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'This Is Us' movie poster.

This Is Us, previously known as 1D3D movie, is a 2013 British-American 3-D documentary concert film centering on British-Irish group One Direction. It opened in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2013, followed a day later in the United States. The movie includes many clips and songs of One Direction.

It was directed by Morgan Spurlock and was produced by with Adam Milano, Ben Winston and the band's co-founder, Simon Cowell, along with Spurlock himself.

Background

It was announced for the first time by Niall in New York's Rockefeller Plaza, during the Today Show, on November 12, 2012.

After being announced in New York, One Direction began to film the movie in Tokyo, Japan on January 17, 2013. Two days later they performed One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks), in front of a large audience, which was later revealed to be part of the film.

After the release of the trailer on their Vevo a few weeks later, the title was guessed to be "1D3D", although it wasn't until March 18, 2013 when the boys revealed the official title, "This Is Us", on their Twitter.

A press conference was held in the morning of August 19, 2013, one day before the worldwide premiere of the movie in London's Lecister Square. There were opportunities for photos with the movie's director, Morgan Spurlock and a press conference. Afterwards, there were chances for more casual interviews with Harry and Niall together and Zayn, Louis and Liam together.

There was a twitter Q&A session held on the official This Is Us twitter account with each of the boys using the hashtag #1DMovieChat the night before the London premiere on August 19, 2013. First Zayn, then Liam, then Niall, then Louis, then Harry and Morgan Spurlock, the director of the movie. The question would be retweeted then the answer was written by This Is Us twitter account an signed off with the boy's initials.The chat began at 7:15 PM and ended at 9 PM (BST).

It is distributed by TriStar Pictures and released by Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures.

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Extended Fan Cut

On the November 9, 2013, Niall confirmed, via twitter, that a special edition of This Is Us with 20 extra minutes and 4 songs from their previous albums Up All Night and Take Me Home was going to be released in US and Canadian cinemas. It was released in the United Kingdom and Europe on September 19th. 

DVDs

The DVD was available for pre order from September 30, 2013. It was released in several countries on December 16th in three different editions:

  • One Direction: This Is Us (DVD + UV Copy)
    • This copy was the "Orignal Theatrical Edition".
  • One Direction: This Is Us (Blu-ray + UV Copy)
    • This copy was called the "Ultimate Fan Edition" which included the "Orignal Theatrical" + "Extended Fan Cut", all in Blu-ray.
  • One Direction: This Is Us (Blu-ray 3D)
    • This copy was called the "Ultimate Fan Edition" which included the "Orignal Theatrical" + "Extended Fan Cut", all in Blu-ray 3D on two disks.

Sypnosis

Billed as an intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon, This Is Us follows the lives of the five members of the boy band, One Direction. One Direction was first put into a group on the X Factor in 2010. This Is Us contains live concert footage from One Direction's Take Me Home Tour at London's O2 Arena, and footage from their lives pre- and post-X Factor appearance, and gives insight into the preparation for their concerts and ultimately what it is like to be One Direction.

Cast

Premiers

London

Fans camped overnight before the London worldwide premiere of the movie in Leicester Square, London. There was an official Livestream by Yahoo which began at 5pm on August 20, 2013.

The band arrived at 5:45 PM and other stars that walked the carpet include Little Mix; McFly; JLS; various youtubers such as Zoella, Alfie Deyes, Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman; Ronnie Wood and many others. The premiere ended at 7:20 PM when everyone had been admitted into Empire cinema where the film was to be shown.

New York

It was held on August 26, 2013 in New York's Midtown district and the premiere had brought the whole area to a "standstill". Some girls had been waiting for a number of days beforehand to get up close with the boys and there were thousands of screaming fans that greeted them. The boys arrived on the "black carpet" infront of the Ziegfeld Theatre, where the film was to be shown.

Other stars who walked the red carpet included Hailey Rhode and Stephen Baldwin, Perez Hilton, Kendall Schmidt (of BTR) and Emma Kenney (from Shameless) as well as many others.

Trailers

One Direction - This Is Us - Harry Styles

One Direction - This Is Us - Harry Styles

One Direction- This Is Us Movie - Louis

One Direction- This Is Us Movie - Louis

One Direction - This Is Us - Zayn Malik

One Direction - This Is Us - Zayn Malik

One Direction - This Is Us - Liam Payne

One Direction - This Is Us - Liam Payne

One Direction - This Is Us - Niall Horan

One Direction - This Is Us - Niall Horan

One Direction- This is Us Trailer

One Direction- This is Us Trailer

One Direction - 1D- This Is Us - Official Movie Trailer

One Direction - 1D- This Is Us - Official Movie Trailer

Release

The world premiere of the film was held in Leicester Square, in London on August 20, 2013. The film was released in the United Kingdom on August 29, 2013, and was rolled out internationally on August 30, 2013 with a majority of markets being reached by the end of September 2013.

Marketing

As part of the marketing campaign, the band allowed fans to upload pictures of themselves that would appear on a version of the theatrical poster. The theatrical poster itself has pictures of fans forming part of the background, with another version created and displayed on the band's website where the photos were used to recreate the poster itself.

This second trailer also teased a snippet of "Best Song Ever", the lead single from their third studio album, Midnight Memories.

Box Office

This Is Us grossed $28.9 million in North America with a worldwide total of $67.3 million. It is currently the fourth highest-grossing concert film.

The film scored $2.7 million on its Thursday debut, and topped the box office on its opening weekend, earning $17,000,000, far better than other concert films like Katy Perry: Part of MeGlee: The 3D Concert Movie, and Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, but not enough to surpass Justin Bieber: Never Say NeverHannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds and Michael Jackson's This Is It

The film has been a success worldwide, grossing over six times its budget.

Premiere

One Direction "This Is Us" New York Premiere Interview

One Direction "This Is Us" New York Premiere Interview

One Direction "This Is Us" New York Premiere Fan Questions

One Direction "This Is Us" New York Premiere Fan Questions

One Direction This Is Us Movie Premiere (Interview)

One Direction This Is Us Movie Premiere (Interview)

One Direction This Is Us Movie Premiere (Arriving on the Red Carpet)

One Direction This Is Us Movie Premiere (Arriving on the Red Carpet)

Credits

Produced by

Will Bloomfield executive producer
Jeremy Chilnick executive producer
Simon Cowell producer
Matthew Galkin executive producer
Richard Griffiths executive producer
Harry Magee executive producer
Douglas C. Merrifield executive producer
Adam Milano producer
Morgan Spurlock producer
Danny James Walton associate producer (as Danny Walton)
Ben Winston producer

Makeup Department

Adrian Rigby prosthetic makeup artist
Becca Smith prosthetic makeup artist

Production Management

Mark Harris post-production supervisor
Douglas C. Merrifield unit production manager

Art Department

Jim McKenzie concept artist

Sound Department

Hugo Adams foley editor
Nick Adams sound editor
Peter Burgis foley artist
Freddie Claire sound recordist
Vincent Cosson additional sound re-recording mixer
Amy Felton sound assistant
Samir Foco sound editor
Ethan Goldberger production sound mixer
Peter Hanson assistant foley mixer
Sue Harding foley artist
Richard Lovell sound mix technician
Paul Massey sound re-recording mixer
Emmet O'Donnell assistant sound editor
Jamie Roden dialogue editor
Jamie Roden sound re-recording mixer
Bjorn Ole Schroeder dialogue editor
John Warhurst supervising sound editor
Robert Karlsson dolby sound consultant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Priyanka Balasubramanian visual effects producer
Chloe Dai stereoscopic conversion supervisor: Southbay MPT
Peter Doyle supervising digital colourist
Wesley Froud visual effects
Tao Han stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Sebastian Hesselsjö digital compositor: BlueBolt
Shangshi Jin stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Zhiming Kong stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Daqin Li stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Wen Li stereo conversion colead: Southbay MPT
Zhubing Liu stereoscopic conversion lead: Southbay MPT
Jiawei Luo stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Bin Meng stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Shangrong Pan stereo QC lead: Southbay MPT
Christian Poullay matchmove artist
Pierre-Hugues Routhier stereoscopic supervisor
Xiaobo Shan stereo QC lead: Southbay MPT
Jie Shen stereoscopic manager: Southbay MPT
Qin Wang stereoscopic conversion lead artist: Southbay MPT
Mark Webb visual effects coordinator: bluebolt
Zhihui Yin stereo QC lead: Southbay MPT
Feng Zhang rendering lead: Southbay MPT

Camera and Electrical Department

Nick Brown stereographer
James Chesterton second assistant camera
Gareth Daley 3d engineer
Harry Dibden camera trainee
Tom Dixon senior dailies operator
Laurence Edwards stabilized head technician
Joe Finan technocrane operator
Kevin French camera operator
Tristan Hey senior dailies operator
David Holliday dolly grip
Tom Krueger cinematographer
Daniel Lillie camera trainee
Rupert Lloyd-Parry key grip
Seán McDermott camera trainee
Peter Myslowski best boy grip
Mark Nutkins first assistant camera
Geoffrey Sentamu first assistant camera
Luke Stone dolly grip
Henry Tirl Steadicam operator
Neil Tomlin crane/head technician
Laurence J. Wigfield second assistant camera

Animation Department

Miguel Rato motion designer

Editorial Department

Tom Davis assistant editor
Gershon Hinkson first assistant editor
Katura Jensen post-production coordinator
Adam Schaefer apprentice editor
Robert Sealey post-production assistant
Adam Sonnenfeld

edit room assistant

Music Department

Robert Houston music editor
Carlton Kaller music editor
Kier Lehman music supervisor
Sam Okell mix engineer: songs

Transportation Department

Gary Birmingham transportation coordinator

Other crew

Laura Anderson accounting assistant
Jp Caldeano crew support
Paul Dugdale filming consultant
Faye Green production assistant
Paula Hind production secretary
James R. Kipping production assistant
David McCarthy caterer
Richard Morrison title designer
Leo Pearlman production executive
Jo Wallett production coordinator
Dean Wares title designer
Dan Watt executive assistant
Sophie White production assistant

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Sequel

Main article: One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film

The sequel to This Is Us entitled One Direction: Where We Are - The Concert Film, was announced on July 21, 2014. It premiered in cinemas worldwide with a limited engagement for 11–12 October 2014. The sequel was filmed at Stadio San Siro in Milan, Italy on 28–29 June 2014, during the band's Where We Are Tour. The film was released on home media in December 2014.

References

  1. IMDB.com Full Cast list for "This Is Us"