Boeing Centennial Projection Spectacular 2017-07-24T17:52:13+00:00

Project Description

An Immersive Show On a Vast Scale

Boeing Field,

On 15 July 2016, 100 years to the day since William E. Boeing turned his attention to the thrilling and world-changing field of aviation, 59 Productions mounted an immersive show on a vast scale – The Boeing Centennial Projection Spectacular – for more than 80,000 spectators, across 30 performances, at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington.

Featuring five different aeroplanes, including the iconic 747 Jumbo Jet and the 787 Dreamliner – this once-in-a-lifetime event was also the first of its kind: theatre with aeroplanes – where 50,000lb jet-airliners took centre-stage in a specially-choreographed performance celebrating the rich history of Boeing, a company that has shaped modern history and helped shrink our world.

Using cutting-edge technology, each 20-minute projection mapping performance provided a spectacular visual showcase spanning a century of history and creativity. Alongside five aircraft playing starring roles, it was also an event that paid tribute to the people at the heart of Boeing: from its founding members to its modern-day staff, its clients and collaborators across the world.


Produced by

The Production Network



59 Team

Creative Director

Richard Slaney

Video Director

Lysander Ashton


Mark Grimmer

Original Music by

Jeff Beal

Sound Design

Tom Hackley

3D Design

Jenny Melville

Lighting Design

Benjamin Pearcy

Lighting Director

Anthony Pearson

Financial Controller

Suzanne James

Creative Assistant

Hannah Fasching

Production Assistant

Rebecca Collis


Kaal Page
Katie Jackson


Technical Director

Benjamin Pearcy

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler

Video / Lighting Supervisor

Zach Peletz

Technical Intern

Zakk Hein


Senior Animator

Nick Corrigan
Edd Stockton

Line Producer

Akhila Krishnan


Aaron Brady
David Curtis
Sean Kothe
Joseph Pierce
Jarek Radecki
Jesse Richards
Nicol Scott


Doug Walker


Georgia Clegg
Gareth Damian Martin
José Macena

Data Wrangler

Ashwin Arvind