Industry Premiere of The Last Reef Garners High Praise
Monday, November 21, 2011
[Evanston, IL (November 18, 2011)] – The Last Reef recently premiered to the giant screen industry at the GSCA Conference in Austin and the ASTC Conference in Baltimore and will be launching worldwide on February 3, 2012. The film is a co-production of Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions, and Liquid Pictures, and is written, directed and composed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. It follows up on the highly successful Wild Ocean, which has generated over $40 million in worldwide box office to date and in 2009 received “Film of the Year” honors by the Earthwatch Institute as well as the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
The Last Reef explores the ocean's incredible yet delicate ecosystem and provides a parallel between our own cities and these “cities beneath the sea” and how intricately connected they are to one another. The film features an incredible diversity of sea life and otherworldly organisms, which come alive on the giant screen in brilliant clarity and detail.
"We are very pleased to be collaborating again with Steve and Luke, who have a truly unique vision for the giant screen," said Don Kempf, President and Founder of Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema. "The Last Reef captures one of nature's most colorful and diverse ecosystems - the coral reef - in an immersive and uplifting manner, and offers audiences a moving environmental message.”
Several prominent theaters in the industry have expressed their strong enthusiasm for the film and its potential to drive public awareness and activism. Zarth Bertsch, Director of Theaters at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., explained: "Our team is looking forward to kicking off the large-format portion of the Environmental Film Festival in D.C. with The Last Reef. We think The Last Reef's stunning cinematography, together with strong narrative, provides a great opportunity to inspire our audiences to learn more about ocean conservation."
John Zendt, President and CEO of Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX, added: “The Last Reef is a beautiful film with great pacing accompanied by a top-notch score. The colors really come alive on the giant screen, creating an engrossing experience from start to finish.”
"The Last Reef is a visual and audio revolution! Very few will see this film and not be moved to act upon its message,” said Rodney Daniels, Director of Guest Services, Security and Theater Operations at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans. "In addition to being visually stimulating, The Last Reef is a thought-provoking film with a powerful environmental call to action," asserted Russ Repp, Associate Vice President of Marketing at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland.
The Last Reef is a production of Giant Screen Films, Yes/No Productions, and Liquid Pictures and is directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The film is distributed by Giant Screen Films and will open worldwide February 3, 2012.
North America - Derek Threinen
Europe - Domingo Escutia Munoz
Rest of World - Andy Wood