Irish Abroad: Two by Two – Ooops… The Ark Has Gone secures further international distribution
ScreenDaily is reporting that the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. funded 3D animated feature Two by Two – Ooops… The Ark Has Gone has been sold to a number of countriesd around the world.
The film, which is now playing in Irish cinemas, is part of the Irish sales delegation at Le Marché du Film at the Cannes Film Festival. Rights have now been sold to France (Paradis Films), Spain (Flins & Piniculas), Hungary/Romania (ADS Service Ltd), Czech Republic (Bohemia Motion Pictures), Iceland (Sam-Film), Japan (Zazie Films Inc), Thailand (Joyncontents Group), Malaysia (Suraya Filem Ltd.) and Myanmar (Yejilim Entertainment).
The film centres on a fictional species known as Nestrians who after being denied space on Noah’s ark sneak on-board with some help. When two of the kids fall overboard they must learn to fend for themselves, while their parents frantically search for them.
Irish talent is represented throughout with music from Stephen McKeon, co-written by Richie Conroy, and featuring the voices of Paul Tylak, Patrick Fitzsymons, Alan Stanford, Dermot Magennis, Aileen Mythen, Ava Connolly, Callum Maloney, and Tara Flynn. Full sound post on the film was carried out at Ardmore Sound and Screen Scene.
Earlier this year eOne acquired distribution for the U.S., Canada, and Australia/New Zealand, with Eagle Pictures taking Italy, and Scanbox the Scandinavian territories. Other buyers include Flame Node (China), 2i Film (Balkan region), Pictureworks (India), and Silverbird (African region).
Last year, Global Screen sold the film to distributors in Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, South Korea, Poland, Portugal, Israel, Latin America, the Middle East , Turkey, Bulgaria, Iran, and Indonesia.
Ulysses Filmproduktion and Moetion Films, makers of animated hit Niko, created the film, with co-production and funding coming from Fabrique d’Images, Grid Animation, supported by Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, DFFF, FFA, Filmfund Luxembourg, Screenflanders, MEDIA i2i audiovisual, MEDIA development, and The Irish Film Board.