“WINGS OVER WATER” wins big at the 2022 GSCA Achievement Awards

“WINGS OVER WATER” wins big at the 2022 GSCA Achievement Awards, taking home five of six – including Best Film – Short Subject.

The breathtaking film from the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Dorsey Pictures and SK Films brings audiences to the heart of the prairie wetlands.

The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Dorsey Pictures and SK Films are proud to announce that “WINGS OVER WATER” has won five awards at the annual Giant Screen Cinema Association’s industry awards, held on September 28th in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The full list of awards categories is:

  • Best Film-Short Subject
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Film for Lifelong Learning


Directed by Academy Award®-nominated Andrew Young of Archipelago Films, “WINGS OVER WATER” tells the compelling story of three amazing bird species – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler, and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors.

“We created this film with our conversation partners, Ducks Unlimited and Audubon, to immerse audience worldwide into the astounding world of the North American birds and Prairie wetlands, as we want to see them thrive again” says Charles S. Potter Jr., President and CEO of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation and the film’s leading producer. “We’re happy the industry is embracing our message as shown through these awards.”

Wendy MacKeigan, CEO of SK Films and the film’s screenwriter, says “The entire filmmaking team as well as the team at SK could not be more proud of this honor from the GSCA. The overwhelmingly positive reaction from the industry and global audiences show that this hopeful story is a powerful one.”

“The vital importance of the prairie wetlands ecosystem cannot be understated, and the film is the cornerstone of a multi-platform strategy to save it” says Executive Producer Chris Dorsey.

Learn more about the film at


Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

Now celebrating its 60th year, McGraw is the nation’s leading advocate for economic and program efficiency in conservation. Charles S. Potter, Jr., McGraw’s president and CEO, led the film’s conception and served as one of its executive producers.

Dorsey Pictures

Dorsey Pictures, A Red Arrow Company, headed by Chris Dorsey, who is a long-time production industry executive. The company has been recognized by Realscreen Global 100 as one of America’s leading producers.

SK Films

SK Films is an award-winning content provider and a global leader in the IMAX®/Giant Screen industry. Its mission is to entertain and inspire audiences and immerse them in the awe and wonder of the natural world. SK produced and distributed the most awarded Giant Screen film of all time, Flight of the Butterflies.


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