LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Finding Noah," a new feature documentary releasing from 17K ASL and Alchemy, brings to life an archaeological expedition in search of Noah's Ark. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, the film follows a team of archaeologists, theologians and explorers as they summit one of the world's most dangerous mountains in a quest to discover a highly sought after piece of history.
For thousands of years, mankind has been fascinated by the story of a global flood and one family's dramatic escape in a homemade vessel. Versions of the story appear in almost every culture, but the most well known is the biblical account of Noah found in Genesis.
Historical reports, scientific evidence and biblical accounts point to Mount Ararat, now located in Eastern Turkey, as the Ark's final resting place. "Finding Noah" examines this evidence in detail, while chronicling the harrowing journey of a team of men in their search for the Ark.
"Noah's Ark is one of history's greatest mysteries, and it is an object of great historical, cultural and spiritual significance," said Brent Baum, the director and producer of "Finding Noah." "There was so much evidence leading to Mount Ararat, it seemed irresponsible not to look for it there. Filming the search for Noah's Ark has become one of the most amazing adventures of my life."
Known as Agri Dagh or "Painful Mountain," Mount Ararat is located in one of the most volatile geopolitical regions in the world. The "Finding Noah" expedition had to brave dangerous environmental challenges, deadly rock and ice falls, hidden crevasses, hypoxia and even terrorism in their quest to find the Ark. "Finding Noah" is not only a chronicle of a scientific mission, but a picture of how far the human spirit will go to achieve a goal.
"Finding Noah" will be shown October 8, 2015, during a one-time event in select U.S. theaters through a partnership with Fathom Events. The event will include the full-length feature, as well as a panel discussion with archeologists, theologians, filmmakers and expedition team members. For more information, visit http://www.fathomevents.com/event/finding-noah.
"Finding Noah" will be available in all major channels including DVD, Digital, Streaming and church events in early 2016.
"Our partnerships with Fathom and Alchemy give us the opportunity to bring this adventure to audiences nationwide," said Baum. "We are excited to share our journey with the world."
17K ASL is a Los Angeles based creative development and production company with headquarters at the Sunset Gower Studios. Partner Brent Baum is a film producer and director based in Los Angeles. As a film executive he has helped develop, produce, finance, sell and distribute over a dozen motion pictures, including "The Wedding Planner," "Eye of the Beholder," "Thomas and the Magic Railroad," "Beautiful" and "Buying the Cow."
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide. This includes live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera; the performing arts; major sporting events; music concerts; comedy series; Broadway shows; original programming featuring entertainment's biggest stars; socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A; and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. Under CEO Bill Lee's direction, the company has distributed the work of some of the world's finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron. Recent successes include "Welcome to Me," "Survivor," "Elsa & Fred," "Fading Gigolo," "What Maisie Knew," "Rampart" and "Bernie."
NOTE TO EDITORS: For more information about "Finding Noah" please visit www.findingnoah.com. To arrange an interview with a "Finding Noah" filmmaker or cast member or for a screener of the film, please contact Katie Martin at 972.267.1111 or via e-mail at Katie@alarryross.com
SOURCE 17K ASL