Giving a talk at the American Anthropological Association meetings in San Jose, CA.Read More
We’re set to film the lab scenes at Andreas Pfenning’s CMU genetics lab.Read More
Rehearsals started for ANYA!Read More
Meet Rafael Sosa as “The Narval Elder”Read More
Two weeks prior to production, we held open casting calls at the Centro Cultural Barco de Papel in Jackson Heights, Queens. The Spanish language bookstore and cultural center helped get the word out and complete camera tests with 46 local Latinos and Latinas, many of whom appear in the film.Read More
In this reposting of our First Encounter Production blog, Carylanna reflects on their creative collaboration so far with scientists and with the National Academy of Sciences Science & Entertainment Exchange.
Top takeaway? If you’re a filmmaker approaching a scientist with a fiction project, recognize that you’re extending an invitation to play. Make the most of the opportunity and allow for time and space to brainstorm new alternatives for your project. You might be happily surprised! In our experience, the result was not just a more scientifically accurate film but more well rounded characters and a better story.Read More