Evanston, IL (October 27, 2017) – BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films are pleased to announce that Oceans: The Blue Planet is pre-leasing now for worldwide release on March 16, 2018 in all giant screen formats. The film, by the creators of the groundbreaking Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II series, will take audiences of all ages on a global odyssey, from coastal shallows to the freezing shores of Antarctica, revealing the untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures.
Oceans: The Blue Planet took nearly four years to film, with filmmakers employing specialized ultra high-definition cameras designed for the giant screen. The film is co-produced by Alucia Productions, a non-profit media company that works with research institutions and conservation organizations to chronicle ocean expeditions aboard their two research vessels, Alucia and Umbra. “Oceans: The Blue Planet is unprecedented in terms of underwater film-making, and has in fact led to new scientific discoveries about our oceans,” said Neil Nightingale, Creative Director of BBC Earth. “Audiences will be touched and dazzled by the incredible animal behavior – the stories that only our natural world can spin – captured in this film.”
“GSF is thrilled to bring the spectacular imagery and content of Oceans: The Blue Planet to giant screens around the world,” said Don Kempf, President of Giant Screen Films. “Ocean films have always been a successful and natural draw for giant screen venues, and this film, capitalizing on BBC Earth’s unique expertise in ocean-based filmmaking, is sure to astound audiences.”
Oceans: The Blue Planet will be available in all formats: 2D & 3D, 15/70 Dome, DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome Digital.
Contact Giant Screen Films for pre-leasing terms and more information.
About Giant Screen Films (GSF)
Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaboration and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com.
ABOUT BBC EARTH
BBC Earthis a global portfolio brand that invites audiences everywhere to engage with the wonders of our universe. We bring amazing premium content, television and experiences to the world, across multiple platforms including branded channels, live events, digital & social media, AR/VR, theatrical releases for cinema & giant screen films, and consumer products. We believe that celebrating and connecting with our world is more important than ever, across nature, science, space and the human race. Along with our partners we are continually innovating to find new stories and experiences to bring insight, enlightenment and fresh perspectives to inspire us to think and feel differently about our world. From the epic to the everyday, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the sheer wonder of being part of this amazing planet we call home.