I've been working on 51 DEGREES for almost four years now. When I started writing the script with friend and actor Moritz von Zeddelmann (Damon Miller) our team consisted of three people. Four years later, June 2014, three thousand five hundred (and counting) people have give given their time, sweat and tears to this film!!
This is the moment a meteor was caught on camera by West Midlands Traffic Police. In-car footage released today shows the bright light soaring overhead.
The Speakers for Starmus: We’re counting down!
Tucked in the corner of a mews right between the bustling Bond and Baker Streets is a group of hardworking and aspiring filmmakers, who work day and night for the upcoming sci-fi feature film, 51 Degrees. Here the days start early, run after dark and often throughout the night when director Greg can’t get his eyes off from transcoding, and Assistant Producer, Digna, carries on working with people involved in the film overseas.
The location was Leake Street, close to Waterloo station with a tunnel of a few-hundred metres apparently known as the ‘Banksy Tunnel’ running through it. At the end of this tunnel was where a little bit more of 51 Degrees was going to be filmed.
Earlier this morning, I arrived at Trafalgar Square at about nine o’clock to meet with some of the already waiting cast and crew. They were accompanied by a few extras that would be needed for today’s filming needed to complete the Piccadilly chaos.
The destination was Hampstead Heath but before going off to meet up with the cast and crew of 51 Degrees, I first met with Scott Buxton who had been given the task to go and and hunt down some beer for the crew...
51 Degrees will have it's first private screening at this year's STARMUS festival in September! Speakers will include: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Dr Brian May and many others (read more).
I still can't believe that in 2014 #Asteroids like #THEBEAST which are A LOT larger than 120 Metres (that's the magical number... anything below that size is currently considered "unimportant" or "too small to detect") can orbit so close to #EARTH without being detected!
Humanity should be thankful "The Beast" doesn't have Earth in its crosshairs. This Sunday (June 8), the near-Earth asteroid 2014 HQ124—which some observers have nicknamed "The Beast"—will give the planet a relatively close shave, coming within 777,000 miles (1.25 million kilometers) at its closest approach, or about 3.25 times the distance from Earth to the moon...