Dream Big: Engineering Our World - Interview

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering.

From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar-powered car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.

With its inspiring human stories and spell- binding giant-screen visuals, Dream Big also reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.

Director Greg MacGillivray

Director Greg MacGillivray

Directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, the film is narrated by Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges. 

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars, and smart, sustainable cities, “DREAM BIG” celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the creativity and compassion that drive engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

“I am a believer in encouraging our youth to make a difference in the world, and “DREAM BIG” encourages young people to do just that,” says narrator Jeff Bridges.

“As an innovator in his own field, Jeff Bridges brings his passion and inspiration to a film that encourages young people to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world,” says director Greg MacGillivray. “Teachers and parents are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering, and with “DREAM BIG” we hope to bring something new to that effort with an entertaining, visually spectacular film full of stirring human stories.”

DREAM BIG is the first giant screen project to promote the educational STEM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). MacGillivray Freeman Films and its partners at ASCE and Bechtel have produced educational materials to go with the film and are providing funding for programs at museums and science centers such as Engineering Festivals and Girls Night Out. Some of the targeted programming is meant to introduce middle and high-school girls to dynamic women engineer role models to encourage their interest in engineering careers. Also available are 50 hands-on engineering activities, educational videos, lesson plans for grades K-12 and other engineering-themed events. These educational components are hosted on the educational website www.DiscoverE.org/dreambig.

I spoke with director Greg MacGillivray and Engineer Angelica Hernandez( featured in the film) about Dream Big and how they hope it inspires young kids.  (CLICK BELOW) 

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World opens on February 17, 2017

OPENING DATES IN CANADA

Edmonton  - March 25th

Telus World of Science Edmonton

Regina - Feb 17th

Saskatchewan Science Centre 

Sudbury - Feb 17

Science North

Toronto Feb 17

Ontario Science Centre

Vancouver - March 4

Science World

Victoria  - Mar 13

Victoria IMAX Theatre