Epic Pictures Group is igniting the market with the premiere screening of SPACE DOGS 3D, an English language animated film that tells the incredible tale (or is it tail?) of Belka and Strelka, two Russian dogs who become the world’s first canine astronauts (or cosmonauts). Originally produced in Russia by Vadim Sotskov under the CNF Anima banner, project is one of the most ambitious Russian productions in recent history with a budget of 35 million US.
“When I first watched SPACE DOGS 3D, I thought… wow… if anyone is going to be able to compete with studio level animation being produced today, it is going to be the Russians who have the “right stuff” to make their animated films look incredible. SPACE DOGS 3D is fun-filled family entertainment that does not disappoint. Besides, dogs… in space? What more could you need in a movie?”
Pre- market, the film has generated a huge amount of interest with theatrical deals already closed in Poland, Turkey, Korea, the Middle East, Italy, and China.
Film will be screened in Real D 3D, the same format as Avatar, to give the buyers what the ticket buying audience has been demanding.
Epic Pictures is already working on a sequel to SPACE DOGS, aptly titled, SPACE DOGS 2, which will also be produced in 3D.
A television series in 2D is also currently in pre-production.
States Shaked Berenson, COO of Epic Pictures: “Having the first film already proved its commercial appeal, we are very excited about our partnership with CNF Anime to build a worldwide franchise covering cinema, television and merchandise, cross-promoted with educational institutions and fast food chains.”
Film is currently in release on just under 600 screens in Russia in its original language and is approaching 7 million US at the box office.
About Epic Pictures Group
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Epic Pictures Group is a worldwide film, television and home video/VOD/digital sales organization specializing in the financing, production, and distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent filmmakers from around the world.
Under the guidance of CEO Patrick Ewald and COO Shaked Berenson, Epic Pictures Group represents worldwide sales for both its own slate of films and third party content. Epic Pictures Group releases 10 to 20 films annually.
The company was established by CEO Patrick Ewald and COO Shaked Berenson in the fall of 2007 by with the official launch of the company at The American Film Market in Santa Monica, California.
Epic Picture Group’s foreign sales team seeks out relationships with creative and exceptional producers and talent in order to secure A-level, quality projects. Epic Pictures Group actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financiers, independent production companies, producers and studios.
Epic Pictures Group is committed to establishing a rising presence in the domestic and international film community through the worldwide release of high profile and diverse films.
Epic Pictures Group has a recognized presence at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets including Cannes, The American Film Market (AFM), Berlin, The Hong Kong Filmart, The Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, as well as MIPCOM and MIP-TV.
Most recently, Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and the Epic Pictures Group has executive produced or produced SPACE DOGS in 3D, LUSTER starring TWILGIHT’S BILLY BURKE and Andrew Howard, and THE POSSESSION OF DAVID O’REILLY. Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and Epic Pictures Group has also just acquired the sales licensing rights to DEADLINE starring the late Brittany Murphy, THE MALAY CHRONICLES: BLOODLINES, GENGHIS KHAN, HOUSEBROKEN starring Danny Devito, and FINDING AMANDA starring Matthew Broderick and Brittany Murphy.
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