Cineflix Productions Lands Major Commission from Military Channel and History Television for Ambitious New Series Air Aces
March 08, 2012
Cineflix Productions has landed a high profile commission to produce Air Aces, an ambitious, ground breaking new series that tells the stories of the most heroic airborne combat missions from history. Using original aircraft from wartime battles with stunt pilots, Air Aces will feature hyper realistic mid-air combat sequences in addition to revealing interviews with the last surviving veterans, rare archival footage, cutting edge CGI, and new cinematic techniques.
Air Aces takes docu-drama to the next level, transporting viewers back in time by taking them inside the real aircrafts, and re-creating the daring feats of the pilots charged with fighting enemy forces in the sky. Using vintage planes such as Spitfires, Lancaster bombers and Phantom fighters, aerial stunt teams, and state-of-the-art camera technology, the series dramatizes the exploits of the world's greatest Air Aces.
The 6x60’ series has been commissioned by Military Channel, History Television in Canada, and will be broadcast on Channel 5 UK. The series is Executive Produced by Ian Russell and Nick Godwin for Cineflix.
Production on Air Aces will begin at the end of February.
Cineflix Media Inc. is a leading international media company that brings together global broadcast and production partners, major talent, and key executives to create top quality original content produced and distributed for television and other platforms. Producing more than 400 hours per year of multi-genre television for international broadcasters, and with a rapidly expanding library of 2500 hours, Cineflix Media is a recognized leader with offices in Montreal, Toronto, London, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Dublin.
About Military Channel
The Military Channel brings viewers compelling, real-world stories of heroism, military strategy, and significant turning points in history. Currently available in more than 59.9 million homes, the network takes viewers “behind the lines” to hear the personal stories of servicemen and women and offers in-depth explorations of military training, aviation technology and cutting-edge weaponry. As the only cable network devoted to military subjects, it also provides unique access to this world, allowing viewers to understand the full spectrum of experiences intrinsic to the armed forces, as well as the long-held traditions of the military. For more information, please visit Military.Discovery.com, facebook.com/Military, or twitter.com/MilitaryChannel. Military Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories.
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