Harrison Ford Narrates ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes,’ to Be Released by National Geographic Studios to Giant Screen, Digital, IMAX® and Museum Cinemas Worldwide


National Geographic Studios has acquired the global theatrical rights to the film “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” which takes audiences on an epic journey through 18 countries and across all seven continents as it presents a unique perspective on how the airplane has changed the world. It will be available to 15/70 flat and dome film screens and to all digital screens when it is released worldwide on April 10, 2015.

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), “Living in the Age of Airplanes” is narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford and features an original score by Academy Award®-winning composer and pilot James Horner (“Avatar,” “Titanic”). The film was shot in 95 locations around the globe, from remote places like the South Pole and the Maldives to historically significant sites of ancient civilizations. The narrative weaves together the profound ways that aviation has transformed our lives, connecting countries and cultures while expanding horizons and minds.

“Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” said Terwilliger. “Yet practically overnight, our perception of crossing continents and oceans at 500 mph has turned from fascination to frustration. I want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.”

“‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ is the perfect film for National Geographic,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Studios. “Its visuals are breathtaking, it tells an amazing story and will engage audiences on a variety of levels, from adventure to geography to exploration and more, which aligns completely with National Geographic’s mission to inspire, illuminate and teach.”
With a mission to inspire, illuminate and teach, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. The member-supported Society, which believes in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world, reaches over 600 million people each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 research, conservation and exploration projects, and its education programs promote geographic literacy. National Geographic Studios is the video/film production arm of the Society, which creates research-based television, film and digital entertainment content.
Terwilliger Productions is an independent production company based in Los Angeles that produces high-quality, thought-provoking films. The company is best known for the aviation documentary “One Six Right,” a film that celebrates local airports as unsung heroes, which was distributed worldwide.

Aviation Film Seeks To Grow The Pilot Population

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Jason Schappert, a flight instructor and founder of the online ground school MzeroA.com, is producing a documentary feature film about pilots who haven’t flown in years taking to the skies again called “Flying Again,” and has turned to crowd funding giant KickStarter to raise funds.

The short period fund raising project started this Monday and has already raised half their initial funding goal of $20,000.

“Flying Again is a film that any aviation enthusiast would enjoy,” said Schappert.

The film crew is seeking funding to pay for the computing power needed to edit the 4k footage, and to pay for gear rentals so they can film with professional cinema cameras and stabilization so they can film from a second aircraft while completing training of the documentary subjects.

Schappert is the author of eight industry best selling books, and is writing a companion book called “Help! I haven’t flown in years!” to help guide rusty pilots back into the sky.

Sponsorship rewards include a three year membership to their online ground school, a $5,200 value for a $750 sponsorship, or a day of flying with Schappert to beautiful Cedar Key, Florida, an island with a 2,000 foot water surrounded runway.

“We want to wow the viewers with beautiful aerial footage, but the film is about realizing dreams,” said John Ellis, the director of the film.

“The emotional core of the film is the pilots, and their stories. Each of them has stopped flying for some reason. Life, money, family can all get in the way. But each of them dreamed of being at the controls every time they saw a plane fly overhead,” Ellis said.

“I totally understand it,” Schappert said. “We’re out to get those rusty pilots back in the cockpit and start growing our pilot population.”

To learn more about this film project visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mzeroa/flying-again-a-pilots-journey-back-to-proficiency or to learn more about their online ground school visit MzeroA.com.