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Lensea Film earns praise for new Blue Angels Film

NWFL-based production company Lensea Film provided crew and gear support during filming of the new IMAX release, “The Blue Angels.” The brand-new documentary features never-before-seen footage that chronicles a year with Blue Angels, from team selection, through training, and the show season.


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), and Lani Thomas (production assistant) all contributed to the film, alongside other locals from the NWFL production community including Liam Dunaway (gaffer), Marvin Holdman (production sound mixer), and Leah Holcomb (production assistant). Getting to work with some of filmmaking’s latest technology with industry professionals like director Paul Crowder and director of photography Jessica Young was a career highlight for all involved.

“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.”

“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,” said Destyn Patera, founder of Lensea Film. ”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. It says a lot about how far this market has come and the potential we have to grow from here. 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 May 23.