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New Sports Documentary “A Giant Awakens” to Support USA’s Attempt to Defend the Olympic Gold Medal — Now Available on DVD

1924 USA Olympic Rugby Gold Medal Team

Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2010

A Giant Awakens: the Rise of American Rugby looks at the majestic history of American rugby and captures the essence, spirit, and challenges of the game in America today. This film showcases all levels of American rugby from youth to the USA national teams in this inspiring 60-minute HD sports documentary by BIN15 Productions.

Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Sylvain Doreau, the journey begins in the late 1800′s and runs through Olympic glory in the 1920′s, including the separation from gridiron American football. The journey continues after rugby’s 50-year near hibernation and participation in the Rugby World Cups. The finale addresses the new Olympic opportunity for rugby in 2016.

The film includes vintage footage from the American gold medal match that Sylvain helped uncover in France last year from the 1924 Olympics. With action-packed highlights set to music from today’s top independent bands from the San Francisco Bay Area and interviews with key players and administrators, A Giant Awakens is a must see for any sports fan.

20% of the film’s revenue supports youth rugby and will help develop the American team that will attempt to defend the gold medal in 2016.

Help the next generation of American rugby Olympians defend the gold! Help us communicate with sports fans, athletic boys and girls, documentary fans, history fans, rugby fans, athletic children, parents with athletic children, school administrators, athletic directors, and PE teachers.

Go to to view the film’s trailer and to purchase your own copy of A Giant Awakens. The retail price on the site is $ 24.99. Volume discounts for gifts, teams, fundraising, and resellers are also available on the site.

About BIN15 Productions

BIN15 Productions is a content creation production company who specializes in sports documentaries and behind the scenes for film and television. Rugby is our passion and our goal is to become the “NFL Films of Rugby” by creating memorable stories and capturing legendary images through stunning cinematography and full surround sound.

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Ground-breaking Humpback Whales Documentary Goes 3D

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2010

Award-winning Humpback whales documentary, Ocean Voyagers will soon be seen in full 3D, it was announced today in a statement by San Diego-based 3D Production studio PassmoreLab, Feodor Pitcairn Productions and Off the Fence Productions.

The 72-minute documentary, narrated by two-time Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, explores the familiar themes of motherhood and parenting in a world as unfamiliar as it is breathtaking. Featuring a precocious newborn humpback calf and his enormous 40 ton mother, viewers are taken on a 7,000 mile journey of discovery into their world. The story begins in the tropical seas of the South Pacific and witnesses the dangers of animal and human predation – shark attacks, fishing gear entanglement, and perhaps worst of all, commercial whaling.

PassmoreLab produced all 3D aspects of the film out of San Diego, utilizing the company’s proprietary technology.

“This film is beautiful,” said Greg Passmore, president of PassmoreLab. “I think it will translate wonderfully into 3D, giving new audiences a more immersive and personal experience of life in the oceans.”

Previously broadcast in 2D, Ocean Voyagers was produced by Feodor Pitcairn Productions and Off the Fence Productions for Animal Planet International. The five-year excursion was shot entirely in High Definition on location in French Polynesia, Hawaii, Alaska, Newfoundland, The Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine.

“Ocean Voyagers was one of those special projects that just seems to have a little magic associated with it, there were so many serendipitous events that resulted in truly amazing footage,” said Feodor Pitcairn, cinematographer of the film. “The bond that was created between the cameramen and the whales really shows up on screen and it will be even more amazing in 3D.”

Surprisingly little is known about the lives of Humpback whales. Still hunted and on the verge of extinction, Ocean Voyagers in 3D! provides a startlingly intimate portrait of Humpback life through the eyes of a mother whale as she teaches her baby all he will need to know to survive the dangers of the sea.

Ocean Voyagers in 3D! will be released internationally in 2011.

About PassmoreLab

Passmorelab, the San Diego-based multi-media 3D production studio, has the world’s largest library of 3D content available for licensing. The studio custom-designs and builds its own RED camera 3D rigs for both conventional and rugged film productions. Passmorelab’s proprietary technology for state-of-the-art 3D post production is known in the industry for quick turnaround times and competitive costs. Additional offices in Russia and the Philippines., or contact Steve Glum 858.200.5813.

Feodor Pitcairn Productions, Ltd: Founded in 1977, FPP is an independent production company featuring the work of diver, naturalist and underwater cinematographer Feodor Pitcairn. FPP was an early pioneer in the use of High-Definition technology in the underwater environment, originating and releasing Sperm Whale Oasis and Realm of the Killer Whales in HD in 2000. FPP was commissioned by the Smithsonian to create the Ocean Odyssey exhibit for the Sant Ocean Hall, which opened in 2008 at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. The installation consists of eight HD projections wrapping more than 220 feet around the interior of the space.

Off The Fence, Inc: Established in 1994, OTF is an independent television distribution and production company, specialized in non-fiction programming for the international marketplace. OTF works hands-on with established production companies as well as talented newcomers to create internationally marketable specials and series.


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