07th January, 2019
A wild, two-year journey through British Columbia’s breathtaking Great Bear Rainforest will soon grace large screens as a feature-length IMAX movie.
Filmmakers Ian McAllister and Jeff Turner and Executive Producers Kyle Washington and Byron Horner of Spirit Bear Entertainment are partnering with MacGillivray Freeman Films to distribute a beautiful giant screen film about one of the rarest animals on Earth—the fabled all-white Spirit Bear.
With the giant screen film about to go into post production OnSight’s team expertly provided supervision and 3D conversion for this visually stunning feature.
The white bears have a genetic variation that gives them their polar bear looks, these remarkable creatures live in the lush temperate rainforests of British Columbia on Canada's West Coast, where they hold almost mythic status among the region's indigenous people.
Shot exclusively for the giant screen, from the air with drones and helicopters and on land using traditional natural history techniques, from boats and underwater. Great Bear Rainforest will offer a remarkable journey into one of the planet's most spectacular wildernesses, a land of wolves, grizzly bears, humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, and others, as it explores the secret world of the Spirit Bear.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a natural history wildlife production of this scale done here before,” Pacific Wild Co-Founder Ian McAllister told CTV News.
“Every time you see them it’s a magical thing,” said Producer Jeff Turner. “They almost glow. It's really a unique and sort of rare thing to see a sort of white bear in this ancient dark green temperate rainforest.
The film also hopes to educate people both old and young. The producers told CTV that many people around the world don’t know that Canada has a rainforest, let alone one of the largest left intact on the planet.
“There’s a lot of rare and unique attributes to this film that will amaze people around the world,” said McAllister.
The film is set to be released on February 15th 2019.