GunHil presented PLOEY – You Never Fly Alone at Cartoon Movies, the animated feature film forum in Lyon, France. At the presentation in Lyon, a Co-Production agreement with Trixter of Germany was announced along with a World Sales Agreement with ARRI Worldsales, marking a major milestone towards completion of financing of this great story of the little bird that hasn’t learned to fly when his family migrates in the fall.
Moritz Hemminger, Theatrical Sales Manager of ARRI Worldsales expressed his satisfaction of the contract and sited his thoughts on the script: “What a fantastic story! It has everything you’re looking for in a family feature animation. The outsider, who becomes a hero with the help of his friends, very touching and adventurous story!”
TRIXTER is a highly regarded animation and VFX studio with facilities in Munich, Berlin and Los Angeles, known for their work on films like Iron-Man 1, 2 & 3, Journey 2 and The Avengers, as well as having many years of co-production experience on major European animated films.
ARRI and Trixter have joined in a partnership placing ARRI and TRIXTER as a heavyweight in the animation sector, and are already receiving great interest from distributors and potential co-producers. PLOE is the very first project where the two Münich headquartered powerhouses join forces with GunHil.
PLOEY is a family feature film directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson (Undercurrent, Thicker than blood) and GunHil’s own Gunnar Karlsson who also is a visual director on the film, which script is written by Fridrik Erlingsson. The film is produced by Hilmar Sigurdsson and Haukur Sigurjonsson on behalf of GunHil and is expected to premiere at year end 2015. Gunnar, Fridrik and Hilmar where the main creators on Legends of Valhalla – Thor, Iceland’s biggest and commercially most successful film project to date.