Large format is the biggest and highest quality film format that exists nowadays. It is usually known as IMAX®, and it is a film negative with 15 perforations by 70 millimeters, that gives a quality of image 10 times better than the usual 35 millimeters film.
In Orbita Max we are creators of the first Spanish large format film, “Mystery of the Nile”, the most successful large format documentary film in 2005, the year of its opening.
After the success of “Mystery of the Nile” we keep working on the development and production of new large format films for giant screen theatres.
Mystery of the Nile is a breathtaking large format cinematic adventure that takes audiences on an expedition down the world’s greatest and most deadly river, the Blue Nile. For 114 days, a team of explorers led by Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown face seemingly insurmountable challenges—class VI rapids, dangerous crocodiles and hippos, gunfire from bandits, malaria, sand storms and the fierce desert sun—as they make their way along all 3,250 miles of the river to became the first in history to complete a full descent of the Blue Nile from source to sea. Throughout this journey that crosses Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, the beauty and wonder of the magnificent Nile region are revealed as never before.
Mystery of the Nile is a co-production of Órbita Max, a company specialized in audiovisual documentary content in various formats, and MacGillivray Freeman Films, two-time Oscar-nominated producers of some of the most successful titles in the large format industry, including Everest and Coral Reef Adventure. Mystery of the Nile is the first large format film produced by a Spanish production company.
Ethiopia: Lake Tana, Lalibela, Tissisat Falls and the great canyon of the Blue Nile.
Sudan: Khartoum where the Blue and White Nile meet, and the black pyramids of Meroe.
Egypt: Lake Nasser, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria.
With Participation Of:
Institut Català de Finances
Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals
Ministerio de Cultura -ICAA
Televisió de Catalunya
Special Thanks to:
Ministry of Information of Ethiopia
Ministry of Tourism of Ethiopia
External Information Council of Sudan
Ministry of Information of Egypt
G.P. Putnam's Sons