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#TBT: Media Shuttle “Saved the Debut” of White God at Cannes 2014

More than just accelerated file transfer

With the kickoff of Cannes 2016 we couldn’t help but be reminded of one of our favorite customer success stories involving Post Office Films. A post-production team located in Hungary, Post Office Films was working on a film called White God to submit to the 2014 Cannes film festival. In the final days just before submissions were due, director Kornel Mundruczon noticed the titles in the beginning of the film weren’t quite right. The team – located around the world – had to act fast to make corrections in time for submission.

Post Office Films made the impossible possible, with the help of Media Shuttle. Moving the enormous DCP files between people to edit, review and approve in time would have been insurmountable with other solutions like FTP. The speed and reliability of Shuttle allowed the team to perfect their film and submit it on deadline. White God earned the Prize of Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2014 and went on to release the film in France, before Magnolia Pictures picked up the rights to distribute the film in North America.  As David Jancso from Post Office Films said

“Without Media Shuttle, it would have been impossible to make the last-minute changes to White God days before Cannes. It saved our lives and the debut.”

P.O. Films continues to send large files and win awards

Post Office Films continues to be recognized for their tremendous post-production work. One of their recent films The Childhood of a Leader (#TCOAL) featuring the famed Robert Pattinson premiered at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival last September and won awards for Best Debut film and Best Director. It’s since picked up the Best Director award at the 2015 Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, and was nominated for another at the 2016 Gothenburg Film Festival.

It’s fun to watch Post Office Films enjoy these impressive successes and accolades. We are honored that Media Shuttle is their solution of choice for moving these precious film files. Our sincere congratulations to David Jancso and the entire Post Office Films team, and everyone else who’s contributed to the success of both of these films. Keep up the great work!

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