Read about the team responsible for bringing dragons to giant screens everywhere.
Founded fifteen years ago in Quebec City, Productions Thalie specializes in feature films and documentaries. They have produced more than 17 feature films and 60 documentaries. The Canadian company has developed a far reach, working in the United States, France, Belgium and Switzerland.
BIG and Digital, LLC, Distributor
BIG & Digital was founded in 2009 by Tina Ratterman, a veteran of the giant screen industry. B&D distributes family-friendly 15/70mm and digital content to museums and attractions worldwide. Current films in distribution are: Dragons 3D: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures, Jillian's Travels: Africa, Planet You, Natural Selection, Watermelon Magic and Kids' Corner pre-school movies: Dino Dan Where the Dinosaurs Are, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Busytown Mysteries Pickle of a Pickle and Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Films in Production include In Saturn's Rings.
Yves Fortin, Producer
One of the most prolific producers in Quebec, Yves has accumulated over 125 productions in his career, many of which were European co-productions. He is as equally comfortable with feature films, documentaries and television series. In the Giant Screen industry, he served as line producer on Ultimate G’s:Zack’s Flying Dream. An impressive collection of awards demonstrates Yves’ commitment to quality craftsmanship, solid and daring storylines, and a focus on the spectator at the very core of the creative process.
Tina Ratterman, Distribution/Marketing
Tina Ratterman, President of BIG & Digital, brings over 15 years of experience marketing and launching more than 25 films for IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters. Ratterman takes a multi-disciplined approach to distribution. She optimizes her relationships with theater managers, marketing directors and museum executives to distribute films that meet their programming needs. In addition, she develops comprehensive film marketing campaigns with creative partners.
Marc Fafard, Writer and Director
Marc has written and directed three Giant Screen films: Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk; Vikings: Journey to New Words; and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia. He masterfully blends compelling stories and picture perfect aesthetics with finesse and accuracy. Box office success has proven that audiences are drawn to his directorial style.
Friendly Giant Marketing, LLC, Marketing
Friendly Giant is a strategic marketing and creative boutique that specializes in education-based destinations and attractions; new product, service and organization launches; and integrated branding and marketing.
Recent clients include Connecticut Science Center, Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures, Giant Screen Cinema Association, Giant Screen Films, Just Listen Project, National Geographic Entertainment, New England Aquarium, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, and Simons IMAX Theatre.
Rich Swietek, Strategist/Creative Director
During his 28-year career, Rich’s understanding of consumer behavior has helped brand and win major awards for an extensive list of regional, national and international companies. As Founder of Friendly Giant Marketing, LLC, he's building a reputation for creating focused marketing and branding that spreads smart ideas for clients.