11/2/2012 - Titans of the Ice Age to Launch Worldwide in January 2013
Giant Screen Films is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its highly anticipated film Titans of the Ice Age. The film, which tells the story of a critical, yet oft misunderstood era during which humans walked the earth alongside iconic beasts of prehistory, will launch worldwide on January 25, 2013. The film was shot on location at Yellowstone National Park, across the Northern Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains and Alaska, and features state-of-the-art, high-resolution CGI recreations of ancient, extinct Ice Age mammals. It is directed by Dave Clark, photographed by Reed , and scored by Sam , all award-winning giant screen veterans.
Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life; from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and the iconic mammoths, giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans. The film explores the life and behavior of Lyuba, a 40,000 year old female Woolly Mammoth calf recently exposed by the melting Siberian permafrost, now one of the best preserved mammoth mummies in the world...and the story of Zed, one of the most complete Colombian Mammoth skeletons ever discovered, extracted recently from under a Los Angeles parking lot next to the famous La Brea Tar Pits.
But Titans of the Ice Age is not only a story about mammoths and megafauna, this epoch marks a dynamic chapter in the development of the human spirit, a great test of survival, a "trial by ice" that would compel our ancestors to seek understanding and meaning in nature. These inventions and discoveries -- art, language, clothing, the taming of fire -- born of the Pleistocene, were tools that defined and civilized the human species. Titans of the Ice Age takes a thoughtful look at the critically important issue of environmental sustainability, adaptation, survival, and extinction, presenting a bigger-picture perspective on the relationship between climate, the Earth, her resources and inhabitants.