March 10, 2014—nWave Pictures Distribution is pleased to announce that wildlife conservationist and Emmy Award-winning television host and presenter Jeff Corwin will be the narrator of a new IMAX 3D theatre film Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland
. The film takes the audience on a spectacular exploration of the Galapagos archipelago with its remarkable collection of unique plants and charismatic animals such as black marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and giant tortoises, all filmed for the very first time in 4K 3D.
“I was thrilled to provide the narration for this amazing project written by my longtime hero David Attenborough,” said Jeff Corwin. “During the film’s post-production, I had a chance to watch it in 3D at Montreal Science Center’s TELUS IMAX Cinema and it literally took my breath away… and I have to admit that despite traveling the world for twenty years hosting and producing films and documentaries, I was thoroughly impressed with this incredible giant screen achievement.” Corwin added, “When you bring nature's wonder to this medium in a powerful and compelling way, it engages and inspires the audience. Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland
perfectly captures what makes this archipelago, and its creatures, so special and so resilient to our fast-changing world.”
“I am truly honored and delighted to have Jeff Corwin lend his storytelling to this fascinating film that brings to the giant screen the extraordinary world of the Galapagos in a way that has not been possible before,” said Eric Dillens, Chairman of nWave Studios. “I am also pleased to report that the film in its initial few weeks of release has been very well received by museum leaders, audiences and reviewers, including receiving a four-star rating from La Presse of Montreal.”
Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland
is currently playing at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (TX), Montreal Science Center (QC) and will be launched this May both at the Tennessee Aquarium (Chattanooga, TN) and Moody Gardens (Galveston, TX) followed later this year by the Arizona Science Center (Phoenix, AZ). In February, the film made its international debut in Denmark at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen. It will premiere March 14 in Mexico at Planetario Alfa in Monterrey before opening in Guayaquil, Ecuador at the Malecon Foundation 3D Cinema. Additional sites will be added as the footprint expands domestically and internationally over the coming weeks, with the Asian premiere set for April during the prestigious 4th Beijing Film Festival held in association with the China National Science and Technology Museum in Beijing.
As one of the leading voices for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe, Jeff Corwin has been a tireless environmental advocate for more than twenty years. Jeff began his work in conservation at an early age, spending much of his youth exploring tropical rain forests and advocating for their protection. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in both biology and anthropology from the Bridgewater State University. He further developed his expertise in tropical ecology while completing his graduate work at the University of Massachusetts, where he studied bats and snakes. Jeff's television career began 1996 with the Disney Channel, where he produced and hosted the ground breaking series Going Wild
with Jeff Corwin, then partnered with Animal Planet and Discovery Communications to produce and host the internationally acclaimed Jeff Corwin Experience
and Corwin's Quest
. He has also written 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species
and featured in the MSNBC documentary Future Earth: 100 Heartbeats
. Beyond television, Jeff has authored more than 10 critically acclaimed books on wildlife and conservation, including Living on the Edge, Amazing Relationships in the Natural World
. He is currently featured in Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
, a documentary series that explores the ancient connections between life in the sea and life on the rest of the planet, airing weekends on ABC stations nationally.
Galapagos 3D: 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.
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. The film’s official website is http://Galapagos.nWave.com
and the trailer and TV spot can be both seen on nWave’s YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/nWavePictures
About nWave Studios
nWave Studios, an associated company of StudioCanal, established nWave Pictures as the first fully integrated digital animation studio to specialize in the production and distribution of stereoscopic/3D films. nWave was founded in 1993 by Ben Stassen and D&D Entertainment Group and quickly established itself as the world’s leading independent producer and distributor of specialty films for location-based entertainment and institutional venues, with over 85 titles in its current catalog. In 2008, the company launched its first feature-length film, Fly Me to the Moon
, followed by Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage
(2010) and its sequel Sammy’s Adventures: Escape from Paradise
(2012), and more recently the live-action documentary film African Safari
(2013). In 2011, nWave secured a co-production, co-financing and distribution deal with StudioCanal to create four feature-length films including the company’s newest animated film The House of Magic
released this past December and sold in 40 foreign territories. nWave Studios is headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a sales company in Burbank (Calif.). For more information: http://www.nWave.com
About Colossus Productions
In 2011, after a highly successful collaboration on Flying Monsters 3D, and Penguins 3D pioneering independent producer Atlantic Productions and British media powerhouse BSkyB created a new company, Colossus Productions, to develop and produce high-end 3D & 4K productions for UK and international audiences. Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland
is the first production from Colossus. The companies websites are http://www.colossusproductions.co.uk