Network Distributing has announced the release of a new documentary that celebrates the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Filmed In Supermarionation covers the production techniques that were utilised throughout the 1960s by the Andersons in Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds.
Directed and produced by Stephen La Rivière, the documentary is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name telling the story of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s TV productions using a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, new interviews with those involved, and clips from the shows themselves.
Tim Beddows, MD at Network Distributing, said: “Having grown up with the series they created, I’m thrilled to present the story of how Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and their team of extraordinary filmmakers brought the most spectacular children’s television to audiences around the world.”
Director Stephen La Rivière added: “Despite being made in the 60s the Supermarionation shows have continually found new audiences. A large part of this is down to the incredible care with which they were made.”
Filmed in Supermarionation will be released in Autumn 2014.