Partners: Produced by Anthos Media, directed by Mark Levinson; distributed by ro*co films international
Length: 1 x 97 minutes
Premiered: Sheffield Doc/Fest, June 2013
Rights available: All rights available outside of North America and Australia/NZ
Billed as the “ultimate reality film,” Particle Fever follows six scientists involved in the launch of the Large Hadron Collider (or LHC as those in scientific circles refer to it) near Geneva, and in turn, the hunt for the Higgs boson (also known by the slightly more fanciful term, “The God Particle”). The six scientists differ in their specialties – some are theorists and some are experimentalists – but are united in their relentless enthusiasm for the task at hand. And even for those of us who barely lasted a week in physics class, the depiction of that spirit, married to cleverly rendered CGI that helps spell everything out, makes for a thrilling film experience.