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Simex-Iwerks partners with MacGillivray Freeman Films on exclusive flying theater films


SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment is partnering with MacGillivray Freeman Films to deliver three exclusive new flying films in 2019 for the Vertical 4D Experience, SimEx-Iwerks’ latest theater attraction that simulates the sensation of flying.  Flying Across America will be available this spring, followed by the summer release of Flying Around The World and a fall release of Flying Wild. Each film will be exclusively distributed by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. SimEx-Iwerks and MacGillivray Freeman will also collaborate in producing custom Vertical 4D Experiences.

MacGillivray Freeman has an impressive record of delivering successful film content surpassing $1 billion in box office sales, over 35 giant-screen films produced, two Academy Award® nominations and the highest-grossing documentary of 2016, National Parks Adventure.

“We are storytellers,” says Shaun MacGillivray, President, MacGillivray Freeman Films. “When SimEx-Iwerks shared their new Vertical 4D Experience design, we knew we could deliver pristine aerial films that could complement the ride technology to capture the true feeling of having wings.”

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, a world-leader in cinematic experiences, recently unveiled The Vertical 4D Experience, a unique design for a high-impact flying experience that is cost-effective, easy-to-maintain and safe. Immersed in a giant screen, 2D or 3D environment with a patented thrust capability, three degrees of freedom and a full arsenal of special effects. The Vertical 4D Experience authentically creates the full sensation of flight or deep sea exploration. Theaters are scalable from 30-100 seats with 2 or 3 tiers of seating.

“We have been developing this breakthrough in 4D technology for three years,” said Michael Needham, President and CEO, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. “We are proud to have introduced our Vertical 4D Experience at our Booth during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando.”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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