The first IMAX HD release, Momentum was shot and projected at 48 frames-per-second, twice the normal film speed. The process resulted in a richer, clearer image and allowed filmmakers to create spectacular visual effects by moving the camera at high speeds without blurring or strobing. A sweeping tribute to Canada’s stunning geography and rich cultural heritage, Momentum premiered at Expo ’92 in Seville. The audience goes head-to-head with an icebreaker, plunges down a twisting mountain gorge, soars through the clouds in the nosecone of a jet, and speeds along with a dog team across a frozen arctic lake.

Length: 20:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1992
  • Date Released:
    April 1992
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Big Films Inc.

  • Produced By:
  • Executive Producer: Colin Neale
  • Producer: Mark Zannis
  • Director:  Colin Low, Tony Ianzelo
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: Ernest McNabb
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Eldon Rathburn
  • Editor: Michael McKennirey
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Adventure
  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Short



Film Facts

Momentum was seen by over 18 million visitors to the Canadian Pavilion at the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville, Spain.