Jerusalem The Movie
Through the unrivaled beauty and visceral nature of the IMAX® experience, Jerusalem seeks to increase public understanding and appreciation for Jerusalem’s historical, spiritual, cultural and artistic uniqueness, as well as highlighting some of the intersections between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Jerusalem is executive produced by Jake Eberts, who has financed, developed or produced some of the most celebrated films of all time, including Gandhi, Dances with Wolves, A River Runs Through It and Driving Miss Daisy.
The film is produced by Taran Davies, George Duffield and Daniel Ferguson. All three have a prominent track record of success in creating engaging and groundbreaking documentaries.
Taran conceived and produced the IMAX® film Journey to Mecca, as well as documentaries for PBS and the Sundance Channel including Afghan Stories. George’s latest film, The End of The Line, launched a global environmental campaign to protect the world’s oceans, and directly enabled the creation of the largest marine reserve in the world.
Daniel, a former theology student, has worked as a writer and Line Producer on many IMAX® and 3D films, including Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France, and Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance. The team is also working closely with advisors and experts from each of the major monotheistic religions, as well as leading archeologists and historians.
Who Is Making This Film?
Nearly everyone approaches this crossroads of the world in a different way and with different expectations. The film seeks to do this in an inclusive way, across political, academic and religious lines.
Through the unrivaled beauty and visceral nature of the IMAX® format, as well as special access to the Holy sites and little-known parts of the city, audiences will be inspired to reconsider their assumptions about this vital part of the world.
Our goal is to enable everyone, whether knowledgeable or simply curious about Jerusalem to discover something new and exciting about the city.
Will There Be Footage Other Than Aerials?
We began with aerials, because we knew this would be the greatest challenge.
Now that we have over a 100 minutes of footage from the air, we plan to start ground filming in January 2012. Our current schedule has us filming during the winter, in the spring for Pesach (Passover) and Easter and the summer for Ramadan.
How Did You Get Permission To Film Over The Old City?
Knowing that the Old City of Jerusalem is a strict no-fly zone and that low altitude filming permits have not been granted for many years, we worked for several months with various government ministries, police and military, as well as religious and community leaders to explain what we wanted to accomplish. Once we obtained the permits, we launched a major press campaign in both Hebrew and Arabic to notify the public weeks before filming began.
What Makes IMAX® So Special?
Created in the late 1960s by a group of Canadian filmmakers and first appearing at the 1970 Osaka World’s Fair, the IMAX® format remains the best quality film presentation ever created.
A combination of incredibly high-resolution images, state-of-the-art projectors, giant screens, unique theater geometry and six-channel surround sound makes it the most immersive film experience in the world. We make every effort to compose the images and move the camera in a way that makes you feel like you are experiencing Jerusalem first hand.
We look for unique perspectives, angles and access to give you something you could never get on television or a smaller screen. We design and edit the pictures and sound for maximum impact, whether on an Omnimax® Dome or an IMAX® 3D flat screen.
Where I Can See The Movie?
Jerusalem will be released in 2013 to IMAX® 3D, Omnimax and other Giant Screen 3D theaters. To find out where you can see the film and follow the production, please subscribe to receive our newsletter at jerusalemthemovie.com.
Source: Jerusalem The Movie
Main cast: Taran Davies, George Duffield, Daniel Ferguson
Directed by: Taran Davies (2012)
Jerusalem – Trailer
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