Amazon Adventure Wins Big at the Giant Screen Industry Awards

 Photographed: VP of Sales and Marketing Amber Hawtin, Sound Designer Peter Thillaye, Executive Producer Jonathan Barker,
Supervising Producer Myles Connolly, Director Mike Slee with Co-Writer and Producer Wendy MacKeigan.

Chicago, Illinois – October 2, 2017 – SK Films and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios are thrilled to announce Amazon Adventure took home five prestigious achievement awards at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA) 2017 conference. The GSCA is the global association of IMAX® and other Giant Screen industry exhibitors, producers, distributors and suppliers. The film won:

• Best Film
• Best Film for Lifelong Learning
• Best Cinematography
• Best Sound Design
• Best Original Score

“We are very proud to share these achievements with our talented and passionate team at all levels of development, production, distribution and exhibition,” said Jonathan Barker, CEO of SK Films. “We are honored by the opportunity to entertain and engage audiences – especially young people – with the fascinating world of mimicry in the biodiverse Amazon and to bring Bates’ adventure story and his important scientific discoveries to the Giant Screen.”

Amazon Adventure tells – on immersive IMAX screens – the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s. Bates is the man you’ve never heard of who provided the proof for the greatest explanation of the development of life on earth.

“It has been a great privilege and a wonderful experience to work with SK Films and the dedicated Amazon Adventure team on bringing this very important and inspiring story to audiences all over the world,” said Sean B. Carroll, executive producer of the film and VP of Science Education for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “It is very gratifying to see their tireless commitment to making the highest quality films recognized.”

In addition to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, these awards are also shared with the film’s other major supporters, including the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Simons Foundation and the Pacific Science Center, as well as Foxconn Brasil and Vale.

Visit to discover where Amazon Adventure is playing. Also be sure to check out educational behind the scenes videos for more information on Henry Bates, his creature co-stars and the challenges the filmmakers faced while shooting in the Amazon rainforest.

SK Films is a Toronto-based, multi-platform entertainment content provider and a world leader in 3D film production and distribution. The company was founded in 1998 by Jonathan Barker and the late Robert Kerr, the visionary co-founder of IMAX Corporation.

About HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios is a production company established and funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) as an extension of its longstanding science education mission. Dedicated to the creation of original science documentaries for broadcast, theatrical and digital distribution, the company’s award-winning programs address important contemporary issues and capture compelling stories of discovery across all branches of scientific inquiry. For more information, please visit HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance basic biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. The institute is the largest private supporter of science education in the country.

About the film: AMAZON ADVENTURE
World Premiere: April 18, 2017
Run Time: 45 Minutes
File Formats: 3D IMAX, Giant Screen, 15/70 Dome and Digital 3D Cinemas

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