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CANNES 2010 Market / UK

F&ME branches out into stereoscopic 3D

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To respond to the global demand for stereoscopic 3D movies, London-based production outfit F&ME is launching in Cannes the first stereoscopic 3D version of its documentary Turtle: The Incredible Journey. The company’s other 3D film, The Mortician, is still in the editing room.

The new 3D format of Turtle: the Incredible Journey was launched in Russia by Luxor Group at the end of April under the title Great Journey Into the Oceans 3D and is now available in Cannes via sales agent Sola Media. Director Nick Stringer’s documentary has already been licensed across Europe, and this new version will give it a new lease on life, with deals pending for Japan, the US and the UK, according to F&ME.

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Gareth Maxwell’s The Mortician will be one of the first films to use 3D outside the fantasy, horror and animation genres. The leads are played by hip-hop star Method Man and Edward Furlong. The £4m film produced by F&ME in co-production with Full Circle Films is being edited in London’s Molinare post-production facility.

“Soon after Cannes we will be looking for a world sales agent for this groundbreaking film,” said F&ME’s managing director Mike Downey.”

F&ME is also planning a sequel to Turtle: The Incredible Journey in 3D, and will add stereoscopic 3D elements in Dominic Murphy’s upcoming untitled Bronte Project.

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