Matt Yoka‘s gripping documentary about Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard‘s live helicopter reporting over 1990s Los Angeles is the kind of story even a Hollywood screenwriter couldn’t concoct. We’re honored that MUBI has selected it for inclusion on their cinephile platform!
Charting some of the most momentous televised broadcasts in public memory, Matt Yoka’s fascinating documentary is a thrilling insider look at the nascent rise of helicopter news reporting. Set against an increasingly voyeuristic media landscape is a complex portrait of a marriage’s crash landing.
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Whirlybird was executive produced by World of Wonder‘s Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, with yours truly (full disclosure) as story consultant.
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