The Flying Machine will have its official premiere screening in the Forbidden City
Concert Hall in Beijing on August 30 as a part of celebration
of the Polish Presidency in European Union. For this most famous concert hall
in China the screening will mark the first 3D movie projection ever.Minister of Culture and National
Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski and the Director of the Polish Film Institute
Agnieszka Odorowicz have confirmed their presence at the premiere.
The Flying Machine is a Polish-Chinese co-production with the support of
the Polish Film Institute. The film was produced by BreakThru Films (Poland) and co-produced
by: Telewizja Polska S.A, Canal+ Poland, Media Skok Sp. Z o.o., Sean Michael Bobbitt Investment, Hugh
Welchman. Total budget amount is 36 mln PLN. The world sales is handled by the
Distribution Workshop. The distribution of The Flying Machine in Poland will be
handled by Kino Świat and Bona Film Group in China (also co-producer).
From Academy Award Winning team
behind Peter And The Wolf (Best Short Animation Film) and Line
Producer Gareth Unwin (King’s Speech),The Flying Machine is a spectacular 3D adventure for the whole
family, combining live action and stop motion animation. Starring Heather Graham and super-star pianist Lang Lang (considered by Time magazine in 2009 one of
100 the most influential people in the world) who also performs the soundtrack,
Chopin’s timeless unforgettable music provides the inspiration for a
modern fairy tale.
Flying Machine’s animated part was directed by Martin Clapp and the cinematographer
credit goes to Krzysztof Ptak. The
film was created to promote Chopin's music
Flying Machine has assembled a truly class team of stop motion and 2D animators. Each
of the stop motion animators have credits as lead animators on some of the
biggest stop-motion films of recent years – Coraline, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, DreamWorks Spirit, Aardman’s Wallace & Grommitt. The 2D animators include Dino
Athanassiou, director of Treasure Island and Sequence Director of DreamWorks, and
Paul Bolger, lead animator on Cool World, The Thief and the Cobbler and Director of Happily N’everAfter(starring Sigourney Weaver).
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