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 sustaining wildlife. From the herds of bison that still roam the Great Plains to the vital honeybees that pollinate our crops and especially for the millions of magnificent birds that migrate along these “flyways.”

Wings Over Water tells the story of the epic journeys of three amazing bird families – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors.

Audiences will be captivated by the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable creatures that defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities and forests as they head home to raise their young.

Length: 44:00, 25:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2022
  • Date Released:

    January 2022

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital, DCI-compliant Laser, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, D3D/Christie Cinedome, ESX Dome, Fulldome, IMAX Dome with Laser
  • Distributor:

    SK Films

  • Produced By:

    Dorsey Pictures, Archipelago Films

  • Executive Producer: Chris Dorsey, Charlie Potter
  • Producer: Andrew Young, Susan Todd, Diane Roberts
  • Director:  Andrew Young
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Wendy MacKeigan, Alex Mifflin
  • Cinematography: Andrew Young, Michael Male, and Neil Rettig
  • Sound Editor: 

    Brian Eimer, ImagesInSound

  • Visual Effects: Switch VFX, Machineyes, Mechanism Digital Inc., Post Café, and VFX Study
  • Music/Score:  Gil Talmi
  • Editor: Beth Speigel
  • Narrator: Michael Keaton
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors: Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited Canada, National Audubon Society




  • Best Film-Short Subject, GSCA Achievement Awards, 2022
  • Best Film for Lifelong Learning, GSCA Achievement Awards, 2022
  • Best Cinematography, GSCA Achievement Awards, 2022
  • Best Sound Design, GSCA Achievement Awards, 2022
  • Best Visual Effects, GSCA Achievement Awards, 2022
  • Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor, 2022

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