A STUNNING CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR ALL THE FAMILY
BASED ON THE BOOK BY MICHAEL MORPURGO

NEWS

DECEMBER 1, 2016
BBC ONE TO SHOW ON ANGEL WINGS

We can confirm that On Angel Wings will be on BBC One this Friday 23rd December at 14.40.

You will be able to catch it once again with all the family as BBC One announces the schedule for the Christmas period.

It will also be available on BBC iPlayer following the broadcast. It is also available on DVD for a perfect Christmas gift.

 

DECEMBER 7, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS CONFIRMED FOR BBC ONE THIS CHRISTMAS EVE

We can confirm that On Angel Wings will be on BBC One this Christmas Eve at 10.00.

You will be able to catch it once again with all the family as BBC One announces the schedule for the Christmas period.

 

DECEMBER 1, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS NOW ON NETFLIX UK

You can now catch On Angel Wings on Netflix in the UK.

We are very excited that Netflix has purchased On Angel Wings for the UK. It is now available to watch which is perfect timing for the festive season. All the family will enjoy the enchanting tale of a Christmas Eve adventure.

 

NOVEMBER 2, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS OUT NOW ON DVD & DIGITAL HD

On Angel Wings from today is now available to own on DVD and Digital HD

Available online and at all main retailers, On Angel Wings is ‘a Christmas delight for all the family’.

The On Angel Wings DVD will make the perfect gift for Christmas this year, for all ages to enjoy the magical heartwarming story.

To purchase your copy head to the Store or click here.

#OnAngelWingsDVD @OnAngelWingsUK

 

OCTOBER 1, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS – YOURS TO OWN DIGITALLY & ON DVD 2ND NOVEMBER #ONANGELWINGSDVD

Discover a magical re-working of the nativity story based on the book by acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful) and from the executive producer of The Snowman and the director of Father Christmas.

On Angel Wings enchanted families when it aired on BBC One last Christmas and now this delightful animated short film is yours to own on DVD and Digital from 2nd November 2015, courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

 

July 28, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS UP FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL TV COMPETITION AT ANIMA 2015

On Angel Wings has been selected for the International TV Competition at ANIMA 2015 – VIII Cordoba International Animation Festival in Argentina.

The ANIMA Festival takes place between 10th-12th September 2015 where On Angel Wings will be screened.

The team at Illuminated Films are all very pleased and grateful for the nomination.

For more information about the ANIMA Festival please click here.

 

June 24, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS DVD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

The DVD release date of On Angel Wings has now been announced. It will be available to buy from the 2nd November 2015.

You can pre-order your copy of the DVD from Amazon.co.uk. Also check out the exciting new trailer. Click here to order now.

 

MAY 21, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS WINS BEST CHILDREN’S SHORT FILM

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that On Angel Wings has won Best Children’s Short Film at the UK Christian Film Festival 2015

Art Director Sue Tong, collected the award at Thursday’s awards ceremony held at London’s O2 Arena Cineworld.

Illuminated Films would like to thank everyone who worked hard on the film. A big thank you also goes to the UKCFF and to those who voted for On Angel Wings.

 

MAY 1, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS SHORTLISTED AT UK CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Illuminated Films has revealed that On Angel Wings has been shortlisted for this year’s UK Christian Film Festival.

On Angel Wings has been nominated for Best Children’s Short and is being screened on Friday 22nd May as part of the Children’s Day. For more information click here.

The UK Christian Film Festival takes place in London between the 19th-22nd May.

 

APRIL 15, 2015
CARTOONS ON THE BAY 2015 SELECTS ON ANGEL WINGS

On Angel Wings has been selected for the 18th Edition of Cartoons On The Bay – International Television and Cross-media Animation Festival.

It has been selected for the International Panorama of Cartoons On The Bay 2015 as part of the short film category.

The animation festival takes place between 16th-18th April in Venice. More information is available here.

We would like to pass on our thanks to Cartoons On The Bay and our congratulations to the Illuminated Films team.

 

APRIL 2, 2015
CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SELECTS ON ANGEL WINGS

The 7th CMS International Children’s Film Festival taking place in Lucknow, India, between the 7th-15th April 2015 has selected On Angel Wings.

On Angel Wings is being screened on the 14th April as part of the World Cinema Section which is eligible for an audience award.

On behalf of all involved with On Angel Wings, Illuminated Films is very grateful for the nomination. Good luck to all those taking part.

 

MARCH 30, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS SELECTED FOR ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015

Athens Animation Festival 2015 has chosen On Angel Wings to be screened as part of their Animation Marathon.

This is a new section of the festival, where three special mentioned will be given by the audience.

On Angel Wings is being screened on Wednesday 1st April as part of the last Marathon Programme on the closing night of the festival in Athens, Greece.

 

MARCH 24, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS SHORTLISTED FOR SANDFORD ST MARTIN CHILDREN’S MEDIA AWARD

We are delighted to announce that On Angel Wings has been shortlisted for the 2015 Sandford St Martin Children’s Media Award.

The judging will take place in mid-April and the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at Lambeth Palace on Wednesday 27 May.

All those at Illuminated Films are grateful for the nomination and for all those involved with the making of On Angel Wings, congratulations!

 

FEBRUARY 13, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS SELECTED FOR SCREENING AT CAIRO FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

Cairo International Cinema and Arts Festival for Children has selected On Angel Wings for a screening at this years festival being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture at the Cairo Opera House from 20th-27th March 2015.

Illuminated Films is delighted with On Angel Wings being selected and looks forward to presenting the film at the screening in Cairo, Egypt.

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2015
ON ANGEL WINGS WINS CRITICS AWARD

On Angel Wings has been awarded the Critics Award at the Blue Sky International Animation Festival 2015.

The Blue Sky International Animation Festival 2015 runs from the 2nd-4th February in Wooster, USA. The screening of On Angel Wings will be the US and North American premier of the film.

Dave Unwin, director, passed on his thanks and delight that it was being honoured with the Critics Award and that he hopes the film gives pleasure to the audience.

 

JANUARY 5, 2015
RATINGS SUCCESS FOR ILLUMINATED FILMS WITH ON ANGEL WINGS

Following the transmission of On Angel Wings for the BBC, broadcast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014 on BBC One, Illuminated Films is pleased to announce that On Angel Wings achieved the top ratings for the representative time slots.

On Christmas Eve, On Angel Wings won the slot average, premiering with an average viewership of 1.9 million, peaking at 2 million and a 13.8% share of the audience. On Angel Wings fought off competition from a variety of family favourite Christmas movies.

Viewers enjoyed celebrating by watching the new vision of the nativity on Christmas Day with a repeat of On Angel Wings. The film achieved the most viewers in the slot with an average of 1.5 million viewers and a 16.3% share of the total audience.

On Angel Wings is also live on the BBC iPlayer and still available to watch and download until the 23rd January 2015. Digital viewing numbers will be released once this period has come to a close.

 

DECEMBER 19, 2014
DAILY MAIL WEEKEND MAGAZINE TO FEATURE ON ANGEL WINGS COVER ART

The Daily Mail has chosen to feature On Angel Wings on the cover of their Weekend Magazine for the Christmas issue, their biggest selling issue of the year.

On Saturday 20th December 2014, On Angel Wings will take over the cover of the Weekend Magazine with special art work specially created for the Daily Mail.

The cover is based on the traditional Nativity scene of Mary, Jesus and farm animals but with a twist as young shepherd Amos joins them along with Angel Gabriel lighting up a starry night sky.

On Angel Wings is being televised on BBC One, 4.15pm Christmas Eve and 9.30am Christmas Day.

 

DECEMBER 16, 2014
ON ANGEL WINGS DVD AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution have announced the pre-order of the On Angel Wings DVD. The DVD will go on sale in the UK on the 23 November 2015 but you can pre-order your copy now.

A beautiful animation and heartwarming festive re-telling of the nativity. Brought to life by some wonderful talent, this will be treasured by families for years to come.

To order yours today and for more information CLICK HERE

 

DECEMBER 10, 2014
ON ANGEL WINGS SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

From today, the original music composed by Julian Nott for On Angel Wings is available to download on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

The full orchestral soundtrack will bring the magic of the film to each and every listener. For more information and to purchase CLICK HERE

 

DECEMBER 8, 2014
BBC CREATES OWN PAGE FOR ON ANGEL WINGS

On Angel Wings now features on the BBC website within the BBC One programmes. Take a look at exclusive content at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cs19z

Here you can view specific character profiles and descriptions, stills from the film plus an exclusive clip.

This will also be the first place to catch On Angel Wings on the BBC iPlayer.

 

DECEMBER 6, 2014
ON ANGEL WINGS FEATURES IN THE RADIO TIMES

Today the traditional double edition Radio Times came out and released into shops nationwide. This year On Angel Wings features with a special piece written by Michael Morpurgo himself.

Michael goes into detail about his vision behind the original story of the book and how it has been adapted in the half hour animated special.

The Radio Times have also selected it as their ‘Choice’ for Christmas Eve, so get the red marker out and circle On Angel Wings at 4.15pm on BBC One.

 

DECEMBER 4, 2014
ON ANGEL WINGS BROADCAST TIME CONFIRMED

The BBC have confirmed On Angel Wings will be broadcast on Christmas Eve at 4.15pm on BBC One.

See the magic come to life with all the family in this special animated film and twist on the nativity story. Watch Dominic Cooper as Angel Gabriel, Michael Gambon as Grandfather and Juliet Stevenson as Mary.

On Angel Wings will also be repeated on Christmas Day at 9.30am on BBC One. So if you miss it on Christmas Eve or want to enjoy it all over again, you have no reason to miss out!

 

NOVEMBER 25, 2014
BBC CHRISTMAS LINE UP FEATURING ON ANGEL WINGS

On Angel Wings features in the BBC Christmas programming line-up this year (exact time to be announced very soon).

The Guardian has featured On Angel Wings in the write up of Christmas TV; http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/nov/25/christmas-tv-bbc-miranda-finale

The Mirror includes a short blurb and trailer about the animated special; http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/christmas-tv-see-programmes-essential-4688963

The Daily Mail includes a stunning still from the film of Angel Gabriel (voiced by Dominic Cooper) sitting by the camp fire; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2847929/Doctor-Miranda-dose-Gear-controversy-BBC-s-Christmas-programming-revealed.html

 

NOVEMBER 12, 2014
SPECIAL SCREENING WITH MICHAEL MORPURGO

On Monday 10th November, the cast and crew plus special guests congregated at the BFI Stephen Street offices for a special screening of On Angel Wings.

In the presence of Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare we were joined by Colin McFarlane and son Josh who both have voices in the half hour special, along with BBC representatives, Jerusalem Productions directors, Producer Iain Harvey, Director Dave Unwin and Composer Julian Nott.

Also present were the talented animators, background artists and designers who have spent months working on the film to create a spectacular animated programme that provides a new heart-warming twist on the Christmas story.

 

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
FINAL DELIVERY OF ON ANGEL WINGS

Today saw Illuminated Films at the post production house for final delivery of On Angel Wings.

Producer, Director, Art Director and Production Manager headed over to Crow TV post production house for the final delivery of On Angel Wings. The guys at Crow TV made sure it was a relaxed and smooth delivery, completing the online, tape and DVD’s with time to spare. This meant, after the busy week and late nights getting the final renders in place, the team could unwind knowing everything was in place.

 

OCTOBER 29, 2014
FOLLOW ON ANGEL WINGS ON TWITTER

Illuminated Films has been busy updating the website and now is on social media.

You can now follow our latest film On Angel Wings on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Look up OnAngelWingsUK, follow and like us for exclusive videos, photos and ‘behind the making of’ content. Plus you will hear first when you can watch On Angel Wings on the BBC.

 

OCTOBER 9, 2014
MICHAEL MORPURGO’S ON ANGEL WINGS PREMIERES AT THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

A Christmas film that will warm the hearts of all ages

From the Director who gave us FATHER CHRISTMAS and WAR GAME, Dave Unwin and the team at Illuminated Films (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, War Game, Little Princess), open up this magical tale for audiences of all ages and creeds.

Starring the voices of Dominic Cooper (The History Boys, Captain America, Dracula Untold), Sir Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The King’s Speech, Paddington) and Juliet Stevenson (Mona Lisa Smile, Truly Madly Deeply, Bend It Like Beckham), ON ANGEL WINGS captures the Christmas nativity story.  The music has been specially composed by Julian Nott (Wallace and Gromit, Peppa Pig, Lark Rise to Candleford).

The BBC is due to schedule ON ANGEL WINGS this Christmas.

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