Peter Jackson's First World War Film For 14-18 Now And Imperial War Museums

Premier is pleased to have been invited by the team at 14-18 NOW to manage the press campaign for Peter Jackson’s forthcoming First World War film, which is one of the highlights of their 2018 season and has been jointly commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums.

14-18 NOW is the UK’s official arts programme for the First World War centenary. Their commissions have included Lights Out in 2014, Jeremy Deller’s We’re here because we’re here in 2016 and Paul Cummins and Tom Piper’s iconic poppy sculptures which have so far been seen by over 3.5 million people at locations around the country.

Jackson’s new work has been created exclusively with original, archive footage from the Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from the BBC archives. Each frame of the film will be hand-colourised, 3D digitised and restored with modern production techniques so that it is as impactful today as it would have been when originally presented in cinemas to wartime audiences.

Peter Jackson said: "I’ve always been fascinated by the First World War due to my own family history and the Centenary felt like a unique opportunity to make a personal contribution to the commemoration. I wanted to find a way to bring new life to the stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary times."

The film will premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival in 2018, followed by a broadcast premiere on BBC One. Premier looks forward to amplifying this extraordinary project.

Follow the link below to see Jackson discuss the project