A Legendary Transportation Pioneer

As the world transitioned from horses and steam ships to motor cars and flying machines, one man was ready to steer America through the transformation: Augustus Post, a legendary transportation pioneer of the early 20th century. Born into affluence in Brooklyn in 1873, Post purchased the first motor car in New York City, was the 13th man to fly an airplane in the U.S., and once held the world distance record in a balloon. More than a visionary and adventurer, Post was a leader among a gang of early thrill-seekers who brought forth a vision of the world where anyone could be an explorer.

Told through family members, historians who view Post as a key link in the modernization of transportation, animation, and an imagined radio announcer from the mythic 1950s, this hybrid documentary reveals Post’s wide-ranging achievements and interests. But it also explores a complex individual whose widely scrutinized marriage and divorce was a source of great pain until his later years when a new relationship brought him comfort and solace. Uncovered for the first time, the story of Augustus Post is an unforgettable tale of imagination, spectacle, and discovery.

Birds do not have flying-accidents, or landing-accidents... Flying to a bird is like walking to a man; the time will come when it will be as natural to man to fly as to walk. Then the question will be how.
Augustus Post

Film News

Now Airing on PBS Stations Across the Nation!


We are proud to announce the television and online premiere of The Unforgettable Augustus Post across Public Television stations nationwide! See it at home starting April 23, 2020 by checking our listings information for a local public television station near you. We will update this page weekly with details on upcoming air dates and times.

Winner! Best Documentary Short


This past weekend, Producer John Moreno accepted the award for Best Documentary in the Short Film Awards from the Chelsea Film Festival. Congratulations to the whole AP team!

Official Selection at St Louis International Film Festival


Augustus will be shown at the Academy Award qualifying event SLIFF this November! More details to in mid-October.

Winner! Best Editing at International Motor Film Awards


Editor Kevin Jones takes home the Best Editing award for the IMFA in London, England.

Official Selection at Napa Valley Film Festival


We are proud to announce that we've been honored as an official selection of NVFF - Playing November 13-17, 2019.

Official Selection at 2019 Chelsea Film Festival


The Unforgettable Augustus Post will screen in Short Film Series 9 on October 19th at 11am. Join us at the AMC LOEWS 34th Street on 312 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001.

Official Selection at 2019 Orlando Film Festival


We are excited to announce that we've been accepted as an official selection for the Orlando Film Festival.

Winner at IndieFest Film Awards!


Hailed as “informative and outrageously creative,” The Unforgettable Augustus Post was awarded an Award of Excellence for the Documentary Short category at IndieFest Film Awards.

The Amazing Adventures of Augustus Post


He was an intrepid pioneer of both automobiling and aviation. But that was just the beginning…

Press Pack

Download the press pack from The Unforgettable Augustus Post below.