‘America’s Arctic’ goes IMAX®
January 2020: Terra Mater Factual Studios are proud to announce their upcoming giant screen documentary ‘America’s Arctic’, distributed by Cosmic Picture. ‘America’s Arctic’ is written and directed by veteran IMAX® producer Myles Connolly and the award-winning nature photographer and cinematographer Florian Schulz.
Imagine a place in America that is vast, wild and untouched, where some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles unfold. For five years, Florian Schulz has lived in the Arctic to film this land and reveal it to audiences around the globe. Join Florian as he tracks the Porcupine Caribou herd on the longest animal migration on Earth, and witnesses pregnant female polar bears denning along the coastal plain.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in the northeastern corner of Alaska, is one of the wildest places left on the planet – a symbol of wilderness that few have ever seen. ‘America’s Arctic’ will feature the first cinematic exploration of this little known land, allowing people to experience a world that has evolved intact and wild since the beginning of time.
“On behalf of Terra Mater Factual Studios, I am proud to dedicate our first giant screen film to one of the remotest and wildest places on our planet. We are excited to show the world that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a paradise overflowing with life,” said Walter Köhler, CEO Terra Mater Factual Studios.
“America’s Arctic is a special place. Native people call it ‘the sacred place where life begins’. It has been my quest to document this last great wilderness with the hope it will be preserved for future generations. There is no better venue to bring the wonders of the Arctic to life than on the giant screen,” said Florian Schulz.
“The timing couldn’t be better to draw attention to the refuge and show people the wonder and beauty that exists in this remarkable place. I look forward to bringing Florian’s stories to the giant screen and am sure that the film will “wow!” audiences everywhere,” said Myles Connolly.
Cosmic Picture will be supported throughout the film’s release by the Campion Advocacy Fund, a leading champion to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to launch a broad-based media and engagement initiative. In addition to a robust marketing campaign, the film will feature an extensive education program to extend learning off screen and into homes and classrooms worldwide. ‘America’s Arctic’ will reach online and local communities through an innovative and strategic engagement campaign to raise awareness about the fragile beauty of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
“I am thrilled to expand the Cosmic Picture documentary film library with this beautiful and iconic film. Fully leveraging the immersive experience of the giant screen, ‘America’s Arctic’ promises to take audiences to a place of stunning beauty and wonder, all while discovering supreme examples of our planet’s natural wilderness and wildlife,” said Cosmic Picture President of Distribution, Antonietta Monteleone.
About Terra Mater Factual Studios
Terra Mater Factual Studios were founded January 1st, 2011 and are based in Vienna, Austria. The full-blown production unit is a subsidiary company of Red Bull and specializes in premium factual programming for TV, multimedia platforms and theatrical release. TMFS’ diverse portfolio contains more than 200 hours, honored with more than 250 international film festival awards and 550 nominations. In 2017, its feature doc ‘The Ivory Game’ was on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Shortlist for the Oscars. TMFS’ latest coup was the prestigious Audience Award at Sundance Festival 2019 for its feature doc ‘Sea of Shadows’.
About Cosmic Picture
Cosmic Picture was founded to produce and distribute the most compelling cinematic experiences possible to change people’s perception of the universe in ways never imagined. Cosmic Picture represents one of the industry’s largest libraries of top quality giant screen and fulldome films including the National Geographic library of documentaries. Past films include award-winning IMAX® and giant screen productions and transformative environmental documentaries with tremendous social impact including ‘Superpower Dogs’, ‘Back from the Brink: Saved from Extinction’, and ‘Extreme Weather’. To discover more visit www.cosmicpicture.com.
About the Campion Advocacy Fund
Since 2005, the Campion Advocacy Fund has forged the business savvy and nonprofit leadership of its founders, Tom and Sonya Campion, and staff into a nationally-recognized force for catalytic change in the philanthropic, nonprofit and conservation sectors.