McNitt is a writer and director. She is a 2018 Emmy® Awards Finalist and the recipient of the VR Grand Prize at The Venice Film Festival. She explores the cosmic collision of science and art. From astronauts to astrophysicists, McNitt works alongside scientists to tell stories about the human connection to the cosmos. Her films and VR experiences have appeared at festivals including Sundance, SXSW, AFI Fest, Cannes NEXT, Tribeca, Telluride, and The Venice Film Festival. She’s a two time Intel Science Fair winner, Alfred P. Sloan grant recipient, and winner of the 2018 Gold Screen Young Director's Award at Cannes Lions. McNitt is the creator of SPHERES an immersive Virtual Reality journey through the hidden songs of the Universe. Executive Produced by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel, SPHERES stars three generations of women as the voices of the cosmos including Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life, Interstellar), and Patti Smith. SPHERES made history as the world's first acquisition of a VR experience out of the Sundance Film Festival.
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