'Flying Pumpkins' Arrives just in Time for Father's Day

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So you didn't think pumpkins could fly? Think again. Would you believe nearly a mile?

Since 1986 on the first weekend after Halloween, men and women, girls and boys have flocked to a field in Sussex County, Delaware to launch pumpkins in a friendly competition that has become a legend around the world.

Flying Pumpkins, The Legend of Punkin Chunkin is the feature documentary from director Costa Mantis that lives with 20 teams for one year as they build their dream machines for the annual "chunk." Meet the folks who started it all and the varied and passionate people of all ages, shapes and sizes who follow in their footsteps to make the pumpkin pilgrimage every November.

Meet Dr. Steve Siegars. He's a dentist from New Hampshire. With a lot of help from family and friends, he has built Yankee Siege, a trebuchet of welded scrap steel that stands over six stories tall. Meet Bruce Bradford. He's an ironworker from Michigan. He and his family and friends have built an air cannon with a barrel 150' long and holds the world distance record with a throw of over 4,400'. Meet the town councilman, the naturalist and the microbiologist from New Jersey who built a ferocious catapult. Meet BJ and Stephanie, an all womens team from Delaware. Meet the Orthodox high schoolers from the Bronx. Meet the Boy Scouts, the software engineers, the IT guys, the shrink, the little girls from Vermont - and all the good old boys and girls who started it all.

If you're looking for fun, look no further. If you like to laugh, you've come to the right place. If you didn't think pumpkins could fly, you need to think again.

What are you gonna get your dad for Father's Day? Another tie? Or a super-fantastic fun DVD on punkin chunkin? A tie? Punkin chunkin? Tie? Punkin chunkin? You decide!

You can find out more, like screenings, festivals, trailers, music videos and how to buy a DVD all on the website http://www.flyingpumpkinsthemovie.com . Please have fun - and tell all your friends about Flying pumpkins! Thanks.

Running time: 88 minutes
Format: HDV
Shot on location: Mulitple Canon XH-A1's; PhantomHD; 1080i/24F
Writer/Producer/Director: Costa Mantis
Composer: Adam Giacopuzzi

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