|2007, 17 mins. (AFI)
Director: Joseph Mauceri
Screenwriters: Jonathan Eisen and Joseph Mauceri
Producer: Seth Kamphuijs
Screenwriter: Jonathan Eisen
Director of Photography: Andrew Zeiderman
Editor: Meghan Hernandez
Production Designer: Jennifer Bash
Cast: Casper Van Dien, Joseph Benmiloud
|January 7th, 1785. The birds have dominated the skies and gone relatively unchallenged as rulers of the aerial kingdom ...until now.
Eccentric French Inventor, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and his American financier, Dr. John Jeffries are embarking on a journey to become the first men to cross the English Channel in a hydrogen balloon. This unlikely pair is bringing a set of wings to row through the air, the first bag of international airmail and a bottle of cognac to celebrate their success, but before these pioneers of aviation can write their page in history, they’ll need to first survive the crossing.
|How a Hot Air Balloon Works|
PBS.org: The Science of Ballooning