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Grand Canyon Adventure Wins Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing


Written by: MacGillivray Freeman Films
Date: February 23, 2009

Now in its 13th month of release, the film has played in more than 60 theatres worldwide after opening in March 2008.


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LAGUNA BEACH, Ca. (February 23, 2009) – MacGillivray Freeman Films's critically acclaimed giant screen river film Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D has won the Golden Reel Award for "Best Sound Editing, Special Venue category." Grand Canyon Adventure was one of three giant screen films nominated for the award, which was presented at the 56th Annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on February 21.   The Golden Reel Awards are voted on by the members of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Accepting the award was Andrew DeCristofaro, supervising sound editor for Grand Canyon Adventure.  Other members of the sound editing team include sound designers Tim Walston and Michael Payne, supervising dialogue editor John Stuver, ADR editor Nancy Nugent Title, music editor Steve Wood, field recordist and dialogue editor Robert Walker, foley editor Patrick Cusack, foley mixer Nerses Gezalyan, and foley artists Jeffrey Wilhoit and James Moriana.  Other crew include composers Steve Wood and Stefan Lessard, re-recording mixers Ken Teaney and Todd Orr, and recordist Robert Althoff.

"Grand Canyon Adventure audiences tell us repeatedly that they feel like they are literally on the Colorado river experiencing the rapids, and this is in no small part due to the brilliant sound work of Andrew DeCristofaro and the sound editing team,"  said Greg MacGillivray, the film's producer and director.  "Every splash you hear, every ripple in the water, comes alive because of their outstanding sound effects."

"Grand Canyon Adventure is such a visceral 'you-are-there' giant screen experience that every sound you hear in the movie is magnified," said Andrew DeCristofaro.  "Our job was to make sure that every sound effect enhanced that experiential feeling for viewers."

Grand Canyon Adventure is narrated by Robert Redford and features songs and music by Dave Matthews Band.  Set on the iconic Colorado River, Grand Canyon Adventure takes viewers on an unforgettable river journey while calling attention to global freshwater issues.

Now in its 13th month of release, Grand Canyon Adventure has played in more than 60 theatres worldwide after opening in March 2008.  It is the winner of the 2008 GSCA Best Cinematography Award and the 2008 GSCA Special Achievement in Filmmaking Award and was nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Special Effects.  The film has grossed more than $12 million dollars worldwide and is one of the top-grossing 15/70 films of 2008.

Grand Canyon Adventure is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation in association with Museum Film Network, Reynders McVeigh Capital Management, and Waterkeeper Alliance.  It is presented by Teva and supported by Kohler Co.  The film is directed by Greg MacGillivray and produced by Greg MacGillivray, Mark Krenzien, and Shaun MacGillivray.

Current and upcoming giant screen films from MacGillivray Freeman Films include Van Gogh: Brush With Genius (February 9, 2009), Arabia 3D (February 2010, working title), To the Arctic 3D (February 2011, working title), and Return to Everest 3D (February 2012, working title).

MacGillivray Freeman Films is the largest, most experienced independent producer and distributor of giant screen 70mm films in the world.  Throughout the company's 40-plus year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award nominations and two film inductions into the IMAX Hall of Fame.   In 1998 the company's hit film Everest achieved unprecedented box office success for a large format film and is currently the highest grossing giant screen film of all time.

In 2004, company president Greg MacGillivray and his wife Barbara founded the MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation to fund and produce educational giant screen films and companion educational programming focusing on science, the environment, world culture and natural heritage locations. MacGillivray Freeman films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world.

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