Feature Film: ASTEROID RUSH: PLANETARY DEFENSE, 52min., France, Documentary/Sci-Fi

Directed by Jacques BEDEL, Bertrand LOYER
At first glance, it appears unlikely that we are under threat from extra-terrestrial objects. Yet, at any moment, the sky could fall on our heads. Our solar system contains millions of objects known as asteroids. The smallest measure just a few centimetres across but the largest can have a diameter of a thousand kilometres. Some circle the sun, like planets, while others cross paths with Earth’s orbit. Now, technological marvels are under construction to avoid a cataclysmic collision. What seemed like science fiction, has now become reality. We are currently learning how to deflect asteroids from their celestial path.

Watch the Audience Feedback Video:

Director Biography – Jacques BEDEL, Bertrand LOYER

Bertrand is a world-renowned science film author, cameraman, producer and director. Since he founded Saint Thomas Productions in 1995, he has produced or directed more than a hundred wildlife, science and environmental films for all major broadcasters. He has developed the series “Asteroid Rush”, as well as other space related films, such as “Space Smash” (2019, for ARTE). He has also developped several VFX driven film such as “A NEW PREHISTORY” series and “WHALES FROM THE DEEP”.

Director Statement

The fall of Chelyabinsk’s meteor was a real shock to the astrophysics community, and the shockwave caused our governments to respond and accelerate the implementation of planetary defense against NEOs. (Near Earth Objects, which are asteroids which can cross paths with our planet).

Our documentary is intended to accompany this research thanks to innovative special effects. It re-enacts reveals past events as accurately as possible and reveals a daring scientific project to deflect an asteroid from its path.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: