Current Projects

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LIGO – Generations

  • Genre: Documentary, short film
  • Synopsis: Generatios tells the story of three generations of researchers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to one of the most advanced astronomical tools on the planet, in search of evidence for the final, missing piece to Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this film is the 2nd in a series which began with LIGO, A Passion for Understanding.
  • Status: Shot May 30 – June 12. Trailer is live at Space.com. Film is currently in post-production, with slated release in October 2014 at Space.com
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I am Palestine

  • Genre: Documentary, short film
  • Logline: Four short films that help bridge the cultural barrier between Palestine and the West, countries whose assumptions about this part of the world are based primarily on the limited view of the mass media.
  • Status: Return to the edit of this film is now underway …
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Monitor Gray

  • Genre: Science Fiction, short film
  • Logline: In the shadow of a shattered U.S. economy where States are seceding from the Union, one man gains prominence, wealth, and power by defeating cancer through what he claims is the hand of God. Monitor Gray tells of the rise to power of a City-State which promises heaven on Earth for those who are willing to succumb; and of a love that binds, over distance and through time.
  • Status: This film is now awaiting feedback from film festivals …
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MarsCrew134 Analog

  • Genre: Documentary, short film
  • Logline: On January 18, 2014 a crew of six highly qualified scientists and engineers and one documentary film maker entered the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the high, winter desert near Hanksville, Utah, for the duration of two weeks.
  • Status: Six 3-minute films were in January 2014 produced exclusively for Space.com, each introducing the work of the six crew members. Funding to support the edit of a proper documentary is now being solicited.
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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: This film is on hold until the LIGO series and “I am Palestine” are complete.
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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.
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