Location: Bay Area Skydiving (Byron, CA)
Aircraft: King Air
Canopy: Pulse 150
Jump Type: Tracking
Also on Jump: Ben Myles
‘BIRDMEN’ tells the story of wingsuit pioneers and present-day proximity fliers that risk everything to push the boundaries of human flight. Traveling around Europe with an elite group of modern day wingsuiters, we learn the how and why of this relatively unknown fringe sport. Finally the future of the sport is envisioned, where scientists in Switzerland explain how pilots can soon achieve perfectly balanced and relatively safe flight paths using cruise-control autonomous systems and small engines.
‘BIRDMEN’ is the first documentary ever made that covers the past, present, and future of the sport.
FEATURING: Matt Gerdes, Mike Steen, Ellen Brennan, Patrick De Gayardon, Loic Jean-Albert, Jeb Corliss, Yvess Rossy
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Proximity Productions
PRODUCER: Team Thirteen
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Matt Sheridan
CAMERAWORK: Kevin Steen, John James, Vinnie Urgo, Matt Sheridan
AERIAL CAMERAWORK: Noah Bahnson
EDITING: Matt Sheridan and Shane McFalls
MUSIC: Milton Menasco
Cast: Team Thirteen