Edge of Time
Time stands still as a scientific drilling ship retrieves sediment cores from the seabed at the equator. A work of ethnographic sci-fi, Edge of Time intertwines Jorge Luis Borges’ meditations on immortality with scientists’ reflections on oceanography, time, and extinction.
Director & Producer: Stephanie Spray
Fathom follows the world’s most immersed whale researchers to explore their groundbreaking work and how a life among whales has shaped them personally.
Director: Drew Xanthopoulos
Producer: Megan Gilbride
Missing Microbes (Working Title)
Facing an international public health crisis - the disappearance of our microbes (the ‘good bugs’ that live in us and are passed down from mom to baby) – two globetrotting scientists race to save our health, while four patients with life-threatening diseases triggered by this loss fight for their lives.
Directors & Producers: Steven Lawrence & Sarah Schenck
After returning from Afghanistan with severe depression and PTSD, Harry Turner went to the Peruvian Amazon to end his life. There, he met conservationist and scientist Samantha Zwicker, and through their work together raising orphaned wildlife he is finding a reason to live.
Directors: Melissa Lesh & Trevor Frost
Producer: Melissa Lesh & Trevor Frost
Six people live for one year in a NASA psychological experiment, simulating the first human habitat on Mars.
Directors & Producers: Katherine Gorringe & Lauren DeFilippo
The Edge of All We Know
Nothing challenges our understanding like black holes: they are the darkest objects and the brightest—the simplest and the most complex. In this film, we follow two teams. One is looking at black holes theoretically, and it is a team led by Stephen Hawking and his collaborators in their attempt to show that black holes do not annihilate the past. The other team is observational, and it assembles an earth-sized telescope to capture the first-ever photograph of a black hole. Woven throughout are reflections on what these most mysterious objects say about the limits of knowledge.
Director: Peter Galison
Producer: Chyld King
The Eyes to See
The Eyes to See chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.
Directors: Ian Cheney & Sharon Shattuck
Producer: Manette Pottle
The Last Kidney Donor (Working Title)
Director Penny Lane’s decision to donate her kidney to a stranger leads into an exploration of organ transplantation – past, present and future. Part scientific drama and part humorous personal essay, the film shows how scientists made organ transplantation possible, and now aim to make it a thing of the past.
Director: Penny Lane
Producer: Gabriel Sedgwick
Users (Working Title)
Is technology an expression of our humanity or is technology destroying our humanity? As our society moves increasingly towards a “technopoly” civilization, this visual essay documentary will explore the unintended and often dehumanizing consequences of our society's embedded belief that technological progress will lead to the betterment of humanity.
Director: Natalia Almada
Producers: Josh Penn & Elizabeth Lodge Stepp