Stormchasers is a tale of scientific discovery and natural wonder that takes audiences on a journey around the planet to encounter the origins of the earth’s weather patterns, to experience our most extreme storms–monsoons, hurricanes, and tornadoes–and to witness scientists who study and predict weather events.
Using a combination of conventional IMAX documentary filmmaking methods, computer animation, and unique photography, the film depicts the intricate relationship between the drama of nature and our efforts to pursue the systematic understanding of the natural world.
Length: 38:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1995
  • Date Released:
    September 1995
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, Dome-customized 15/70
  • Distributor:

    MacGillivray Freeman Films

  • Produced By:
    Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films, the Museum Film Network, and NOVA/WGBH Boston
  • Executive Producer: Jeffrey Kirsch, Paula Apsell
  • Producer: Greg MacGillivray
  • Director:  Greg MacGillivray
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Mark Olshaker
  • Cinematography: Greg MacGillivray, Brah Ohlund, Timothy Housel
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Patrick Williams
  • Editor: Stephen Judson
  • Narrator: Hal Holbrook
  • Other Credits: Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation
  • Sponsors:


  • Documentary
  • Meteorology
  • Natural Disasters



  • Gold Award, The Worldfest Houston.
  • Gold Camera Award, U.S. International Film & Video Festival.

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