Production Company: Liberty Films (UK, independent)
In association with Stage 6 Films .
Shot in 33 days.
Shepperton Studios (UK)
Stage 6 Films is a label created by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group that acquires, produces and distributes 10-15 low budget (capped at approximately $10 million) films and direct-to-DVD releases per year. SYNERGY!!!
Hunt says he turns down a lot of producers looking for free vfx in return for a stake in their films. But he is open to exploring cut-price deals on interesting indie projects, such as sci-fi drama “Moon” , the feature directing debut of David Bowie's son Duncan Jones.
"We're not doing it for the money, but because the script was good," Hunt says. "'Moon' is a great example of us helping a U.K. producer to use vfx for the right reasons, to open up their film”
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group acquired distribution rights to the film for English-speaking territories. Sony was considering to send Moon to go straight-to-video; but after Moon premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January 2009, Sony Pictures Classics decided to handle this film's theatrical release for Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group.
Sony Pictures Classics distributed the film in the United States theatrically, beginning with screenings in selected theatres in New York and Los Angeles on 12 June.
Independent Film Co (UK) secured the rights for all other territories.