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Local production company Lensea Film contributed to IMAX documentary “The Blue Angels”

Northwest Florida-based production company Lensea Film provided crew and gear support during the filming of the new IMAX release, "The Blue Angels."
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Northwest Florida-based production company Lensea Film provided crew and gear support during the filming of the new IMAX release, “The Blue Angels.”

  • The documentary, directed by Paul Crowder and shot by director of photography Jessica Young, features never-before-seen footage chronicling a year with the Blue Angels, from team selection through training and the show season.

Several local crew members from the NWFL production community contributed to the film, including:

  • Destyn Patera (2nd unit DP, gaffer, camera operator)
  • Austin Owens (production assistant)
  • Sean Peterson (production sound mixer)
  • Jared Cramblet (production assistant)
  • Chris Vargas (gaffer)
  • David Cooke (digital imaging technician)
  • Lani Thomas (production assistant)
  • Liam Dunaway (gaffer)
  • Marvin Holdman (production sound mixer)
  • Leah Holcomb (production assistant)

“Working with Lensea has been such a wonderful experience,” said Bridget Topp, co-producer of the film. “Each one of the team members are exceptional in their field and have been such a pleasure to work with. They are an organized and cohesive team that if I could, I would bring on every project.”

Destyn Patera, founder of Lensea Film, expressed pride in the local crew’s ability to work alongside industry professionals.

  • “As locals who were hired to support some of the film industry’s best technicians, we’re immensely proud and recognize the deeper significance of that message,” Patera said. “There’s a community in the panhandle of Florida that has helped cultivate skills that can stand toe to toe with some of the best.”

Patera also emphasized the growing potential for the film industry in the region.

“There’s a litany of new filmmakers coming on the scene here every day, and this type of project shows the possibilities of sustaining a career in this field and in this part of the world. We’re very optimistic about the future of film here and look forward to doing everything we can to contribute to the future of film in the Florida panhandle.”

“The Blue Angels” can be seen in theaters nationwide over the next week and will be available on Amazon Prime starting May 23.

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