Sky Captain to Fly at New York’s HDFEST

A special screening of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow has been added to the HDFEST New York lineup. The screening will take place on Sunday December 5th at The Tribeca Grand Screening Room, 2 Avenue of the Americas at 7:30pm.

Written and directed by newcomer Kerry Conran, Sky Captain blends live actors with computer-generated environments and animated elements like giant, Fleischer-style robots. Conran’s own effects studio, WOT, contributed to the film’s pixel magic, as did ILM, Stan Winston Digital, Café FX, Gray Matter FX, The Orphanage, Pacific Title Digital, Pixel Liberation Front, Ring of Fire, R!OT, Rising Sun Pictures, Hybride Technologies, Engine Room, EFilm, Luma Pictures and Rising Sun Pictures.

All the films screened at HDFEST (including a Sunday Dec. 5 screening of Phil Tippett’s Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation) showcase a wide range of techniques using digital technology and originate on a variety of high-definition cameras. In addition, a panel discussion titled “How the Independent Filmmaker can Benefit from HD Technology” is scheduled for Saturday December 4th and will include HD directors and industry experts speaking about their experiences with the technology and offering advice to new HD filmmakers.

The HDFEST 2004 World Tour began this past May in Sydney, Australia. Additional 2004 HDFEST events were held in London, Finland, South Florida, and Los Angeles. Tickets ($8 for each screening) for the New York HDFEST events can be purchased through HDFEST’s website For information about HDFEST New York visit or call 321-206-5343.