Los Angeles, California – January 31, 2019 – SK Films is thrilled to announce that Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation won Best 3D Documentary at the highly prestigious Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards presentation last night in Los Angeles. The Lumiere Awards recognize outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies. Volcanoes, is an SK Films release of a Digital Crossing Films production, in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
The film’s Director and Producer, Michael Dalton-Smith, was on-hand to accept the award in Hollywood, “I’m extremely honoured to receive this 3D Lumiere Award and to follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Barker (SK Films), Executive Producer and Distributor. Jonathan was incredibly proud of Volcanoes, as is the entire team! Volcanoes are a passion of mine and it was thrilling to shoot them around the world and I hope the film gives audiences a sense of their immense power. This award is a wonderful acknowledgment of the hard work that went into creating a realistic and fantastic 3D experience.”
“Southbay is unbelievably proud to be a part of such spectacular and daring filmmaking brought to life in Volcanoes. A monumental thanks goes out to Wendy MacKeigan and the entire team at SK Films, Michael Dalton-Smith, Myles Connolly and Nathan Cohen for their vision and support throughout this spectacular project,” added Adam Schardein, SVP, Business Development, Southbay.
Volcanoes follows intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as he dodges boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descends to a boiling lava lake in Vanuatu and visits incredible acid ponds, geysers and mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archeological ghost town of Pompeii, hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean and witness the devastating effects of the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.
“Volcanoes is one of those rare films that provides the viewer with an experience that only a handful of people ever get to have. The outstanding science, stunning 3D and loads of adventure combine to make it a standout, not only in the world of giant screen but in terms of sheer entertainment. I’m very proud to have played a part in bringing it to audiences all around the world with Michael and the SK team,” added Myles Connolly, Volcanoes Supervising Producer.
Visit the film’s website to discover where Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is playing in the U.S., Canada and around the world. Also, be sure to check out the educational suite of materials created to accompany the film and available for download on the film website.
Digital Crossing Films
Digital Crossing Films is a natural history documentary film company that specializes in IMAX®/Giant Screen productions as well as 8k TV productions. For the past fifteen years, Digital Crossing Productions has been creating exciting natural history programs for international markets, which air on Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Two of these natural history programs – Volcanic Odysseys and Kenya Wildlife Diaries received multiple nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. digitalcrossing.ca