Into America’s Wild Sneak Peek Screening at Brand Storytelling 2020
Ahead of its global release, a special sneak peek screening of the film will take place on January 25th at Brand Storytelling 2020, A Sanctioned Event of the Sundance Film Festival. In attendance will be the film’s stars, Native American astronaut John Herrington and Alaskan bush pilot Ariel Tweto.
From the Academy Award®-nominated producers of the acclaimed hit film "National Parks Adventure" comes "Into America’s Wild", an unforgettable cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. Into America’s Wild visits some of the most beautiful but untamed landscapes of America, from the lush coastline of Oregon and the wilds of Alaska to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail.
Setting out on this journey are three trailblazers – astronaut John Herrington, Alaskan bush pilot and youth advocate Ariel Tweto, and long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis – who share a passion for connecting people to experiences in the wild. As they wind their way through the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails that form the natural tapestry of America, viewers will discover the special human connection we all share with nature.
The film is produced and presented in partnership between Brand USA, Expedia, United Airlines and MacGillivray Freeman Films.
"In the spirit of our hit films, 'National Parks Adventure' and 'America's Musical Journey' we are thrilled to partner again with MacGillivray Freeman Films and Expedia on the release of our third giant screen film," said Christopher L. Thompson, president and CEO of Brand USA. "Our latest film takes you on a cross-country journey to scenic byways, ancient homelands, little gems, and hidden trails that form the natural tapestry of America."
"This new film will take audiences on an exciting journey of America's many outdoor wonders," said Shaun MacGillivray, the film's producer and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films. "We hope that this immersive, giant-screen experience will encourage travelers to connect with nature and seek new experiences and adventures in the USA."
"We are proud to work with Brand USA and MacGillivray Films on this third film that showcases the natural tapestry of America's outdoors," said Jennifer Andre, senior director of business development at Expedia Group Media Solutions. "We are encouraged by the success of the past two films, and believe that this new film will encourage even more international travel to the United States."
The film will open globally in select IMAX and giant screen theaters starting February 14 and is anticipated to play in more than 100 major markets.
Ahead of its global release, a sneak peek screening of the film will take place on January 25th at Brand Storytelling 2020, A Sanctioned Event of the Sundance Film Festival. At the evening's screening will be the film’s stars, Native American astronaut John Herrington and Alaskan bush pilot Ariel Tweto, who both share a passion for connecting people with experiences in the wild.
John B. Herrington is the first member of a federally recognized tribe (Chickasaw) to travel to space. His historic mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was the culmination of years of experience and training, and provided Herrington with a unique perspective that he enjoys sharing with audiences worldwide. After a successful career as an astronaut, he ventured into the commercial space arena and eventually found a new passion. Following a 4,300-mile bicycle ride across the United States, Herrington returned to university and earned a doctorate in Education. With humility and humor, John shares his stories of challenge, leadership, motivation, and mentorship with diverse audiences of all ages and occupations. His multimedia presentations inspire and entertain, and challenge people to seek out the best in themselves and in service to others.
Ariel Tweto is an accomplished private pilot, public speaker and TV personality who gained worldwide fame following her appearance in the hit reality series "Flying Wild Alaska", which follows her family’s life in Alaska. Born and raised in Alaska, she is the president and founding member of Popping Bubbles, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and helping people from rural communities overcome the barriers that prevent them from living happy and successful lives.