Fly Away Home


1h 50m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Following the death of her mother, thirteen-year-old Amy is bundled off to the Ontario farm to live with her estranged father, Thomas, an artist/inventor who has shaped his environment to reflect his eclectic interests. One day, Amy's travels through the farm's woods lead to a discovery that touches her: a nest of orphaned goose eggs. She nurtures the eggs until they hatch and, since geese imprint on whoever they see first, Amy becomes Mother Goose. Seeing his daughter's happiness, Thomas does not have the heart to deny her family of goslings. The young geese thrive but their idyll is disturbed when an officious wildlife officer tells Thomas that it is illegal to raise wild geese without clipping their wings. Thomas knows that nature will compel the geese to migrate south, but they've never learned to fly and with no other geese to show them how, they seem doomed. Thomas, however, has found a cause and decides to use his modest flying skills and hang glider experience to teach the geese to fly.

Film Details

Also Known As
Den långa resan, Volando libre
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Following the death of her mother, thirteen-year-old Amy is bundled off to the Ontario farm to live with her estranged father, Thomas, an artist/inventor who has shaped his environment to reflect his eclectic interests. One day, Amy's travels through the farm's woods lead to a discovery that touches her: a nest of orphaned goose eggs. She nurtures the eggs until they hatch and, since geese imprint on whoever they see first, Amy becomes Mother Goose. Seeing his daughter's happiness, Thomas does not have the heart to deny her family of goslings. The young geese thrive but their idyll is disturbed when an officious wildlife officer tells Thomas that it is illegal to raise wild geese without clipping their wings. Thomas knows that nature will compel the geese to migrate south, but they've never learned to fly and with no other geese to show them how, they seem doomed. Thomas, however, has found a cause and decides to use his modest flying skills and hang glider experience to teach the geese to fly.

Crew

Scotty Allan

Lighting Technician

Bob Allen

Assistant Editor

Allan Angus

Stunts

Christopher Ball

Assistant Director

Carol Baum

Producer

David R Beecroft

Hair Stylist

Stephen Belanger

Set Production Assistant

Mark Berger

Rerecording

Wayne Bezner-kerr

Animal Wrangler

Hans Bjerno

Camera Operator

Larry Blanford

Camera Operator

Maribeth Board

Craft Service

Deirdre Bowen

Casting

Russell Bowie

Assistant Camera Operator

Daniel R Bradette

Property Master

Carlo Campana

Key Grip

Reuben Cannon

Casting

Gary Capo

Director Of Photography

Gary Capo

Dp/Cinematographer

Shane Cardwell

Stunt Man

William Carrick

Consultant

Kim B Christensen

Sound Effects Editor

Angelo Colavecchia

Camera Operator

Yvonne Collins

Assistant Camera Operator

Dan Conley

Set Decorator

Murray W Cooper

Special Thanks To

Ciaran Copelin

Assistant Camera Operator

Caleb Deschanel

Dp/Cinematographer

Caleb Deschanel

Director Of Photography

Marie-sylvie Deveau

Costume Designer

Patrick Dodd

Sound Editor

Joseph Duff

Stunt Man

John Eckert

Unit Production Manager

John Eckert

Associate Producer

Frank Eldridge

Driver

Frank Eulner

Sound Effects Editor

Malcolm Fife

Foley Editor

Sara Fillmore

Production Coordinator

Seamus Flannery

Production Designer

Sean Flannery

On-Set Dresser

Sandy Gallin

Executive Producer

Douglas Ganton

Sound

Kirk Goolsby

Consultant

Lori Greenberg

Production Coordinator

Bill Hagan

Driver

Michael Hall

Assistant Camera Operator

Jacqueline Hampton

Assistant Camera Operator

Billy Hansard

Special Effects

Will Hoddinott

Assistant Location Manager

John Houston

Assistant Director

Mark Hryma

Camera Equipment

Fred Ionson

Transportation Captain

Mark Isham

Music

Alan Kapler

Animator

Rick Kline

Rerecording

Stephen Krause

Sound

Ann Kroeber

Sound Effects Editor

Ken Kugler

Music Conductor

Keith Large

Unit Location Manager

Bill Lishman

3-D Models

Bill Lishman

Book As Source Material

Bill Lishman

Stunt Man

Geordie Lishman

Animal Wrangler

Christina Luescher

Art Director

David Macdonald

Dga Trainee

Florence Macgregor

Animal Wrangler

John Mackenzie

Construction Coordinator

Martin Malivoire

Special Effects Coordinator

Mark Manchester

Key Grip

John Mariella

Visual Effects Supervisor

Deborah Marks

Other

Alice Mazelet

Other

Blanche Mcdermaid

Script Supervisor

Vince Mckewin

Screenplay

Michael J Mckinnell

Script Supervisor

Kyle Menzies

Visual Effects

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Donald J. Mowat

Makeup

Bob Munroe

Consultant

Doug Murray

Sound Effects Editor

Malcolm Nefsky

Grip

John Nelles

Dialect Coach

Margie O'malley

Foley Artist

Charlene Olson

Assistant Editor

David Orr

Color Timer

David Parker

Rerecording

Sean Parker

Office Assistant

Craig Pettigrew

Music Editor

Linda Petty

Wardrobe Supervisor

John Platt

Assistant Camera Operator

Kayla Popp

Assistant Director

Jeffrey W Poulis

Assistant Property Master

Stephen Price

Executive Producer

Richard Quinn

Dialogue Editor

Joe E. Rand

Music Editor

Bruce Raymer

Transportation Co-Captain

Michael Robertson

Stunt Man

Michael Robertson

Pilot

Robert Rodat

Screenplay

Norma Rose

Assistant Art Director

Howard Rothschild

Location Manager

Jill Samson

Assistant Director

Jack Sanderson

Stunt Man

Ian D Scott

Lighting

Takashi Seida

Photography

Elizabeth Senyi

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mel Shakespeare

Special Thanks To

Tracy Shaw

Dolly Grip

Gavin Shire

Consultant

Dr. William Sladen

Consultant

Nicholas C Smith

Editor

Nicole Smith

Editor

Lisa Storer

Assistant Sound Editor

Ivan Sutton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David Tommasini

Helicopter Pilot

Elizabeth Tompkins

Production Accountant

Reynald Trudel

Boom Operator

Richard Vanheuvelen

3-D Models

John Veitch

Producer

David Watts

Scenic Artist

Lewin Webb

Assistant Director

Greg Wells

Animal Wrangler

Kelly Whitlock

Consultant

Laurence Wiese

Location Assistant

Ron Wisman

Assistant Editor

Dan Wladyka

Property Master

David Woodhouse

Stunt Man

Simon Wookey

Office Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Den långa resan, Volando libre
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Family
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1996 award for Best Family Film from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Released in United States Fall September 13, 1996

Re-released in United States November 8, 1996

Released in United States on Video February 11, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Completed shooting October 19, 1995.

Began shooting July 17, 1995.

Released in United States Fall September 13, 1996

Re-released in United States November 8, 1996

Released in United States on Video February 11, 1997

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 30 - September 2, 1996.)