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January 12, 2023—It is with great sadness we share the news that Kathleen Kempf, wife of Don Kempf (Giant Screen Films/D3D Cinema), passed away on December 14 at the age of 55 after a four-year battle with breast cancer. Kathy was loving and devoted mother of Jack, Tommy, and Hank Kempf. She was also CFO at Giant Screen Films/D3D Cinema. Kathy attended a number of GSCA conferences before Jack, Tommy, and Hank were born and participated on the GSCA study trip to China in 2008.
October 27, 2021—The
Birdly experience, the latest in VR technology combined with motion simulation, opened at Telus Spark Science Centre in Calgary
this week, with great coverage on local news. Birdly is a full-body virtual reality bird flight simulator coupling robotics and simulation technology. D3D Cinema is the official distributor for Birdly throughout North America for special attractions and public nonprofit institutions such as museums, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and produces content for the attraction as well. Watch the Birdly report from GlobalNews.ca here
July 15, 2020—After meaningful consultation with many of its museum
partners, and based on the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic, Giant
Screen Films has decided to move the release of its highly anticipated
large-format film Dinosaurs of Antarctica to February 2021.
February 24, 2020—Dinosaurs of Antarctica
, the latest production
from Giant Screen Films (GSF), launched last week at giant screen and
other immersive theaters worldwide. With over 75 museum-based theaters
signed on thus far, the film promises to be one of the most successful
giant screen releases of 2020 and beyond. Featuring top-tier computer
graphics from the studio responsible for visual effects in Bladerunner 2049
, Life of Pi
and other blockbuster Hollywood titles, Dinosaurs of Antarctica
brings to life a fascinating cast of dinosaurs and other strange creatures, new to audiences and to science.
May 29, 2019—Giant Screen Films (GSF) is pleased to announce Dinosaurs of Antarctica, a
large-format film launching globally into museum and IMAX® cinemas in February
2020. The first original large-format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica will
introduce audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that
inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago. With
major support provided by the National Science Foundation, the film follows a
team of paleoecologists on a quest to understand the southern continent’s
profound transformation, from a warm and bio-diverse Mesozoic to the frozen
desert we know today.
February 13, 2019—Giant Screen Films (GSF) has announced that Christine Tasto and Allison Hirata of CT & Co.,
have come on board to support the marketing efforts for GSF’s two upcoming
. Christine and Allison have extensive experience
in film marketing in the giant screen industry.
Cuba to have industry premiere at the GSCA Conference, with worldwide launch in January 2019
27, 2018—Giant Screen Films, Golden Gate 3D and BBC Earth are pleased to
announce that principal photography for Cuba: Heart of the Caribbean,
one of the most highly anticipated upcoming giant screen releases, was
completed in June, including stunning aerial photography of the island. With
unprecedented access from the Cuban government, Cuba combines state-of-the-art photographic
technology and artistic storytelling to immerse audiences in the rhythms and
exuberance of this vibrant nation. The film will launch worldwide on
January 18, 2019, and is available for pre-lease through Giant Screen Films. The industry premiere screening of Cuba will take place at the 2018 GSCA
Conference in Chattanooga on Sunday, September 23.
March 7, 2018—BBC Earth, OceanX Media and Giant Screen Films are pleased to announce that Oceans: Our Blue Planet will be narrated by Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet. Famous for her dozens of iconic and memorable performances throughout her career, she is a seven-time Oscar nominee and recipient of numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, three BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
January 30, 2018—BBC Earth, OceanX Media, and Giant Screen
Films (GSF) are proud to announce that global tech giant Microsoft has come
aboard as the exclusive technology sponsor for Oceans:
Our Blue Planet
worldwide on March 16, 2018. Partnering with BBC Worldwide Learning, the
division of BBC’s commercial arm that creates educational content, Microsoft’s
digital and scholastic tools will be deployed for the first time in the museum
arena. The partnership will focus on developing a range of market-tailored
educational activations to support the release of Oceans:
Our Blue Planet
September 22, 2017—Tandem Stills + Motion (TSM) and Giant Screen Films (GSF) are pleased to announce that principal photography for Hidden Pacific has wrapped after the final shooting assignment: filming dramatic volcanic footage in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hidden Pacific will transport audiences to the Pacific Ocean’s remote national wildlife refuge islands and marine national monuments, capturing the beauty of the ocean and these emerald islets, the conservation efforts to restore their ecosystems, and the diversity of life on both land and reef. The film is produced in association with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and affiliated organizations.