EnglishFrançais

For Immediate Release

June 4, 2016

Media Release

SCIENCE NORTH’S KIDS’ REEL CONTINUES WITH BBC EARTH PRODUCTIONS FIRST ORIGINAL GIANT SCREEN FILM, TINY GIANTS 3D

Now open in the newly renovated Science North IMAX® Theatre June 4th

(Sudbury, ON) –Visitors to the Science North IMAX® Theatre can now marvel at Tiny Giants 3D opening at Northern Ontario’s only giant screen theatre on June 4, 2016. The first original giant screen film release from BBC Earth Productions is an adventure of epic proportions created by the BBC’s award-winning nature film makers Michael Gunton (Africa, One Life, Madagascar) and Mark Brownlow (Planet Earth, South Pacific).

Narrated by Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tiny Giants 3D transports audiences into our miniature heroes’ astonishing worlds, showing that the smaller you are the bigger your adventure. Groundbreaking cinematography and cutting edge 3D reveal the great courage and skill essential for our planet’s smallest creatures to succeed in a titanic battle for survival.

A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona’s scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Facing experienced rivals and huge predators, our chipmunk hero must find his courage to gather enough acorns for winter. Forced out of the family home, our adolescent grasshopper mouse is then swept away in a flash flood. He needs to learn the skills to survive and lay claim to his own patch of desert as he becomes an adult. Only by using their ingenious ‘superpowers’ can our heroes not only stay alive but also become masters of their universe.

“We’re so excited to have Tiny Giants 3D at the Science North IMAX Theatre this summer,” said Renée Lepera, Senior Manager, Visitor Sales and Service. “Kids and their families will truly get to see and feel what life is like when you’re under one foot tall.”

Tiny Giants 3D is inspired by the BBC original television series Hidden Kingdoms and is available on Blu-ray and DVD from BBC Home Entertainment. The film is distributed worldwide to museum cinemas by BBC Earth and Chicago-based Giant Screen Films & D3D Cinema.

The family-friendly film has a run time of 44 minutes.

The Science North IMAX Theatre’s Kids’ Reel– an IMAX programming schedule designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten-aged children and their families– is a new monthly initiative aimed at providing young families with great, affordable entertainment options month after month. This is the first time Science North has offered films geared specifically to families with young children. The program features animated films, educational films, films based on children’s books and much more. The features play on weekend matinees for a period of one month each. This programming includes shorter films that run between 30 and 40 minutes. Tickets for all Kids’ Reel features are $6.

The Science North IMAX Theatre, is located at 100 Ramsey Lake Road in Sudbury, Ontario.

For information on tickets and showtimes, visit www.sciencenorth.ca/imax.

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, Giant Screen Films 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. The company is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com.

About D3D Cinema
Founded in 2009, GSF’s sister company, D3D Cinema, is unique in its ability to operate in both the exhibition and production domains of the rapidly emerging digital 3D market. Providing complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, the company is helmed by experienced museum operations veterans and offers a unique, collaborative approach to 3D cinema integration, project financing and 3D documentary production. Learn more at www.d3dcinema.com.

-30-

Media Contact:

Justine Martin
Marketing Specialist – Media & Communications
Science North & Dynamic Earth
(705) 522-3701 ext. 227
jmartin@sciencenorth.ca
sciencenorth.ca

Emma Finlay
Communications Manager, Brands & Content
BBC Worldwide
+44 (0) 20 8433 2536
jmartin@sciencenorth.ca

Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity #10796 2979 RR0001. Dynamic Earth is a Science North attraction. IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.

Pour distribution immédiate

Communiqué de presse

-30-

Communications avec les médias :

Justine Martin
Spécialiste en marketing – Médias et communications
Science Nord et Terre dynamique
(705) 522-3701, poste 227
jmartin@sciencenorth.ca
sciencenorth.ca

Science Nord est une agence du gouvernement de l’Ontario et un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré (no 10796 2979 RR0001). IMAX® est une marque déposée d’IMAX Corporation.