Quinn Kanaly and Noel Dockstader

Filmmakers, Point of No Return

Creative partners for over a decade, filmmakers Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly tell thought-provoking, impactful documentary stories about social issues, history, science, exploration and the environment.

In their latest collaboration, newly released theatrical documentary Point of No Return, the Co-Directors go to extraordinary lengths to capture the drama of Solar Impulse's audacious attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Several years in the making, they knew from the beginning this story had the potential to be one of the most important pioneering adventures of our time⏤and were compelled to capture it. Over 10 months, the Co-Directors found themselves on opposite sides of the world, tracking the unfolding drama both on the tarmac and at mission control⏤connected only by their cell phones and a collaborative vision to bring this real-life drama to the big screen.

Prior to Point of No ReturnDockstader and Kanaly’s collaborative works at Far West Film have been broadcast in the US and internationally on National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian and PBS. Previous films include Extreme Ice for PBS/NOVA, following photographer James Balog as he documents the effects of melting ice sheets and glaciers around the world, and Collapse, a two-hour special for National Geographic based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jared Diamond. Other documentaries for National Geographic’s award-winning “Explorer” Series include How to Build an Ancient ManSearch for the Head of John the BaptistDeath of the IcemanMammoth MysterySearch for Amelia Earhart and Peru: Mass Grave Mystery.