Parallax Film Productions

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Parallax Film Productions produces factual and dramatic content for domestic and international markets.[1]

The company was founded in 1997 by Ian Herring[2] and is based in the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada area.[3]


Parallax Films was founded by Ian Herring in 1996 to produce a special brand of content to explore the world of science and history for Canadian and international audiences. The team combines powerful storytelling with unprecedented visuals to provide the audience with experiences that stimulate the mind and captivate the senses. Parallax Film Productions has delivered more than fifty-five hours of factual and dramatic programs to broadcasters all over the world and produces content in HD and 3D for multiple media platforms and films all new projects in UHD.

Exclusive footage includes sinking, and later retrieving, cameras on scuttled vessels,[4][5][6] using high speed cameras to film explosive demolition at 300+ frames per second[7][8][9] and mounting cameras on buildings to capture intricate details of implosions.[10][11]

Parallax Film documentaries have aired on several networks including Discovery Channels (US, Canada and International), National Geographic Channels (US, Canada and International), History Channel (US), Channel 4 (UK), FIVE (UK), DMAX (Germany), RAI (Italy), TV Asahi (Japan), PBS NOVA and Nature and History Television (Canada).[12]

Current productions[edit]

Hell Below[edit]

Hell Below is an event-based series charting the stealth game of subsea warfare, tracking the dramatic narrative from contact to attack of the greatest submarine patrols of World War II. Currently airing on The Smithsonian Channel in the US.[13]

Past productions[edit]

The Nature of Things: The Eagles Next Door[edit]

The Eagles Next Door is an episode in CBC’s series The Nature of Things. The Eagles Next Door captures the phenomenon of the Bald Eagle coming back from the brink of extinction and reveals how many of the birds have taken up residence in the suburbs of Vancouver.

Bahama Blue[edit]

Bahama Blue is a six-part television series that aired on Love Nature in Canada. Captured in 4k cinematography, combined with intimate aerials, extraordinary macro photography and signature ‘tide lapses’ Bahama Blue is this Bahamas beyond the beaches.

Blue Holes and Caves
The Sand Flats
Open Water

Battle Castle[edit]

Battle Castle, a documentary series about medieval fortifications, military technology and sieges, airs on History Television in Canada, Discovery Channels International and BBC.

Crac Des Chevaliers
Château Gaillard


Blowdown, a documentary series about explosive demolition, airs on History Television in Canada and National Geographic Channels International.[14] Blowdown follows Controlled Demolition, Inc., of Phoenix, Maryland[15] as they prepare and implode modern megastructures.[16]

The next Blowdown demolition is scheduled for August 2010: CDI plans to implode a stadium in Brazil to make way for a new FIFA World Cup host facility.[17] Parallax Film will shoot, cut and deliver the entire show in 3D for international broadcast.

World Cup Demolition
Nuclear Plant
Vegas Casino
Rocket Tower
Miami Hotel
Super Stadium
Spy Ship
Going for the Record

Ancient Megastructures[edit]

The Great Pyramid
Chartres Cathedral
Machu Picchu
[Angkor Wat
Istanbul's Hagia Sophia
The Alhambra
St. Paul's Cathedral


Sinking an Aircraft Carrier
Sinking a Destroyer
Super Pipeline
Future Train

Jobs in the Danger Zone[edit]

Salvage Divers
Atlantic Cowboys
Blow Out

When Disaster Strikes[edit]

California Mudslide
New Orleans
Pipe Disaster


Grizzlies of Kamchatka
Last Battle of Hampton Gray
Last Flight of Bomber 31
Sen Toku: Search for Japan's Ghost Fleet


  1. Home | Parallax Film Productions Inc. | 3D filmmakers. Retrieved on October 22, 2011.
  2. "Parallax Films | Ultra High Definition Storytellers". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  3. "Parallax Films | Ultra High Definition Storytellers". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  4. "Spyship | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  5. "Sinking an aircraft carrier | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  6. "Sinking a destroyer | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  7. "Rocket Tower | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  8. "Super Stadium | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  9. "Nuclear Explosion | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  10. "Vegas Casino | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  11. "The Miami Job | Parallax Films". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  12. "Parallax Films | Ultra High Definition Storytellers". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  13. "Hell Below". Smithsonian Channel. Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  14. ""Blowdown" Series in High Definition | Controlled Demolition, Inc". Retrieved 2016-08-03.
  15. Controlled Demolition, Inc. |. Retrieved on October 22, 2011.
  16. About Us | Controlled Demolition, Inc. Retrieved on October 22, 2011.
  17. Fonte Nova project is approved by FIFA. Retrieved on October 22, 2011.

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