AARDMAN, STUDIOCANAL + MEDICINEMA Collaborate On Unique Nationwide Screenings of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF PATIENTS ACROSS THE UK!
This exciting and unique collaboration sees STUDIOCANAL and Aardman working in partnership with the UK’s leading provider of cinematic experiences in healthcare settings, MEDICINEMA, to deliver an exclusive and one-off preview screening of SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON!
“This is a hugely exciting opportunity for us” said MEDICINEMA Chief Executive Steve Crump “and one that will enable us to make a difference to the lives of thousands of NHS patients! Every preview ticket sold will enable us to continue our life changing work across six hospital sites and beyond; utilising the power of film to promote patient recovery, resilience and early discharge from hospital.”
With more than 280 cinemas participating nationwide, this screening gives fans a chance to get in and enjoy the Farmageddon action early! To witness the strange lights over Mossingham which herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy. When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, our hero Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.
Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extra-terrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail.
Can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late? This all exclusive preview is your chance to be the envy of your friends and family now! But be careful, you might have alien hunters on your tail!
Steve Crump again; “It’s due to the amazing support of studios like STUDIOCANAL, Aardman and the wider cinema industry, especially the exhibitors, that we’ll able to benefit from these preview screenings which, in turn, enable us to make a difference of the lives of so many in our state of the art MEDICINEMAS!”
Anna Marsh, Managing Director of STUDIOCANAL UK, comments "STUDIOCANAL UK has proudly supported MediCinema for many years. It means a lot to now partner with them on A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon; it's a film guaranteed to bring joy to patients and families in the coming weeks. As an industry it's a privilege to make a small difference and the work that MediCinema continues to do reminds us all just how magical cinema can be."
Sean Clarke, Executive Director of Rights & Brand Development comments “We’re delighted to collaborate with MediCinema to offer preview screenings of Shaun’s latest feature to aid the recovery of patients across the NHS. The positive impact of cinema-therapy is undeniable, and we’re proud that a Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon can contribute to the joy of children nationwide.”
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SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON continues the production partnership with AARDMAN and STUDIOCANAL following the success of SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, which grossed $106 million worldwide and Nick Park’s prehistoric comedy adventure, EARLY MAN. STUDIOCANAL is financing and will distribute in its own territories, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in Autumn 2019.
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON is Directed by Richard Phelan and Will Becher, Produced by Paul Kewley, Written by Mark Burton and Jon Brown, with Executive Producers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley and David Sproxton.
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON MEDICINEMA PREVIEWS COME TO UK CINEMAS ON OCTOBER 13. THE FILM IS ON GENERAL RELEASE ON OCTOBER 18
“They say laughter is the best medicine, but I think MediCinema is the best medicine.”
Katie Gallacher, Paediatric Nurse at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
As the UK’s leading provider of cinematic experiences in healthcare settings, MediCinema works to address the recovery and well-being needs of patients, families, carers and NHS staff experiencing the challenge of complex critical illness and extended hospital stay.
For almost 20 years, we’ve been aiding patient resilience and recovery, for both children and adults, by building, installing and running state-of-the-art digital cinemas inside hospitals and other places of care. Through the latest and best the film industry can offer, we’ve entertained, engaged and uplifted like no other. Utilising the motion, light and sound of film to give patients a chance to experience the life-changing power of a shared cinema experience.
With six MediCinemas across the NHS estate and three in development, we’ve originated a development model that is evidenced and proven. Working alongside NHS Trusts, Foundations and NHS Scotland, as well as respective partner charities, we are able to develop a MediCinema capability that delivers meaningful patient impact, reduces bed occupancy and adds capital value to the healthcare estate.
We’re proud of our success to date and so we look onward to welcoming you all to the MediCinema experience. Together, through the experience of cinema-therapy, we can make a difference to patients across the UK
What People Say about MediCinema
“Our four-month old son Theo has had two heart operations at St. Thomas’ and MediCinema provided us all with a welcome break from the stress. It was extremely touching to see the positive impact it had on the other patients too, particularly the children. Long days were broken up for us by MediCinema and it was quite a lump-in-the-throat moment seeing wheelchair and even bed-bound kids excitedly arriving to see the latest movie.”
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature filmsand TV series, operating directly in all three major European markets - France, the United Kingdom and Germany - as well as in Australia and New Zealand.
STUDIOCANAL owns one of the most important film libraries in the world, boasting more than 5,500 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.
STUDIOCANAL has fully financed box office hits Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paddington 1 and 2, The Commuter and Shaun The Sheep. Upcoming films backed by STUDIOCANAL include Marjane Satrapi’s Radioactive featuring Rosamund Pike, The Secret Garden produced by David Heyman starring Colin Firth and Aardman Studios’ stop-motion film A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.
STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM in Germany (Shadowplay), the UK’s RED Production Company (Years and Years), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (On Death Row) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Mouche). STUDIOCANAL is also an associate of Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm) as well as of UK-based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES; Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds).
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, interactive entertainment - such as the ‘visually astonishing’ (The Guardian) console game, 11-11: Memories Retold, and the four-times Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app - and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a new 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands. Their productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterised and full of charm reflecting the unique talent, energy and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work – which includes the creation of much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph – is often imitated, and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world. In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come. www.aardman.com