CloudStreet: Soaring The American West
EMMY award winning CloudStreet: Soaring The American West is a Blue–Ray – DVD combo set. Run Time: 56 minutes.
CloudStreet: Soaring The American West is a visually stunning high–definition documentary featuring the beauty and drama of a soaring adventure in the American West. As unbelievably serene as it is thrilling.
CloudStreet gives viewers the extraordinary experience of soaring along the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.
Along the way, CloudStreet educates our audience not just about flying sailplanes cross–country, but also about the science of soaring, about the unique geography of the intermountain west, and about the workings of our atmosphere. It is easy learning as the audience is carried along by the excitement of this experience and drawn in by the natural curiosity evoked from this extraordinary mode of flight.
We hear from the pilots about how it feels to cross vast distances using only the energy of the atmosphere to stay aloft. Their love of soaring is inspirational as they balance managing the dangers of motorless flight, and the joys of true freedom.
CloudStreet uses newly developed camera platforms and state–of–the–art high–definition camera technology for an unparalleled experience.
From the Producer
For the last four years we have been working with Mike Abernathy and Matthew Murray on CloudStreet: Soaring The American West.
Our goal is to share the beauty, challenge and excitement of soaring with as broad an audience as possible. We plan to engage viewers with a dramatic story that places them in the cockpit of a glider via the exceptional quality of high definition television, and the spectacular scenery of the National Parks of the American West.
We have developed new camera mounts and filming techniques and believe this will be an extraordinary program.
CloudStreet: Soaring The American West marks Matthew Murray's directorial debut. He has written and produced several independent films, worked as director of production for Storyline Entertainment, most notably on Chicago, and has produced events at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has also produced on-air promotional material for American Movie Classics and training material for the United States Army, NASA and the FAA.
Mike Abernathy is an experienced glider and motor glider pilot and has been flying for over 14 years. During the making of CloudStreet, he served as writer, producer, and camera–ship pilot. Through his understanding of flight, science and weather, he helped guide the filming of this vibrant, exciting movie. Mr. Abernathy is the founder of Rapid Imaging Software in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has been developing powerful imaging software products since 1984.
Dave Pettitt has been a voice talent since 1992 and in that time has lent his voice to some well known clients like Discovery Channel, Disney, History Channel and National Geographic and now proudly to CloudStreet. Today, he works half the year from his studio in British Columbia, Canada and the other half from Mazatlan, Mexico.
Today, Dave is probably best known for his documentary work, including Discovery Canada's two hit programs, Highway Thru Hell and Airshow. Highway has aired internationally in over 100 countries and in production stage for season 4. Dave is also quite proud of a recent campaign for Tourism Ecuador which aired a spot during the 2015 Superbowl.