FILM STUDIO

K2 Communications operates as an IMAX® format film studio, handling funding, production oversight, distribution and marketing for IMAX® format theatrical releases in the realm of branded (sponsor integrated) programming.

 

3D Sun (2007)
From Earth we cannot look at the Sun with our human eyes. This 3D Sun odyssey gives audiences a chance to see the Sun up close in startling 3D; stand above the arctic circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth; take a ride on a solar blast from Sun's surface to Earth's magnetosphere and come to a deeper understanding of what this vast sea of fire means to life here on Earth. Produced by Melrae Pictures.

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Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea (2016)
The mission to protect and defend the world's oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet. With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for IMAX® and other giant screen theaters.



Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004)
Fighter Pilot takes us inside Red Flag, the "doctorate" of Air Force combat training. We meet the participants, from the seasoned commanders to the young crew chiefs preparing their planes on the flight line. We fly with combat veterans and Blue-4 rookie pilots who are getting their first taste of combat. We experience advanced aerospace capabilities, including reconnaissance, navigation, communication, missile warning and weather. Through sight and sound we accurately depict Red Flag as an exercise unsurpassed in its ability to create a true atmosphere of war.

Released in December 2004, Fighter Pilot has shown in over 100 venues worldwide, and has already played to an audience of over 150 million with over one million tickets sold at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum IMAX alone. For theater distribution info, please contact mark_kresser@k2communications.com.

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Journey to Space (2015)
In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop ... Mars!

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Legends of Flight (2010)
In the hundred-year-plus history of aviation, truly radical new aircraft designs come along only once in a generation. Since the introduction of the wide bodies of the late 1960s and early 1970s (followed by the Boeing 777 in 1994), there have been no truly "game changing" new passenger airliner designs until now, with the development of the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Through the eyes of chief test pilot Mike Carriker, a legendary contemporary pilot who is flight rated in more than 100 airplanes, we will see how a century of aviation trial and error, and some of the seminal airplanes of the 20th century influenced the design of the Dreamliner. The audience will be thrilled with the flight of these legendary airplanes in some of the most breathtaking sequences ever seen on giant (IMAX®) theater screens. Theater-goers will be there for all the important milestones at the dawn of a new era in commercial aviation. They will see the first public flight of the massive, but super efficient Airbus A380 at the 2007 Paris Air Show and the first flight of the smaller, even more efficient 787, the first-ever carbon fiber airliner that made its maiden flight in 2009.

Legends of Flight will also give audiences an insider's view of how a modern aircraft is built, and make them privy to the manufacturing challenges and incredible financial risks companies assume when they embark on radical new designs.

In the end, this unique cinematic experience shows how the 787 might affect the next 100 years of aeronautical design.

Produced and directed by Stephen Low, in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the film will engage all who have an interest in flight, regardless of age or gender.

The film opens in IMAX® and other Giant Screen theaters June 11, 2010.

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Rescue 3D (2011)
Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. Behind the scenes, the film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action. When an earthquake strikes Haiti, creating one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century, the audience is swept along, joining with the massive effort that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world. Rescue is a journey of real-world disaster and emergency response captured (in 3D) with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen.

The film opens in IMAX®, Giant Screen and other specialty theaters June 17, 2011.?

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Secrets of the Universe (2017)
Breakthrough advancements in technology are enabling never before possible scientific experimentation. These fascinating machines, such as the $13 billion Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, provide an unprecedented pathway to answers surrounding the nature of our universe. Thousands of scientists, with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise, journey from all over the world to labs like CERN (the host of the LHC) and Fermilab (new host of ICARUS and the highly-anticipated DUNE project)- now with a real hope of unlocking the secrets that have long eluded us. Dark matter, antimatter, extra dimensions, and more, join them as they push the boundaries of the possible, on the cusp of turning science fiction into science fact.

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The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D (2010)
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti plunges audiences into the stunning beauty of an island paradise on a quest to find the perfect wave-riding experience. The film follows eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer as they seek out the best waves at Tahiti's famed reef at Teahupo'o.

As their quest unfolds, the audience is plunged beneath the surface of things, to explore the magic of Tahiti, the life of the reef and the hidden forces at work shaping ocean waves and the islands that lie in their path.

The film opened in IMAX and other Giant Screen theaters February 2010.

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Animalopolis (2008)
Animalopolis will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. A bit fanciful, a bit "Seussian" perhaps, a place of good natured humor, beauty and just plain fun for kids and their parents.

Whether going nose to nose with hippos as they graze upon nature's massive salad bar, or eye to eye with dancing bears, sea lions turning somersaults, an otter that prays, we are reminded that nature provides us with humor and wonder, everywhere.

Animalopolis takes a lighthearted and imaginary look at a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like a Ferrari, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, scary crabs that hold a town hostage and even attempt to cuddle with children, and much more.

Animalopolis will provide kids and their adults with a journey of smiles and chuckles.

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Antarctica's Penguin Emperors (2014)
This family friendly film was shot on location in Antarctica, the southernmost region on the planet. The story follows a colony of Emperor Penguins as they emerge from the sea and begin their long march sixty miles inland during the cold winter. Presented in stunning 3D, this true-life tale will warm the hearts of audiences as they witness the hardships and sacrifices of these curious creatures in their fascinating triumph over the elements.



Space Junk (2012)
After 50 years of launching our dreams into space, we're left with a troubling legacy: a growing ring of orbiting debris that casts a shadow over the future of space exploration. SPACE JUNK 3D is a visually explosive, sensory expanding voyage into our now-threatened Final Frontier. Experience mindboggling collisions, both natural and manmade. Soar from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits -- 22,000 miles above Earth. Join us as the foremost expert, also known as the "Father of Space Junk," guides us through the challenges we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery.

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Space Unraveling the Cosmos (2013)
From the origins of the universe, to the present time in mankind's exploration of the unknown, and forward into the future of what lies beyond the outer reaches, Space Unraveling the Cosmos brings audiences closer than ever before to the far off planets, galaxies, and terrestrial phenomenon that make up the limitless expanse all around us. Groundbreaking 4K/Ultra High Definition and 3D computer graphics immerse filmgoers within the mysteries of the cosmos in a way never before seen.



Adventures in Wild California (2000)
Adventures in Wild California is a virtual expedition that sends audiences careening down an icy, steep mountain face with snowboarders; twirling on thermals above the clouds with skysurfers; swimming through the oceans with otters and their surrogate human mother; excavating the very heart of a thirty-story tall Giant Sequoia with botanists and emerging from under the spray of one of California's biggest, surfable waves. The heart-pounding imagery recreates an experience of California's furthest edges few will ever know first-hand.

Released in 2000, Adventures in Wild California has been translated into five languages, and has played in large format theaters all over the world to an audience in excess of 3.5 million. It is still in active distribution in 2005. K2 worked with California tourism officials to form a public/private partnership which raised $8.5 million for the project, which included a traveling roadshow called "The California Experience."

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Everest (1998)
Shown on the tallest screens in the world, Everest takes audiences across creaking icefalls and gaping chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue, and into the danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude. The 40-minute film also reveals how this tallest mountain was formed and continues to evolve, how high altitude challenges a climber's physical and mental capabilities, and how Sherpa culture permeates the Mount Everest experience.

K2 Communications was brought on near the end of the production of Everest, to secure a corporate title sponsor and handle the launch marketing. K2 recruited Polartec as the $6 million title sponsor, and led the marketing campaign for the first nationwide day-and-date release of an IMAX film. Everest is one of the 3 highest grossing IMAX format films of all time, and is still in active distribution after seven years.



Cool Planet (TBD)
Cool Planet is an immersive global journey that explores how science and technology together with a cultural renaissance is opening the door to a sustainable future in many of the world’s most iconic mega-cities. The film will offer a practical vision for more livable cities that all people of all continents can connect with and be part of. We will showcase the human stories and real-world solutions that provide hope for a planet that can not only survive, but thrive for countless generations to come.



Out of Bounds: Alaska (TBD)
Mighty ... rugged ... and magnificent. Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline over one-fifth the Earth's land. Critical to life -- they fill our rivers, influence the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. Perhaps the greatest collection of mountains resides near the top of the globe in Alaska's vast wilderness. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous, and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure. Follow two iconic snowboarders along their journey, as they discover the heavily glaciated Chugach Mountains of Alaska and the exhilarating experience of riding them for the first time. Standing over the ledge of a 2,000 foot vertical drop, unravel some of the mountain's most awe-inspiring mysteries, and just what a crucial role they play in our every day life, while witnessing the most spectacular snowboard action ever brought to the giant screen!



The Planets (TBD)
Scale the poisonous volcanoes of Venus and the ancient red dunes of Mars. Bore through the icy crust of Europa to imagine life in hidden seas. Navigate the otherworldly archipelagos of Titan in the shadow of Saturn's dreamy rings.

The Planets is journey from science fiction to 'science vision,' an aspirational look at the next century in human spacefaring achievement, profiling the technological and pioneering stepping stones thought necessary for humankind to become a truly interplanetary species. From moon bases and space elevators to asteroid outposts and aerostatic habitats, the film will profile the dreamers of today - engineers and artists from universities, international space agencies and private enterprise - whose proof-of-concept technologies and mind-blowing innovations may one day allow our children's children to push ever deeper into a solar system both beautiful and bizarre.