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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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