Brussels, Belgium and Burbank, CA, USA — nWave Pictures announces the February 2014 release of its new film “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” at IMAX Theatres and Digital 3D Cinemas in North America and Europe. A presentation of Colossus Productions in association with SKY 3D,and distributed exclusively worldwide by nWave Pictures Distribution, the 40-minute film is written by renowned naturalist David Attenborough,produced by Anthony Geffen and directed by Martin Williams. “Galapagos:Nature’s Wonderland” explores the Galapagos archipelago with its remarkable collection of unique plants and charismatic animals, filmed for the very first time in 4K 3D using revolutionary digital filmmaking technology.
The film is scheduled to premiere at the following theaters this spring:
> February 8: Tycho Brahe Planetariet, Copenhagen (Denmark)
> February 10: Montreal Science Center’s IMAX(r) TELUS 3D Cinema, Montreal
> February 15: Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston TX (USA)
> March 14: Planetario Alfa, Garza Garcia/Monterrey (Mexico)
> March 30: Malecon 2000 Foundation IMAX(r) Theatre, Guayaquil (Ecuador)
> May 24: Tennessee Aquarium IMAX(r) 3D Theatre, Chattanooga TN (USA)
> May 24: Moody Gardens MG 3D Theatre, Galveston TX (USA)
> Coming Soon: Arizona Science Center IMAX(r) 3D Theatre, Phoenix AZ (USA)
> Coming Soon: Hanwha Hotels & Resorts 63 IMAX(r) Theatre, Seoul (South
Additional theaters will be added as the footprint expands domestically and internationally over the coming months, with the Asian premiere set for April at the 4th Beijing International Film Festival held in association with the China National Science and Technology Museum.
Eric Dillens, Chairman of nWave Studios, said, “‘Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland’ showcases our commitment, working with creative filmmakers like David Attenborough and Anthony Geffen, to bring visually compelling stories to the giant screen cinema industry. There is no doubt the film will foster greater understanding of a fascinating biological treasure: an archipelago which is home to some 9,000 species, of which 80% of the land-dwelling population is indigenous.”
“Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” takes audiences to a paradise unlike any other. Located close to the equator in the Pacific Ocean, these remote volcanic islands have developed over millions of years in relative isolation. The result is a living museum of nature, with an abundance of curious plant and animal species that have adapted to thrive in this unique and challenging environment. Giant half-ton long-necked tortoises lumber among dancing blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. Penguins living thousands of miles from their natural habitats share the seas with unique marine iguanas that spit sea-salt. This is a story of discovery, of survival against the odds, and of nature’s ingenuity.
“Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” was filmed on location over a ten-month period, followed by five months of post-production. Using breakthrough lightweight digital 3D filmmaking technologies and featuring 4K ultra-high resolution imagery, the producers have brought the extraordinary world of the Galapagos to the giant screen in a way that has not been possible before. The Galapagos Islands are governed by Ecuador and lie some 600 miles (966 Km) from the coast of South America.