Tuesday, August 16, 2022

“WINGS OVER WATER” named as Finalist at the Jackson Wild Media Awards

“WINGS OVER WATER” named as Finalist at the Jackson Wild Media Awards

August 16 – Wings Over Water, the recently released IMAX/giant screen film, has been named as a finalist for the Best Ecosystem Film and Sound Categories at the Jackson Wild Media Awards.

In addition, the film has also been nominated for the Children’s Award at the prestigious Wildlife

Film Festival in Rotterdam. That award ceremony will take place October 8th in the Netherlands.

Wings Over Water, tells the compelling story of a hidden oasis in the heartland of North America known as the Prairie Wetlands. This 275,000-square mile ecosystem produces some 70 percent of the continent's water birds. The film showcases the challenges that birds and wetlands face and inspires audiences to get involved in saving this vital ecosystem.

“The film was created to immerse audiences into the astounding world of North American birds

and the life-giving Prairie Wetlands and to bring awareness that there are 3 billion fewer birds

today than there were in 1970,” says Charles S. Potter, Jr., President and CEO of the Max McGraw

Wildlife Foundation and the film's organizing producer. “Along with our conservation partners, Ducks Unlimited and Audubon, we want to ensure that birds and wetlands thrive again.”

“The film is the cornerstone of a broader multi-platform and multi-national strategy to indelibly

brand the unique Prairie Wetlands. Until people understand the vital importance of this

ecosystem they cannot be counted on to save it,” says Executive Producer Chris Dorsey.

Wendy MacKeigan, CEO of Toronto-based SK Films and the film’s screenwriter, says “the entire team is very

proud of this honor and of this film, it is ultimately an uplifting story of hope.”

The film is currently showing in nearly 30 cities worldwide and is accompanied by an immersive educational and marketing outreach campaign for all-ages.


Learn more about the film at



Dorsey Pictures

Denver-based Dorsey Pictures, A Red Arrow Studios Company, is a Realscreen Global 100 television production company. www.dorseypictures.tv

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

Now celebrating its 60th year, McGraw is the nation's leading advocate for economic and program efficiency in conservation. www.mcgraw.org

SK Films

SK Films is an award-winning content provider and a global leader in the IMAX®/Giant Screen industry. Its mission is to entertain and inspire audiences and immerse them in the awe and wonder of the natural world. SKFilms.ca.

Press contact: Kevin Fay; kfay@dorseytv.com