Set in Upstate New York’s Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, this visually stunning documentary paints an intimate portrait of a group of pilots who not only transcend the sterile world of modern aviation, but stay true to what pioneers help close to their hearts over 100 years ago. With the oldest flying airplane in North America, and one of the most impressive collections in the world, the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is truly a place where history comes to life.
CO-DIRECTOR: Devin Pickering
(Vaudeville Pictures) has been working in film for over fifteen years as an award winning Director, Editor, Composer and Director of photography. While past clients have included PBS, ESPN, and FOX television networks, his last feature Once In a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story (Editor, Score) premiered to a standing ovation at the TriBeCa Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the New Jersey Film Festival, and took home the coveted Audience Award at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2012. Devin is now a regular contributor for one of the largest providers of creative content Getty Images, and in 2013 he completed his first effort as director with the short film Aerodrome, won best short doc at Newport Beach Film Festival and nominated for best short Documentary at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival.
CO-DIRECTOR: James Foster
A seasoned crossplatform audio engineer, James has worked in many facets of the industry. His work for the renowned Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Dublin, Ireland, saw him with artists such as The Jonas Brothers and the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. James traveled the US as Front of House engineer for the european rock band Lluther, who saw their album single “in the Dollhouse” reach Virgin Rock Radio Airplay Top 20 in Italy, alongside U2 and Depeche Mode. Along with various other freelance production , James has worked with PBS’ Point of View programming director for location sound. Aerodrome, Nominated at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival for Best Short Documentary, is James’ first foray into film as a Director.
CO-PRODUCER: Francesco Cordaro
Francesco is a Hudson Valley based filmmaker and cofounder of Fusion Box Films. He has worked on films internationally and throughout the US, as well as working on AMC’s American Haunters. Francesco has worked alongside PBS’ Point of View programming director for location sound. Directed and edited with Devin Pickering (Cinematographer), he created the award winning narrative short Animus. His most recent project, “Aerodrome” won Best Short Documentary at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival and was nominated at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival.