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"When Dreams Take Flight" is a film about people who are willing to risk life and limb to follow their hearts and chase a dream that has existed since the dawn of man. It is a film that explores mythology and the marriage of artistry and science in a digestible, fun and unique way.

 

"When Dreams Take Flight" follows Todd Reichert and his team of young engineers as they attempt to construct and fly a human-powered ornithopter (a flapping plane). They are not the first to try this - throughout history many others have attempted to construct an aircraft that allows them to fly like birds in the sky. To date, all have failed. If Todd and his team are successful they will go down in the history books and achieve on of aviations last firsts. But this is not a simple task.

Through a series of interesting, intelligent and obsessed characters, spanning six centuries and two coninents, we explore the genesis, myth and reality of why humans are compelled to fly like birds and what six hundred years of failed experiments have taught us.

"When Dreams Take Flight" is an eccentric visual journey, bringing characters from the past to life to guide us through their journeys and follow dynamic present-day characters through a remarkable series of events.

When dreams take flight, the sky's the limit.

When Dreams Take Flight (2010)

  • Duration: 54 minutes

    Directed by Sheona McDonald

    Produced by Dimestore Productions Inc, Sheona McDonald, and Adamm Liley

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  • Awards

    • WINNER BEST WRITING IN A DOCUMENTARY: Canadian Screen Awards 2013
    • WINNER BEST PICTURE EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY: Canadian Screen Awards 2013
    • NOMINEE BEST SCIENCE OR NATURE DOCUMENTARY: Canadian Screen Awards 2013
    • OFFICIAL SELECTION: Austin Film Festival Documentary Competition