The Flying Machine (film)

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The Flying Machine
Flyingmachine poster.jpg
Directed by Martin Clapp
Geoff Lindsey
Dorota Kobiela
Produced by Hugh Welchman
Kristin Hellebust
Bertrand Le Guern
Written by Geoff Lindsey
Marianela Maldonado
Robin Todd
Starring Heather Graham
Lang Lang
Edited by Daniel Greenway
Production
company
Release dates
  • 12 February 2011 (2011-02-12)
Running time
77 minutes
Country Poland
United Kingdom
Language English

The Flying Machine is a 2011 3-D live action/animation family feature film produced by BreakThru Films. The film is directed by Martin Clapp, Geoff Lindsey and Dorota Kobiela, and stars Heather Graham and Lang Lang.

Plot[edit]

A family takes a journey across the globe on a strange and amazing flying machine, experiencing a series of adventures along the way.

Cast[edit]

  • Heather Graham, as Georgie, a single-parent who struggles to balance her work and family life.
  • Lang Lang, as himself. He also performs the film's soundtrack.

Production[edit]

The Flying Machine is produced by BreakThru Films and is their first feature length film to be shot in stereoscopic 3-D. It is the first film to combine live-action and stop-motion in 3-D.[1] It is set to the études of Frédéric Chopin, and is intended to mark his 200th anniversary. The score was arranged by writer-director Geoff Lindsey and is performed by the film's co-star Lang Lang.

A number of short films were produced alongside the feature, each to be set to one of Chopin's étude. A total of 25 were produced, and were made in a variety of styles and formats, using live-action, stop-motion, and animation.

Short film titles[edit]

  • Opus 10 No. 1 - Transformation
  • Opus 10 No. 3 - Dad Leaves & Returns
  • Opus 10 No. 7 - Learning To Fly
  • Opus 10 No. 9 - London
  • Opus 25 No. 2 - Chopin's Drawings
  • Opus 25 No. 5 - Curio Shop
  • Opus 25 No. 11 - Magic Storm
  • Opus 25 No. 12 - English Channel
  • Tristesse - Tristesse
  • Opus 10 No. 2 - Scarecrow
  • Opus 10 No. 4 - Pl.Ink
  • Opus 10 No. 6 - Jumble
  • Opus 10 No. 8 - Pacific Etude
  • Opus 10 No. 10 - All Those Days
  • Opus 10 No. 11 - Hamster Heaven
  • Opus 10 No. 12 - Little Postman
  • Opus 25 No. 3 - Behind The Scenes: With The Animators
  • Opus 25 No. 4 - Spirits of the Flying Machine
  • Opus 25 No. 7 - Paper Piano
  • Opus 25 No. 8 - Fat Hamster
  • Opus 25 No. 9 - Papa's Boy
  • Opus 25 No. 10 - Night Island

Release[edit]

The Flying Machine previewed at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 12 February 2011. It is expected to screen on Sky 3D later in 2011, with a DVD and Blu-ray release to follow.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JONAHH OESTREICH (2011-02-08). "Chopin takes off: The Flying Machine". Static Mass Emporium. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 

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