Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley viewed Woods award-winning documentary Gray Eagles and contacted him about making a film that would be Dunkerleys gift to the Hawaiian Airlines team for their dedication to the company. The starting point was extensive research in the Hawaiian Airlines archive, including sifting through an enormous amount of archival footage. For Woods, a Director/Cameraman who has shot over 500 commercial campaigns and is well-known for his work in action sports and lifestyle, this project represented an exciting challenge: to capture the history and culture of Hawaiian Airlines, one of the nations oldest and safest airlines. Woods shot all exteriors and interviews in Hawaii with a limited crew. We were frugal with our budget because of the amount of footage we wanted to shoot, notes the Director, who put the Canon Digital 7D camera to the test for the first time and has become a proponent of the new technology. I am a very physical Director/Cameraman and rarely use locked-down shots, Woods adds. The Canon 7D is like a still camera in your hands, so it is a new way of working and shooting which allows for a great deal of movement and flexibility. Woods directed all of the aerials, which were shot using the gyro-stabilized Cineflex System. Shooting this film was a real opportunity for me, explains Woods, who is also a pilot. It is an amazing story for an Airlines to have been in business since 1929, so that unto itself is a great story to tell. But add to that, the culture of Hawaii and the people who make up this company; they are what has sustained the Airlines. Building on my experience making Gray Eagles, this gave me a chance to shoot another heartfelt, documentary-style film and collaborate with someone who now I consider a personal friend, Mark Dunkerley. Other recent projects for Mirror Films Director Chris Woods includes a series of commercials for the cross-promotion for the holiday release of major motion picture Tron: Legacy, as well as commercial campaigns for Chevy, Dodge, Michelob Ultra, Budweiser and Busch Gardens. A long-time collaborator with SeaWorld, Woods worked on a series of film and media projects with the national marine mammal park throughout 2010.