BBC Earth to Screen its First Two Giant Screen Releases at GSCA

September 18, 2014 – 1:11 pm

BBC EARTH TO SCREEN ITS FIRST TWO GIANT SCREEN RELEASES, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D AND TINY GIANTS 3D, AT GIANT SCREEN CINEMA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE IN TORONTO

Evanston, IL (Sept. 18, 2014) – BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films are proud to announce that the BBC Earth’s first two giant screen releases will be showcased at the GSCA conference in Toronto this weekend. The two films, Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D and Tiny Giants 3D, will be screening at the Scotia Bank IMAX Theatre on Saturday, September 20th.

“We are thrilled that BBC Earth is now officially entering the giant screen market,” said Don Kempf, President of Giant Screen Films. “GSF screened both Prehistoric Planet and Tiny Giants at its private company event in mid-August, and the reception by the giant screen theaters in attendance was overwhelmingly positive. Both films reflect the creative filmmaking and high production values that have been the BBC’s hallmark for decades.”

Neil Nightingale, Creative Director for BBC Earth said, “Creating our first giant screen features has been a fascinating challenge. The size of the canvas allows us to really bring the audience into the world of the film; you’re diving into burrows and walking in the footsteps of dionsaurs. These are vivid encounters that bring visitors face to face with tiny heroes and prehistoric marvels in a way that we hope will ignite imaginations. I’m looking forward to sharing our work with the giant screen community in Toronto.”

“The heart of the institutional programming for the giant screen is documentaries,” said Diane Carlson, Vice President of Guest Services and Theaters at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. “BBC Earth joining the giant screen filmmaking community is a wonderful addition and I look forward to their contributions.”

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D takes audiences to an extraordinary prehistoric world, revealing the story behind the lives of dinosaurs and the challenges they faced in a constant battle of survival, all told with the most ambitious of CGI visuals. Tiny Giants 3D tells the story of the day in the life of two little heroes, a chipmunk in the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and a scorpion mouse in the unforgiving desert of the Wild West. Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, it is a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D will screen at the Scotia Bank IMAX Theater at 9:55am on Saturday, September 20th and Tiny Giants 3D will screen immediately afterward at 10:40am.

THEATER TESTIMONIALS:
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: PREHISTORIC PLANET 3D
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet has been a hit with our audiences since we opened it in our 3D digital theater in July. Families love it, and it’s outperformed the next highest-attended title two-to-one. This has been our best summer since opening the theater, and it’s continuing to get strong bookings with school groups.”
Kathryn Chapman
Director of Theaters
The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA)

“I thought Prehistoric Planet was a truly spectacular film. The CGI was unbelievably good and really immersed me in the era of the dinosaurs. On a scale of 1-10, I rate it a 10.”
Rodney Daniels
Director of Guest Services, Security & Theatre Operations
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans, LA)

Prehistoric Planet has the most realistic dinosaurs to ever grace the giant screen. There is superb educational content as well–exciting and breathtaking. It should be a big hit with audiences worldwide.”
Tony Hardy
CTI Theater Manager
Pink Palace Museum (Memphis, TN)

TINY GIANTS 3D
Tiny Giants is wonderful … a great family film! The characters are adorable, the story is engaging and the pacing is great. The cinematography is also very cleverly done with great close-ups and dramatic effects. I’m not usually a big fan of rodents, but I sure was rooting for these little guys!”
Michele Canto
Director of Marketing and Business Operations
Canadian Museum of Civilisation (Hull, Quebec)

Tiny Giants is a marvel of ‘point of view’ film-making. Its leading characters, a forest chipmunk and a desert mouse, are as appealing and brave as any guardian of the galaxy. Don’t miss the battle of the chipmunks!”
Kim Cavendish
President
Museum of Discovery and Science (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

“I and other exhibitors are very excited about BBC Earth’s new release, Tiny Giants. I am looking forward to programming it as something very special for our youngest guests.”
Diane Carlson
Vice President of Guest Services and Theaters
Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)

ABOUT BBC EARTH
BBC Earth is a global factual brand which seeks to inspire audiences in the UK and worldwide with the most incredible sights, stories and characters from the natural world. Commercially and internationally the brand is managed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Since launch the brand has grown across multiple platforms including branded blocks on television, live events, social media, visitor attractions, theatric releases for cinema and giant screen films and online on BBC.com. From 2015 the BBC Earth brand will launch new channels internationally that will be dedicated to bringing audiences premium factual content.

ABOUT GIANT SCREEN FILMS
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 collaborations 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/