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Science North's Director of Large Format Films to be part of major scientific expedition


Written by: Science North Large Format Films
Date: July 28, 2009

Science North's most recent production is MYSTERIES OF THE GREAT LAKES, an exploration of the greatest lake system in the world.


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SUDBURY, ON -- Biologist turned filmmaker, David Lickley, will be traveling through the Northwest Passage aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker from July 29, 2009 to August 6, 2009. Lickley, the Director of Large Format Films at Science North is part of a major scientific expedition called C3O (Canada's 3 Oceans) studying the ocean currents and the effects of climate change on the Arctic.

Science North is currently producing a giant-screen film for IMAX® about the Polar Regions that will touch on the extremes of climate, the exotic life forms found there, and the wildness and beauty of the region. Lickley is using the expedition as an opportunity to do a scout in preparation for an upcoming film shoot. According to Lickley, part of the film will focus on research being conducted during the International Polar Year with segments to be shot on a Coast Guard ship in the summer of 2010.

About Science North Large Format Films
Science North is a science centre and family attraction that opened in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in 1984. In 1994 the science centre opened its IMAX® Theatre. Since then, Science North has produced four giant-screen films -- Gold Fever, Bears, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees and Mysteries of the Great Lakes. In 2008, with the creation of Mysteries of the Great Lakes, Science North expanded its role in the industry by also becoming a distributor of giant-screen films.

Science North has become one of the leading producers of giant-screen films in Canada. It is the only science centre in the world with an in-house large-format film production unit, and it has built a reputation as a specialist in environmental and natural history themes.

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