: Liam Neeson
  • Other Credits: Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation and the Endeavors Group
  • Sponsors:


  • Adventure
  • Documentary
  • Geology
  • Nature




  • Best Soundtrack (presented to the Moody Blues and Steve Wood), Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA), 2002
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor, Giant Screen Theater Association, 2001
  • Merit Award for Excellent Cinematography, International Wildlife Film  Festival
  • Gold World Medal, New York Festivals, 2001
  • Silver Screen Award, U.S. International Film & Video Awards, 2002
  • Silver Statuette, Telly Awards, 2002
  • Gold Special Jury Award, WorldFest-Houston, 2002
  • Intermedia-Globe Gold, World Media Festival, 2002
  • Bronze Plaque (Nature & Wildlife category) and Certificate of Excellence in Media Print (Press Kit and Teacher’s Guide), The Columbus International Film & Video Festival
  • Silver Hugo, International Communications Film & Video Competition
  • Golden Eagle Award (Documentary Feature), CINE 2002

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