Nashville, Tenn. - Nissan North America announced its collaboration with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for its forthcoming film 'A Wrinkle in Time' based on the classic 1962 novel by Madeleine L'Engle. The film's star studded cast includes Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Storm Reid, and hits theatres on March 9th 2018.
'This epic adventure, which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, depicts a world where intergalactic travel is possible' said Jeremy Tucker, Vice President, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America. 'It's fitting that the all new Nissan Leaf, equipped with Nissan's latest technologies, makes an appearance in the film. Nissan is proud to support 'A Wrinkle in Time' as well as its cast and Director who are working to imagine tomorrow, today'.
2018 Nissan Leaf to appear in 'A Wrinkle in Time'
Science and breakthrough technologies play an important role in 'A Wrinkle in Time'. Nissan is the world leader in electric vehicle sales, selling more than 300,000 Leafs since its introduction in 2010. As the halo vehicle for Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the all new Nissan Leaf was a natural to be in the film.
The all new 2018 Nissan Leaf further strengthens Nissan's position as the global leader in zero-emission electric vehicles (EV). The best selling electric car of all time has been completely reinvented for its second generation, combining the greater range with a dynamic new design. The new Nissan Leaf also comes with Nissan's latest advanced technologies, including e-Pedal and ProPilot Assist, to create the ultimate EV package.
'A Wrinkle in Time' inspired 2018 Leaf ad campaign
The world leader in electric vehicles, Nissan is debuting a new 'A Wrinkle in Time' inspired ad campaign for the all new Nissan Leaf in tandem with the film's premiere. The ads feature Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies and are running nationally beginning in early February.
'Searching for the Next Visionary Filmmaker' contest sponsored by Nissan
Nissan is also working with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and the film's Director, Ava DuVernay, to promote the 'Searching for the Next Visionary Filmmaker' contest. The contest seeks to inspire innovative directors - especially female film makers - to step up and share their voice. To enter, aspiring directors ages 18 and up must submit a two minute video showcasing their journey as a filmmaker. Submissions will be judged on their unique storytelling voice, their creativity and originality, and their depiction of one of the most powerful lines of dialogue in the film, 'Be a Warrior'.
One lucky winner will receive $100,000 from Nissan to create their own film, plus a trip to Hollywood to attend the world premiere of 'A Wrinkle in Time' and meet with DuVernay. Additionally, the winner will receive an all new 2018 Nissan Leaf. Visit http://www.awitfilmchallenge.com/ to submit your video and to access official contest rules. Contest ends February 2nd.
'Nissan is committed to storytelling that makes a difference and this opportunity to help the film makers of tomorrow aligns with this commitment' Tucker noted.
Nissan 'Forward Faster Class' celebrating Black History Month
Ava DuVernay is the first woman of colour to direct a live action film with a production budget over $100 million. To celebrate other visionary African-Americans, Nissan and DuVernaty are rolling out the 'Forward Faster Class'. This series of digital video vignettes will feature the insights of forward thinking African-American influencers sharing their tips for other self starters looking to blaze a path to success. These vignettes will debut in mid February during Black History Month on nissanusa.com.
'For Nissan, Black History Month represents the opportunity to celebrate African history and history makers while keeping an eye on what's yet to come' says Lanae Jackson, Nissan's Multicultural Marketing Manager. 'The 'Forward Faster Class' does just that'.
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About the Film
From visionary Director Ava DuVernay comes Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' an epic adventure based on Madeleine L'Engle's timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl's transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one's own light. Directed by Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L'Engle, 'A Wrinkle in Time' stars Oprah Winfrey as Mrs Which, Reese Witherspoon as Mrs Whatsit, Mindy Kaling as Mrs Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs Murray, Michael Pena as Red, Storm Reid as Meg Murry, Levi Miller as Calvin, and Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, with Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium and Chris Pine as Mr Murry. 'A Wrinkle in Time' opens nationwide on March 9th, 2018.
About Walt Disney Studios
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney on Ice and Disney Live!
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