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Tornado Alley

bigImage Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure.  Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of TORNADO ALLEY take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range.  Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature's most dramatic phenomena!

Traversing the "severe weather capital of the world," TORNADO ALLEY documents two unprecedented missions seeking to encounter one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events -- the birth of a tornado.  Filmmaker Sean Casey's personal quest to capture the birth of a tornado with a 70mm camera takes viewers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of the storm.  A team of equally driven scientists, the VORTEX2 researchers, experience the relentless strength of nature's elemental forces as they literally surround tornadoes and the supercell storms that form them, gathering the most comprehensive severe weather data ever collected.  This science adventure reveals the beauty and the power of some of our planet's most extreme -- and least understood -- weather phenomena.

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Giant Screen Films Presents A Sean Casey Film. A Production of Giant Screen Films and Graphic Films In Association With The Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Major Funding Provided by The National Science Foundation. Edited by Peter Rubi. Sound by Mike McDonough. Music by Trevor Morris. Director of Photography: Sean Casey. Associate Producer: Ammiel Najar. Executive Producers: Mike Day, Jeffrey Kirsch, Ronan Nagle. Co-Producers: Deborah Raksany, Andy Wood, Peter Rubi. Produced by Paul Novros, Don Kempf, Sean Casey. Directed by Sean Casey.

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BMZ Reviews:

The Eye of the Storm By Ross Anthony

Tornado Alley By Ann Coates

Outside Reviews:

"Sean Casey's Tornado Alley IMAX Film and Aurora Borealis!" By Andrew Pritchard, Prairiestorm Media

"IMAX 'Tornado' is awe-inspiring fun" By Ethan Gilsdorf, Boston Globe

"'Tornado Alley' - Review" By William Bibbiani, CraveOnline

"Movie Review: Tornado Alley gets Sean Casey, the TIV and Vortex 2 a big play on IMAX" By Chip Mahaney, WEWS

"Twists, turns captivate in 'Tornado Alley'" By Joshua Walovitch, Boston Herald

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Tornado Alley featured at Lowe's Companies, Inc. By Giant Screen Films (September 5, 2012)

Tornado Alley Screening Highlights ISE, Hazards Research, and NSF Support By Giant Screen Films (May 29, 2012)

Giant Dome Theater Consortium Partnership Provides Key Support for Tornado Alley By Giant Screen Films (September 22, 2010)

Forces of Nature Interview: Director of Photography Sean Casey By BMZ Staff (September 30, 2004)

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Posted by: 4Boyz, 2011-08-07 16:39:18
Would you please bring Tornado Alley the Movie along with the truck to the Calgary, Alberta IMAX Centre!!!! I know two boys who love watching Storm Chasers and one day hope to study and chase Tornado's just like Sean Casey!!


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