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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.

Magic Journey to Africa
Mystery of the Nile
Wired to Win
The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant
Mystery of the Nile
Year: 2005
Length: 47'
Director: Jordi Llompart
Orbita Max
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Genre: Giant Screen Documentary
Theme: Discovery
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.
Archeologist Myriam Seco
Expedition Leader Pasquale Scaturro
Hydrologist Mohammed Megahed
Journalist Saskia Lange
Kayaker Gordon Brown
Photographer Michel L'Huillier
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
Discovery Channel
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Mountain Travel Sobek
Distributed By:
MacGillivray Freeman Films Distribution / T. +1 (949) 494 1055
Festivals and Awards:
2005 Journey of the Year Award
Sociedad Geográfica Española
Best Marketing by Distributor
Giant Screen Theatre Association
Best Phography
Giant Screen Theatre Association
Best Soundtrack
Giant Screen Theatre Association
Best-Received Film award in the Dome category
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum
Film of Outstanding Content
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum
Film of Outstanding Sound
Shanghai Science & Technology Museum
Special Achievement Award
Giant Screen Theatre Association
The Grand Prize
11th La Géode Large Format Film Festival
The Public’s Choice Prize
11th La Géode Large Format Film Festival
The Youth Prize
11th La Géode Large Format Film Festival
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