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Moonbase steps into IMAX and Giant Screen markets

3rd October 2023

Moonbase: The Next Step has been launched in two new formats at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA) conference.

Originally made in an immersive 4K Fulldome format, Moonbase: The Next Step will now also be available for IMAX and Giant Screens.

The additional formats will allow new audiences to go on a breath-taking lunar journey where a hostile environment tests the limits of science and engineering.

Moonraker VFX, the Bristol, UK, based visual effects studio behind Moonbase, has appointed Cosmic Picture as its sole distributor for the IMAX and Giant Screen markets.

The announcement has been made to coincide with the GSCA conference (18-21st Sept) held across venues in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, where a Giant Screen version of the Moonbase trailer was shown.

Narrated by NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, Moonbase: The Next Step is a story of human endeavour, explaining how humanity might one day fulfil its ambition to make a permanent base on the Moon.

Emmy Award winning, Moonraker VFX, has a passion for science and natural history television (having worked on the BBC’s acclaimed Earth series and National Geographic’s One Strange Rock) as well as extensive experience in Immersive Visitor Attractions.

Moonraker VFX also worked on the BBC’s Arctic: Our Frozen Planet, which swept the board at the GSCA’s awards this year, winning Best Film-Short Subject (tie), Best Film for Lifelong Learning, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Original Score.

Jon Grafton, Managing Director and Co-Founder, Moonraker VFX, said: “We’ve had a very successful year at the GSCA conference and are very excited for Moonbase’s future with IMAX and Giant Screen audiences.

“With India’s recent successful Moon landing, space exploration is back in the news and the public imagination.  Informed by our team of scientific advisers, our film is the perfect guide to recent events and future next steps in space exploration. Moonbase: The Next Step will make a great addition to the programmes of IMAX and Giant Screen venues.”

Antonietta Monteleone, President of Film Distribution at Cosmic Picture, said: “We are excited to be partnering with the highly experienced award winning team at Moonraker and look forward to bringing this immersive adventure to Giant Screen and IMAX audiences around the world.”

Please direct enquiries about Moonbase’s new IMAX and Giant Screen formats to Antonietta Monteleone, President of Film Distribution, [email protected], Tel:  914-617-8032, Mobile: 203-505-0810, https://cosmicpicture.com/.

To learn more about fulldome formats, request an information pack or for licensing enquiries contact [email protected] or visit www.moonbasethemovie.com.

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About Moonraker VFX

Established in Bristol in 2013, Moonraker VFX has built a strong local and international reputation with producers and broadcasters creating award winning visual effects content for Television, Film, Commercials, Museums and Visitor Attractions.

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