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Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Disaster Playground

Thursday, March 19
1:15PM - 2:21PM

Vimeo Theater
201 Trinity St

Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the procedures to manage and assess the risks. The film follows the scientists planning the monitoring and deflection of hazardous Near Earth Objects and the real-life procedures in place in the event of an asteroid collision with the earth. Follow the chain of command that runs from the SETI Institute and NASA to the White House and United Nations and meet the people who are responsible from protecting us from a potentially devastating asteroid impact.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 66min

Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun

Executive Producer: John Tobin, Mathew Trivett - Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, co-commissioned through Broadway’s Near Now programme

Producer: Lisa James,

Cinematographer: Catherine Goldschmidt

Editor: Alice Powell

Sound Designer: Cliff Rossiter

Music: Vandroid by Ed Banger Records,The Prodigy,The International Space Orchestra.

Additional Credits: Musical Director: Evan Price, Project Manager: Annette Rodrigues, Camera Operator: Fiona Braillon, Sound Recordist: Nikolas Zasimczuk, Photographer: Nick Ballon


Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of Design and Science”, Nelly is an award- winning explorer, Wired Innovation Fellow, and designer of experiences at the SETI Institute, she works with leading scientists to devise subversive events and bring chaos and disorder. Disaster Playground is Nelly's second feature after the International Space Orchestra.

Public Film Contact
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studio
+44 (0)7969534911

Publicity Contact
Lisa James



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