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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Particle Fever”

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").
September 1, 2013

 

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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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