Earth: One Amazing Day (BBC/Theatrical)
August 10, 2021
Earth: One Amazing Day (BBC/Theatrical)

From BBC Earth Films, comes the sequel to Earth, Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humour, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendour, Earth: One Amazing Day highlights how every day is filled with more wonders than you can possibly imagine – until now.

This is a landmark film in many ways.  A true China-UK collaboration that will be of key interest to the wider industry as it is the first film to be produced under the new UK-China film treaty, signed by President Xi Jinping and former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2014. A co-production between BBC Earth Films and China’s Shanghai Media Group, Mandarin Film played a key role in helping facilitate the film within the terms of the treaty, and by providing full production support for the key shoots in China, and, perhaps most importantly, helping ensure that the Chinese version was every bit as good as the international one.

A year’s preparation went into pinpointing the perfect Chinese director (Fan Lixin), screenwriter (Yan Geling) and narrator (Jackie Chan) for their roles, as well as recruiting the best below the line talent that China has to offer, including producers, cameramen, sound engineers, even accountants who could take on a project of this international complexity.

Earth: One Amazing Day became the 3rd highest grossing documentary in Chinese box office history, and has won several awards, including Best Film at the Academia Film Olomouc, Best Film at the Children KinoFest, and the Golden Angel award at the Chinese-American Film Festival.

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