Sandbox Movies — the non-fiction studio behind Oscar nominee Hearth of Love — has opened new New York Metropolis workplaces, that includes an ATMOS theater.
Along with the 22-seat theater, the studio, positioned within the Flatiron District, consists of two edit suites and a multimedia facility designed to assist quite a lot of manufacturing wants.
“We put numerous thought into the design. We would like our nerdy, indie doc filmmakers to really feel as cherished as A-list celebrities. As a result of, to us, they’re A-list celebrities,” founder Greg Boustead tells The Hollywood Reporter. “These doc areas don’t historically get the love or polish or fanfare.”
Boustead, who leads Sandbox with head of manufacturing and growth, Jessica Harrop, notes that the objective is to convey the groups behind Sandbox productions, which concentrate on science-centric storytelling, below one roof. The amenities will quickly be utilized by Sandbox manufacturing Nocturnes, which facilities on a younger feminine scientist learning moths within the forests of the Jap Himalayas.
A number of doc movie editors have already had residencies within the enhancing suites and rough-cut suggestions screenings for Sundance Movie Competition hopefuls have already taken place within the theater, which may also be used for AMPAS screenings.
Harrop provides, “Our hope is that we’ll have artists out and in all the time. We actually need this to be a revolving door of individuals coming in. We need to have neighborhood screenings within the evenings, whereas we’re doing sound mixing and colour correction in the course of the day.”
The corporate additionally lately completed its annual retreat, Camp Sandbox, the place filmmakers brainstorm and troubleshoot their subsequent and present tasks. Sandbox’s upcoming slate consists of organ transplantation doc Confessions of a Good Samaritan from director Penny Lane, and Arc of Oblivion, which focuses on the world of archives and record-keeping, directed by Ian Cheney and government produced by Werner Herzog.
See photos of the brand new Sanbox workplace area beneath.