Edinburgh based Red Kite will start producion on the animated feature Nocturna in collaboration with Filmax Animation (Spain) and Animakids (France). Nocturna tells the story of Tim, an orphan who sees a star fall from the sky and is instantly transported into a world of dreams, darkness, and the mysteries of the night. The film builds on Red Kite’s reputation for creating highly stylised, visually distinctive animations. Featuring 2D and 3D CGI techniques, and with an initial budget of around €10m, Nocturna will attract audiences of all ages. Production on Nocturna commences later this year, and the film is set for theatrical release at Christmas 2006. A trailer for this beautiful movie is available at Filmax web site.