Disaster Playground Trailer
30 March, 2015
I had the great opportunity to travel for 3 months, with the film crew around America and Europe, documenting Nelly Ben Hayoun’s quirky and imaginative concept.
The film is being screened worldwide from this March. If you haven’t already seen it take a look at the trailer below.
WELCOME TO THE REAL “ARMAGEDDON”
We are so used to a particular version of disaster. We know what it looks like: Hollywood CGI. We know its characters: Bruce Willis as the ultimate hero, the scientist with terrible news, and the flawed president who is always presidential in a crisis. We know the dramatic rescues, the high-tech equipment, and the chain of command – that reassuring sense that someone, somewhere knows what to do…
The reality is, in fact, different. Disaster Playground is a ‘theatre of cruelty’, a critical platform where scientific surprise and its process can be more acclaimed than box-office success.
Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the procedures in place to manage, assess, and minimalize the risks. The film follows scientists leading the monitoring and deflection of hazardous Near Earth Objects and the real-life procedures in place in the event of an asteroid collision with the earth. Follow the chain of command that runs from NASA and the SETI Institute to the White House and United Nations, meeting the people who are responsible from protecting us from a potentially devastating asteroid impact.
Hollywood relies on Bruce Willis to save the world in Armageddon, but who are the real-life heroes seeking to save our civilisation from the next major asteroid impact?
Disaster Playground is a real film at the edge of space fiction: space decadence with a cutting edge approach through re-enactment of off-nominal situations by world-renowned space experts at NASA and the SETI Institute.
With an original soundtrack featuring electronic music label Ed Banger Records and The Prodigy.