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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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