Rocky Mountain Express Awarded Best Film and Best Cinematography
The Stephen Low Company is pleased to announce that “Rocky Mountain Express” has been awarded “Best Film Short Subject” and “Best Cinematography” by the Giant Screen Cinema Association. The top awards were voted on by giant screen theaters from around the world and were announced and presented at the GSCA 2012 annual conference in Sacramento, California.
Filmmaker Stephen Low was on hand to receive the award for Best Film together with Director of Photography Mark Poirier accepted the award for Best Cinematography on behalf of the cinematography team (Mark Poirier, Ralph Mendoza and Stephen Low). In a first-ever tie, Rocky Mountain Express received top honours for Best Film concurrently with the 3D film “To the Arctic”, a MacGillivray Freeman Films release.
Rocky Mountain Express is currently exhibiting as the feature attraction in IMAX theaters in leading museums and science centers across North America and has begun exhibition in Europe as well. A huge hit with audiences, the film propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.
Rocky Mountain Express weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.
A full list of exhibiting theaters is available here:
About The Stephen Low Company
The Stephen Low Company is a leading producer of the IMAX experience, and a distributor to IMAX theatres and other giant-screen theatres worldwide. Filmmaker Stephen Low is one of the world’s foremost large-format film directors, acclaimed for his skilful combination of creative story-telling and technological innovation. Mr. Low is the director of more than a dozen, award-winning giant-screen films including, Rescue (3D), The Ultimate Wave Tahiti (3D), Legends of Flight (3D) and Across the Sea of Time(3D), Mark Twain’s America (3D), Beavers, Titanica, Super Speedway, and Fighter Pilot, among many other well known giant-screen titles. His unique creative vision, storytelling ability and 3D innovation, together with his penchant for complex and large-scale projects, has yielded an extraordinary body of work recognized and enjoyed by audiences everywhere.