BBC Earth and producer-distributor Giant Screen Films have partnered with San Francisco prodco Golden Gate 3D to produce Cuba (w/t), a large format film on the island nation.
The film will provide audiences with a three-dimensional venture across Cuban landscapes, while also heading under the ocean’s currents to explore coral reefs. Additionally, the feature-length documentary will take viewers on a natural history and cultural journey into the heart of Havana as seen through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians and scientists.
Production on the film is currently underway with a targeted release date scheduled for early 2017. It will be shot in 3D for IMAX and other giant screen and immersive cinemas.
National Parks Adventure‘s Peter Chang serves as the film’s director. Myles Connolly is listed as supervising producer alongside executive producers Kelyn Brannon of Golden Gate, Jonathan Rowe of Madrone Studios and Neil Nightingale of the BBC.
Cuba will be produced by Golden Gate 3D in association with BBC Earth, and co-produced by Giant Screen Films, who will also distribute the film worldwide.
“We’ve been granted an unprecedented level of access to Cuba, and we are thrilled by the prospect of taking giant screen audiences to a Cuba they have never seen – its culture, art, music, sports and ecology are bursting with compelling stories and mesmerizing beauty,” said Peter Chang, founder of Golden Gate 3D, in a statement. “Cuba will be a portrait of this vibrant island at a pivotal point in its history and will bring to life the character and spirit of the land and people as only the giant screen can.”