Third Star was the first film we made at Western Edge. For that reason it was always going to be special. It proved to be, and in many ways that we could never have imagined.
After getting its premiere as the closing Night Gala film of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in the summer of 2010, Third Star was released theatrically in London and Cardiff on May 20 2011. From that moment the strength of the passionate support that existed from the fans of the film seemed to take over. And we were astounded.
Due to fan demand it was held over at the Empire Leicester Square, then rolled out regionally in the UK and also played at over 40 screens – from NYC to New Orleans – in the USA as part of the “From Britain with Love” program. In many cases it was booked thanks to the fans who followed us via on Twitter and Facebook who lobbied their local cinemas to show the film.
Third Star is a small film about big ideas. We built it on a lightweight budget, but with ultimate faith in our heavyweight cast. The reward for our belief in the film and for the efforts it took to bring it to the screen was in the unprecedented demand from the ever-faithful fans.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our loyal followers for their reviews, blogs and even fan-fiction.
We have been inspired by you – the fans – and releasing Third Star has lead us to develop a slate of projects we believe you will love, and also to find ways that you can be involved from as early in the process as possible in making those films and bringing them to you.