Release date: April 2010
Genre: Documentary, Musical
Director: Joe Thomas
Studio: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Kenny Chesney
Official Site: kennychesneymovie.com
Available film art: Kenny Chesney Summer in 3D movie posters
THE HOT TICKET BRINGS KENNY CHESNEY TO THE MULTIPLEX WITH 3-D DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS OF KENNY CHESNEY: SUMMER IN 3D.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 9, 2009—Kenny Chesney, the biggest ticket-seller of this century in any musical genre, has wrapped his latest concert tour, the Sun City Carnival. This coming spring, Sony Pictures Releasing’s special programming division, The Hot Ticket, will take audiences for another ride. For a limited engagement beginning in April 2010 in movie theatres nationwide, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, will give fans the chance to live the fun, the friends, the songs and the moments that make Kenny Chesney the must-see concert experience to kickoff the summer season.
With Chesney taking off the summer of 2010 from his hard core touring schedule, millions of fans can still experience the magic and thrills of his high energy performance, this time up close and as never seen before in Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D.
Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing, said, “Kenny Chesney is one of the most popular performers in the world, so we thought he was a great choice for a Hot Ticket presentation. If you’re a diehard Kenny Chesney fan who just couldn’t get close enough this past summer, or even if you did and want to live those songs and fun again, even closer, Kenney Chesney: Summer in 3D is the perfect way to experience the intensity even closer than the front row.”
Chesney added, “It was an amazing — and at times scary — experience to have cameras that close, in the air, in a blimp… cause they’re everywhere. But when you see what this film captures… well, even for me, who’s in the eye of the storm, I was taken aback! It has all the energy, all the thrills and even better focus on some of the most rocking nights I can imagine. If you see this, you’ve seen me in a way I’ve never been seen…”
Chesney is the most popular live music act of the 21st century, having sold over one million tickets in each of the past 8 summers and selling out stadiums in Boston, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco. The 4-time and reigning Country Music Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year has sold over 35 million records and notched 19 #1 hits, including “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Beer in Mexico,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Summertime,” “Young,” “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” “Who You’d Be Today,” “Never Wanted Nothing More,” and “Anything but Mine,” among many others. GREATEST HITS II, which debuted at #1 has already yielded the recent #1 hit “Out Last Night” and “I’m Alive,” a duet with Dave Matthews, which is currently residing in Country’s Top Ten.
The 3D footage for the movie was shot over six nights in five locations—Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, Foxboro, and Indianapolis—using a total of 22 3D camera rigs. The rigs included state-of-the-art systems from 3ality Digital, which were outfitted with Sony 1500-series professional digital cameras. 3ality Digital’s advanced, fully-automated 3D camera systems are known for their sub-pixel image alignment and ability to adjust shots dynamically, making them well-suited for live events such as concerts and sports. The high image quality also reduces time spent in post-production, making immersive, 3D filmmaking no more difficult than 2D production.
Joe Thomas, director of the film, added, “Kenny is an incredible talent, whose live shows define what the concert experience should be about. This 3D movie, its production, and the access that Kenny gave to our cameras, will give his fans an unprecedented opportunity to see, up close, the true strength of this man’s attraction to the millions that have seen him live.”
For further information and to purchase tickets for Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, please visit www.TheHotTicket.net.