Air Boss is poised to make waves on its iTunes debut just as season 4 of its sister production The Aviators soared to become the #2 non-fiction television series within just three hours, second only to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Since its launch, The Aviators has reached no less than 50 million viewers in 100 different countries around the world.
"There are 12 million people who frequent air shows in North America alone," commented Anthony Nalli, producer and creator of Air Boss and The Aviators. "We also know there are many millions of other aviation fans around the world — many of whom will proactively seek out and download our iTunes episodes of Air Boss to extend their interest and passion for aviation. One of the reasons The Aviators has been so successful on iTunes is because fans can access content whenever they want, wherever they are in the world. There is no broadcast television or cable box required, and by visiting iTunes, viewers can choose to view content in original, stunning high definition picture quality."
Air Boss is a 'reality docuseries' that follows Wayne Boggs, the most famous 'air boss' in the world and brother of Boston Red Sox legend Wade Boggs. He is often referred to as the 'conductor' by those who know him since he is at the center of the air show orchestrating the planes, and revered by both aviation performers and fans. A veteran air show director and aerial choreographer, Boggs is also the recipient of the International Council of Air Shows’ (ICAS) “Sword of Excellence” award, which is among the most prestigious awards in the industry.
Nalli says that the demographic of Air Boss ranges from children to seniors and is not gender specific — making it perfect for the iTunes format. "People who are passionate about aviation are both young and old, male and female. Our program attracts everyone from seniors who are enthralled by war birds or large transport planes from the 1940s, as well as children of all ages who aspire to become pilots themselves someday."
Air Boss originally began as the crew was shooting an episode for The Aviators, when the crew did a two-minute sub-segment on Wayne Boggs, the 'air boss'. Nalli quickly discovered that Boggs not only had a magnetic personality, but was truly at the center of the flurry of activity behind the scenes at air shows. "He was also a God-fearing family man who was drop-dead fascinating to follow around with a camera," says Nalli.
The first episode features Chris Darnell and his incredible Shockwave Jet Truck – both the stars of yet another new FourPoints series entitled Jet Truck (www.jettruck.tv)
About Air Boss:
Air Boss, a FourPoints Television Production, is created by Anthony Nalli, who is also the producer and host of The Aviators. You can find a complete trailer of season one, and pilot episode is also available for limited media viewing upon request.
About FourPoints Television:
FourPoints Television Productions was launched in 2008 in Toronto, ON, by a group of aviators whose increasing involvement in television development and marketing led them to eventually focus their material on their own passions. Founded by long-time pilot Anthony Nalli, FourPoints began work on its first major initiative and flagship program, the documentary series “The Aviators,” in the spring of 2009. The Aviators now boasts more than 50 million viewers per week across the globe.
FourPoints’ mission is to tirelessly support the creation of exciting television programs to entertain and educate viewers with unique, compelling content, while serving as an attractive vehicle for sponsors and broadcasters. The company maintains production facilities in Toronto, ON, Los Angeles, CA and Oshkosh, WI.