Les Icars Du Cinema 2019   

OWN THE SKY

5/5

"Beautiful, hilarious, terrifying, honest and real."

Loz Blain,  New Atlas

Self-flight heroes Nelson Tyler and Bill Suitor, join forces with rookie David Mayman on his gravity defying quest to build & fly the world’s first Jetpack. 

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The Sunday Times

CRITICS’ CHOICE
“Back in the early 1990s, Clive James regularly welcomed to his show a stuntman named Super Dave Osborne, a breezily determined character, played by Bob Einstein, whose daring exploits inevitably culminated in terrible injury. That sort of lunatic optimism and disregard for personal safety is what brought Australian David Mayman to Sydney Harbour in July to demonstrate his flying jet pack. Tourists gawped and traffic stopped as he whizzed over the water, alighting like a comic-book hero. This charming documentary is the tale of the previous 12 obsessive years, of melted shoes and fuel burns deep to the bone.” – Helen Stewart, The Times

In the media.

“A stunning testament to innovation, risk taking, invention and unstoppable will. It nakedly shows the two most valuable things that pioneers bring to the table – endless failures outweighed by even more endless resilience. ” – Loz Blain, New Atlas

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UK Goggleboxers watch Own The Sky with some amusing reactions!

IRISH TIMES

BEST ON TV
“Described as “Man on Wire with a jetpack”, Gregory Read’s fascinating documentary delves into the relentless obsession of Australian David Mayman, who embarked on the seemingly impossible quest of flying the world’s first jetpack around the Statue of Liberty in 2015. Shot over 10 years, the film looks back at the likes of the Wright Brothers and explains how they also must’ve looked like maniacs as they tried to launch themselves skyward on nothing but the power of their own ingenuity. But the main focus is Mayman, a qualified commercial helicopter pilot whose attempts to fulfil his childhood dream eventually turn into an all-consuming addiction that nearly costs him his family – and his life.” Kevin Courtney, Irish Times

zmos99
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What makes a great documentary? Great documentaries move you. And baby, this moved me! Great documentaries have a story arc. In Own the Sky, you really feel the upward struggle to create the world's first real jet pack. Combined with sincere interviews and moving music, it doesn't get much better than this.
Richard Burgmann
Richard Burgmann
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No holds barred real life adventure story. Wonderful exposition of the challenges and triumphs to bring genuinely new jet powered personal aviation to reality. This is the real deal of an idea and an ambition to do something years before the enabling technologies existed. A decades long overnight success.
Claudio Coutinho
Claudio Coutinho
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I watched with tears of emotion this incredible story of this project that I have followed for many years, I saw a lot of me with this passion, enthusiasm and determination. One day I will be a Jet Pack pilot!
Gaby in Seattle
Gaby in Seattle
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A thoroughly enjoyable and unvarnished documentary about a team of jetpack pioneers, led by David Mayman, who kept at it until they had a winner. Now I want a jetpack too!
Tony Davis
Tony Davis
Australian Financial Review
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Behind The Scenes

Jetpack man David Mayman and Film Director Gregory Read chat candidly about their 12 year journey together in this series of insightful post-documentary interviews.

” People tell me that I’ve come so far in 10 years, but we’re at day one of another 20-year adventure. “
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