"Galapagos 3D", one More Future Success with Richard Attenborough
nWave Pictures has acquired IMAX distribution rights to Galapagos 3D, the coming documentary with David Attenborough from Colossus Productions (London, UK). Written and narrated by naturalist David Attenborough, produced by Anthony Geffen and directed by Martin Williams, the film explores the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Galapagos 3D will be released to IMAX theatres and other giant screen cinemas in February 2014 and will be available in 38- and 20-minute versions in 3D stereoscopic format as well as in 2D and 4K. The industry premiere will take place on September 15 in Ottawa, Canada during the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) 2013 Conference at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Galapagos 3D was filmed in native 3D on location over a 10-month period in 2012, and the entire production lasted 15 months.
Galapagos 3D will take you to a paradise unlike any other, where life has played out in relative isolation over millions of years. It’s a biological wonderland comprising some 9,000 species with approximately 80% of the land-dwelling population being indigenous to these enchanted islands.
This extraordinary wildlife has adapted to their unique environment, forging unlikely companionships and surviving against all odds. In these remote volcanic islands, giant half-ton long-necked tortoises lumber among dancing blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. Penguins thousands of miles away from their natural habitats share the seas with unique marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses.
“Galapagos is full of dramas, and it is also full of very, very charismatic animals which, because they’re uniquely unafraid of humans, you can get up close to and film: it’s a natural for 3D,” explains David Attenborough. “It’s one of the wonders of the world, and the animals are absolutely riveting in 3D.”
GSCA 2013 Conference
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nWave Studios, an associate company of StudioCanal, is the first fully integrated digital studio in the world specializing exclusively in the production and distribution of stereoscopic/3D films. The studio’s history dates back to 1993, when it was founded by Ben Stassen and D&D Entertainment Group, a TV production company.
The company quickly established itself as the world’s leading independent producer and distributor of specialty films for location-based entertainment and institutional venues. In 2011, nWave secured a co-production, co-financing and worldwide distribution deal for four new feature-length 3D animated films with Paris-based Studio Canal including “The House of Magic 3D” set for release December 2013. nWave Studios is headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a sales office in Burbank, CA, USA. nWave Pictures Distribution is on Facebook.
Galapados3D is on IMDB.
Source: nWave Press Release.