Moonraker VFX’s Moonbase steps into IMAX and Giant Screen markets

Member News  |  29 September 2023

Moonbase: The Next Step launched in two new formats at the Giant Screen Cinema Association’s (GSCA) conference.

Moonbase: The Next Step

Originally made in an immersive 4K Fulldome format, Moonbase: The Next Step will now also be available for IMAX and Giant Screens. The additional formats will allow new audiences to go on a breath-taking lunar journey where a hostile environment tests the limits of science and engineering.

Moonraker VFX, the Bristol-based visual effects studio behind Moonbase, has appointed Cosmic Picture as its sole distributor for the IMAX and Giant Screen markets.

The announcement has been made to coincide with the GSCA conference (18-21 September) held across venues in Cincinnati and Indianapolis, where a Giant Screen version of the Moonbase trailer was shown.

Moonbase: The Next Step

Narrated by NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, Moonbase: The Next Step is a story of human endeavour, explaining how humanity might one day fulfil its ambition to make a permanent base on the Moon. Moonraker VFX has a passion for science and natural history television, having worked on the BBC’s acclaimed Earth series and National Geographic’s One Strange Rock, as well as, extensive experience in Immersive Visitor Attractions.

The Emmy award-winning studio has also worked on the BBC’s Arctic: Our Frozen Planet, which swept the board at the GSCA’s awards this year, winning Best Film-Short Subject (tie), Best Film for Lifelong Learning, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Original Score.

Moonbase: The Next Step

We’ve had a very successful year at the GSCA conference and are very excited for Moonbase’s future with IMAX and Giant Screen audiences.

With India’s recent successful Moon landing, space exploration is back in the news and the public imagination. Informed by our team of scientific advisers, our film is the perfect guide to recent events and future next steps in space exploration. Moonbase: The Next Step will make a great addition to the programmes of IMAX and Giant Screen venues.

Jon Grafton, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Moonraker VFX

We are excited to be partnering with the highly experienced award winning team at Moonraker and look forward to bringing this immersive adventure to Giant Screen and IMAX audiences around the world.

Antonietta Monteleone, President of Film Distribution at Cosmic Picture

Watch the trailer for Moonbase: The Next Step below.

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