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LIGO Detection by Kai Staats LIGO Detection by Kai Staats LIGO Detection by Kai Staats LIGO Detection by Kai Staats

LIGO Detection

  • Genre: Documentary, short film
  • Synopsis: 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: The world premiere was hosted by New Scientist, February 7, 2017.
  • Webpage and Facebook

 

Song of the Stars Song of the Stars Song of the Stars Song of the Stars

Song of the Stars

  • Genre: Live performance, feature film
  • Synopsis:
  • Synopsis: In this original fusion of science and dance, you will travel through the vast cosmos, witnessing 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. Told through the beauty, grace, and power of contemporary dance, Song of the Stars features performances by Seven Dance Company woven into a narration by astrophysicist Paul Sutter.
  • Status: The March 2016 Kickstarter campaign successfully raised $25,000. On April 21, Over the Sun’s Kai Staats, Leonardo Buono, Joe Chilcott, and Colleen Cooley captured the one-time live performance at the Capitol Theatre, Columbus, Ohio. On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the film, edited by Kai with an original musical score by Joe premiered at the Gateway Film Theater in downtown Columbus, Ohio, as announced on News Channel Fox28.
  • Watch the trailer at Vimeo | Learn more at www.songofthestars.org

 

Kai Staats - I am Palestine Kai Staats - I am Palestine Kai Staats - I am Palestine Kai Staats - I am Palestine

I am Palestine

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

 

Kai Staats - The Explorers Kai Staats - The Explorers Kai Staats - The Explorers Kai Staats - The Explorers

The Explorers

  • Genre: Documentary, feature film
  • Synopsis: 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

 

Kai Staats - Why We Dance, a documentary film Kai Staats - Why We Dance, a documentary film Kai Staats - Why We Dance, a documentary film Kai Staats - Why We Dance, a documentary film

Why We Dance

  • Genre: Documentary, feature film
  • Synopsis: 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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