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Cough receives digital cinema scope screening at Burbank International

Friday 6th September 2013

Yarnmaker sci-fi film Cough will screen at the Burbank International Film Festival in LA, on Saturday night, 7th September at 10:30pm. The Burbank International screening will be the first time Cough will be publicly screened in its intended 2K Scope format.

Director Jason Kempnich explained, “Most film festivals show short films off DVD or Blu-Ray for convenience. Cough was designed for the big screen from the beginning, so it was filmed in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio with anamorphic lenses, a process known as Scope in the industry. When this is projected from Blu-Ray, it is letterboxed inside a 16:9 frame, which means you’re losing a considerable amount of real estate on a Scope screen. But when you project natively in 2K Scope, you use the entire cinema screen edge to edge.

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“We put a lot of effort into making a high quality Digital Cinema Package (DCP) for Cough, so that it may be shown by cinema projectors in the format they are used to. Not only will it fill the cinema’s entire Scope screen, it will also use their 6 channel surround sound to maximum effect,” Kempnich said.

Cough will screen the AMC Town Center 6 Cinemas in Burbank, LA, as part of the sci-fi and horror shorts program on the evening of Saturday 7th September 2013.

More information on the Burbank International Film Festival screening of Cough can be found at the Burbank International entry on our screening tracker.

Cough stars Robert Coleby (Tracks, Terra Nova, The Marine) and Christopher Sommers (Predestination, Terra Nova, The Horseman), with Natalie Trent and Dan Eady. Written and directed by Jason Kempnich, it features moody cinematography by Graeme McMahon and evocative music by Davin Patterson.

Set a few years from today, Cough explores a dystopian future where a pandemic has forced governments worldwide to heavily curtail the movements of citizens for their own survival. In the rush to survive, civil liberties are forgotten. The film asks the question - how far is too far, and what if government wanted to keep their new power? Sometimes you have to fight to hold on to your civil liberties.

Please refer to the Cough website for all information on the film, including all upcoming screenings, access to the film’s trailer and other digital media, and contacts.

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