Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Digital Studios, United Airlines Fly High on Olympics Film

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Digital Studios, United Airlines Fly High on Olympics Film

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Tribeca Digital Studios and United Airlines have teamed up to produce a documentary highlighting the glory of the Olympic Games, and they have made history in doing so.

The film is Destination: Team USA, and it highlights five athletes' journeys to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Earlier on Thursday [23], more than 175 travellers on United flight 408 from Newark to Chicago viewed a surprise screening of the film. Director Adam Hootnick, Team USA hopeful and one of the film's stars, Dartanyon Crockett, and producers from Tribeca were aboard the flight as well.

The screening represents the first time a US airline has commissioned a feature. "This documentary chronicles the intense training, the focus and the incredible commitment of these athletes as they travel the world with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in their sights," said Thomas F. …

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