Hurricane 3D Coming Soon on IMAX Screens
HURRICANE 3D is a giant screen documentary film produced by Ouragan Films and distributed by nWave Pictures. The 40- minute film will be screened in October 2016 at the Giant Screen Cinema Association Conference in Toronto.
HURRICANE is the journey of a weather system, fuelled by a force so powerful that it was revered as a deity by ancient civilizations. From a sudden howling sand storm in Senegal heralding the coming monsoon, the winds transform over the Atlantic Ocean into a raging monster five hundred miles across. Ships are tossed on growing ocean swells, and the violent winds and torrential rains of hurricane Lucy crash into the rainforests of the Caribbean before causing immense storm surges in the Gulf of Mexico.
HURRICANE follows meteorologists and emergency crews as they battle to predict the storm’s path, while those in harm’s way prepare for the worst. Meanwhile, NASA’s satellites and hurricane tracking aircraft capture the enormity of the storm. We see the environmental impact on coral reefs, agriculture and wildlife as the Category 4 hurricane engulfs the region. But once the damage is cleared, the regenerative power of nature is captured as we witness the rebirth of a rainforest and the return of its hardiest creatures.
The video (2D) trailer is here.
HURRICANE is a 3D production, filmed on location over a five-year period. The film will be released in giant screen cinemas worldwide, beginning October 2016 and is available to IMAX® theaters and DCIcompliant digital cinemas. Available formats include: 3D and 2D – 4K/2K digital, IMAX® digital and IMAX® laser.
Encompassing two hundred and eighty days of shooting in twelve countries, and almost a year of research and development for the specialized camera system, making the film was an adventure in itself. HURRICANE was a long and ambitious project that began with the challenging desire to make a film about something invisible…the wind.
About Ouragan Films
Ouragan Films is the Marseille-based sister company of Saint Thomas Productions, specializing in blue chip wildlife and scientific films for more than 20 years. The company produces feature length, theatrical projects both fiction and documentary.