Logo descriptions by EnormousRat
Background: FilmDistrict was an American multi-thread production and film distribution company founded in September 2010 by Graham King and GK Films. The company also released theatrical films through Sony Pictures and GK Films. Unfortunately for them, the company was torpedoed by the failures of Pompeii and the 2013 remake of Oldboy. In October 2013, it ceased to be a distributor, and in Feburary 2014, FilmDistrict was folded into Focus Features.
1st Logo - (2011)
Logo: Against an orange dark sky with rolling clouds, we see the word "FILMDISTRICT" in Chisel Wide on a slanted black square. The logo zooms in slowly.
Variant: On the trailer for Insidious, the logo is tinted red.
FX/SFX: The word zooming in, clouds moving.
Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the trailer.
Availability: Only seen on the trailers for Insidious and Soul Surfer. Never officially used on any film.
Scare Factor: None.
2nd Logo - (April 1, 2011-Feburary 21, 2014)
Nickname: "The City of the Future"
Logo: We start in an empty hall and move through the window. There we see a huge city with skyscrapers and several film scenes, sometimes varying, on their walls passing by. The camera flies down to the street full of cars and move along the ground to reveal a lighted square, and above the square fading in is a black square and a "window" of the interior of a majestic cathedral, with the word "FILMDISTRICT" at the bottom of the "window". During the logo's last seconds, the camera slowly pans up showing the cathedral "window" move seamlessly along with the rest of the scene.
FX/SFX: The scenes, the camera moving, and the logo fading in, all in absolutely wonderful CGI animation!
Music/Sounds: A majestic but calm fanfare.
Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Insidious, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Drive, and The Rum Diary, among others. The last film to have this logo is Pompeii.
Scare Factor: Low.