Like all crazy adventures, it began with a dream. This is our journey in a timeline.
From a sketch to “reel life”
Rich drew a story concept
HEAVENS: THE BOY AND HIS ROBOT began as short-film story. And the story was used to test two bigger ideas. First, the application of new technology that could potentially revolutionalize film-making. Second, a business idea of a franchise entertainment experience that could leverage on shared production and advertising resources.
Casting and production for the research and development (R&D) phase took place in Singapore.
Enter Key R&D partners
SONY, NVIDIA, Nanyang Technological University’s MAGIC Center, OTOY’s OctaneRender, Muse Pte Ltd, Act-3D B.V., iPi Soft LLC, Japan’s Research Institute of Systems Planning, Inc. ("ISP"), and Side Effects Software Asia Pacific came on board to contribute their technical expertise and equipment.
The first renders
Artists from all over the world, with experience from companies such as Industrial Light & Magic, and Gameloft etc., and who had worked on films like “Pacific Rim”, “Star Trek into Darkness” and “The Dark Knight Rises game”, also came on board to contribute their talents to the creation of this truly international film production.
Heavens Pte Ltd incorporated
With the successful conclusion of the R&D phase HEAVENS: THE BOY AND HIS ROBOT was green-lit to be made into a full-length feature film to be launched for commercial viewing.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Production for the movie took us to New Zealand where we met new cast and crew. Upon returning to Singapore, new locations were scouted, and film sets were built. For as much as possible, we like to film our fantasy sci-fi worlds in nature’s beautiful real life environments.
Growing Intellectual Property (IP)
“HEAVENS” logo and “THE BOY AND HIS ROBOT” movie title were successfully registered as trademarks. We made it legit. More seriously, we were accumulating more and more IP, and needed to safeguard all our hard work.
Awarded Post Digital and Visual Effects Grants
We received support from the Federal Government of Australia (Screen Australia) and State Governments (Screen Queensland and South Australian Film Commission).
Postproduction Magic with Australia
RESIN VFX and THE POST LOUNGE partnered us in bringing HEAVENS:THE BOY AND HIS ROBOT visually to life. BOOM TRACKS created the entire soundscape and enhanced the action and excitement with Dolby Atmos Cinema Sound.
Appointed sales agent
International Film Sales for the movie is now represented by Arclight Films who are one of the world's leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home entertainment.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our work shifted online, including final post-production and online test screenings with audiences in Japan and New Zealand.
Stepping into Japan's market
We began our partnership with METAVENTURE CORPORATION to represent Heavens Entertainment in Japan.
Still sailing on
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