London—Mar 25, 2009
Quantum Digitial Selected to Broadcast World's First "Green Carpet" Premiere to Over 60 Cinemas Around UK
Quantum Digital, the UK's leader in filming and broadcasting events being beamed to digital cinemas live-via-satellite, was proud to be selected by Spanner Films and UK indie distributor Dog Woof to coordinate the live filming and satellite broadcast of the world's first eco-friendly "green carpet" premiere for the documentary The Age of Stupid which was transmitted live to over 60 UK cinemas on Sunday 15 March. Quantum's project management also included providing technical support for all cinemas. This very special event received funding from the UK Film Council.
The 7-camera shoot captured all the build-up as the guests arrived on the green carpet en route to the specially erected solar powered tent for the premiere screening, as well as capturing the post-film Q&A which featured director Franny Armstrong and star Pete Postlethwaite.
The event marked the lastest in a growing number of live events produced by Quantum's Marc John for live broadcast to digital cinemas. Already this year Marc has worked with Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Danny Boyle, as well as screenwriter Peter Morgan and actor Michael Sheen, producing and broadcasting exclusive interviews beamed to cinemas around the UK. Quantum is also responsible for deploying and technically supporting the satellite installations for close to 100 cinemas in the UK, with close to fifty live events broadcast via satellite across the network since 2006. Marc's relationship with the Picturehouse independent cinema group in the UK has seen the most proactive strides taken in satellite broadcasting. Upgrades to the satellite network to include DCP delivery via satellite and live 3D broadcasts will soon be beta tested.