The Isle of Man TT is going 3D it has been announced.
CinemaNX, the film financing and production company backed by the Isle of Man Government, has announced principal photography has started on its eighth feature film, TT3D.
TT3D will follow the riders and rivals as they battle to conquer the TT circuit. With behind-the-scenes access, TT3D promises to be a unique insight into the lives and minds of modern day road racers.
To be filmed in the Isle of Man, Ireland, England and Los Angeles, TT3D will examine what it takes, from both racer and machine, to tame the TT.
Economic Development Minister Allan Bell is delighted his arrival at the department responsible for physical production in the Island will coincide with the making of this most-appropriate Manx film-documentary.
“I am thrilled to see this project coming to fruition. I know it’s something that both Isle of Man Film and CinemaNX have been determined to get up and running for some time. TT3D heralds what looks like being a busy year for the Island’s film industry.”
Directed by acclaimed motorsports and commercial director Richard De Aragues, the film utilises a range of archive footage along with the latest 3D technology and high definition equipment to capture this unique and visually stunning festival of motorcycle road racing.
“The TT has been filmed before, however, not until now have the tools existed that could do justice to those that have competed over the 37¾ miles that make up the legendary Mountain Circuit.”
Scheduled for release in 2011, NX has already secured 3D screens from the theatric partners at Vue Cinemas.
Vue CEO Tim Richards said:
“I saw the NX mood reel for TT3D and thought the spectacle was truly awesome – this just has to be seen on a 3D screen.”
The film is being produced by NX Directors Steve Christian and Marc Samuelson.
The team behind TT3D is looking for help from TT fans - visit the iomtt.com forum for more information.