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Upon first consideration, it might not seem the stuff of grand cinematic adventure. But could engineering secretly be an exciting, creative, heroic realm where the optimists of today are creating the life-saving, world-altering marvels that will make for a safer, more connected, more equal and even more awe-inspiring tomorrow?

With an eclectic, stereotype-bursting engineer cast, the huge story told by Dream Big answers that question with a resoundingly “yes” using a series of surprising human stories to expose the hidden world behind the most exciting inventions and structures across the world. It is not only a journey through engineering’s greatest wonders, but equally a tale of human grit, aspiration, compassion and the triumph of human ingenuity over life’s greatest challenges.


The project is so big, it is more than a movie—it’s part of a movement aimed at bringing engineering into the forefront of our culture. Dream Big is the first giant-screen film to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet as we head into the 21st Century and beyond. That’s why the film will be accompanied by ongoing educational, museum and community efforts to expose young people from all backgrounds to what engineering is…and what it can conjure in the world.

“The film reveals that engineering has at its core far more than math and science; it is just as much about getting creative, about helping people and even carving out our human destiny.”



Be inspired by engineers who are called to DREAM BIG every day, as they solve problems to create better lives for people worldwide.

  • Angelica Hernandez

    a Mexican immigrant turned leading Arizona engineer who got her start in the legendary robotics club at Carl Hayden High School

  • Avery Bang

    a daring, idealistic young engineer who builds bridges in 3rd World countries, connecting people with new opportunities

  • Steve Burrows

    a curiosity-driven British structural engineer who is a kind of time traveler, using cutting-edge technology to uncover the ancient past in China and construct the future in San Francisco

  • Menzer Pehlivan

    a Turkish-American who grew up wanting to be a movie star until a huge earthquake revealed another way to make a major impact on the world: by engineering buildings that keep people safe


Unveiling The Great Wall of China

What’s known today as The Great Wall of China is actually several structures and fortifications that combined stretch more than a staggering 13,000 miles.



“One Day”

Performed by Matisyahu

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“Brighter than the Sun”

Performed by Colbie Caillat

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“The Climb”

Performed by Miley Cyrus

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“On Top of the World”

Performed by Imagine Dragons

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