Thursday, March 19
1:15PM - 2:21PM
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.
Premiere Status: World Premiere
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.
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Nelly Ben Hayoun
Nelly Ben Hayoun Studio