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LIGO Detection

  • Genre: Documentary, short film
  • Logline: On September 14, 2015 the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime – gravitational waves – generated by the merger of two massive black holes over one billion light years from Earth. This, the third film in the series, explains the effort required to validate the detection and then celebrates this incredible event.
  • Status: Tailer launched February 11, 2016 from Washington D.C. with the LIGO Media Event. The premiere is slated for January 2017.
  • Webpage and Facebook

 

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Song of the Stars

  • Genre: Live performance, feature film
  • Logline: The life stories of the stars above, as told through the beauty, grace, and power of contemporary dance! Song of the Stars features performances by Seven Dance Company under the artistic direction of Cassia Cramer, woven into a narration by astrophysicist Paul Sutter. Kai Staats of Over the Sun has captured this original fusion of science and dance and is working to produce a feature film which will carry the audience through the vast cosmos to witness the first stars sparking a revolution from total darkness, the fatal love of two galaxies, and a cataclysmic death that brings hope to a new generation.
  • Status: Kickstarter campaign was a success! The premiere was performed at the Capitol Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, April 21, 2016. Development of an original score and editing are complete with delivery of the film to Kickstarter contributors slated for the close of 2016.
  • Learn more at www.songofthestars.org

 

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I am Palestine

  • Genre: Documentary, short film
  • Logline: This film brings us into schools, places of work, and homes in Palestine where we receive stories, both positive and challenging.
  • Status: Shot September 2012 – April 2013. Editing completed July 2016. Currently being reviewed by film festivals worldwide, where the film has won awards.
  • Webpage and Facebook

 

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The Explorers

  • Genre: Documentary, feature film
  • Logline: A single night with a telescope can open one’s mind for a lifetime. When a spec of light instead shows rings, moons, or a glowing tail, the world becomes a much bigger place. This film moves to capture the passion which all astronomers share, those conducting research or those simply gazing at the stars. The Explorers is a journey into the joy of learning motivated by looking into the night sky and asking, “Why?”
  • Status: Work on this film will conclude in 2017 …
  • Webpage and Facebook

 

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Why We Dance

  • Genre: Documentary, feature film
  • Logline: For all of recorded history, we have expressed ourselves through dance. Frustration, connection, despair and passion find outlet through this art and means of communication.
  • Status: This film is in its concept phase … awaiting unexpected doors to open.
  • Webpage
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