New OMNIMAX film presents stunning wildlife footage in ‘Backyard Wilderness’

There’s a world of wonder out there. You only need to step into your backyard to discover it. Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is helping inspire local explorers and naturalists with its new OMNIMAX film Backyard Wilderness, opening October 23 in the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater.

Backyard Wilderness brings viewers nose-to-nose with the animals that roam the treetops, forest floor and pond bottoms in our own backyards. Created by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, the film surprises and entertains viewers with the unexpected delights of nature that are in our own neighborhoods. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms.

Backyard Wilderness is more amazing than anything you would see in a made-for-TV documentary. It’s stunning in its cinematography, making it a truly unique film for our equally unique OMNIMAX® Theater,” says Dave Duszynski, president of Mercury Museum Services, a subsidiary of Cincinnati Museum Center.

“We’re thrilled to have made this movie,” said filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd. “We live in a world where we are consumed with technology and the notion of instant gratification. Our desire for this film is to incite parents and children alike to slow down and embrace the small marvels of nature. No matter where you live, we all have access to unique and amazing outdoor environments that we can explore together at any age.”

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