Disaster Playground for NBH Studio

Disaster Playground, a film by Nelly Ben Hayoun, 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. Showing the chain of command that runs from NASA and the SETI Institute to the White House and United Nations.
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.

Nick Ballon had the opportunity to travel with the film crew around America and Europe, documenting Nelly Ben Hayoun’s quirky and imaginative concept.

Disaster City, Texas
Dr. Peter Jenniskens, Meteor Astronomer, SETI Institute
Disaster City, Texas
Disaster City, Texas
Disaster City, Texas
Patrick Donnelly, Amateur Astronomer, Fremont Peak Observatory
Patrick Donnelly, Amateur Astronomer, Fremont Peak Observatory
Nasa Ames Research Centre
Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 Astronaut
Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research homemade cake
Lick Observatory
NASA Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center Mcdonalds
Dr. Mark Boslough, Physicist, Sandia National Laboratories
Minor Planet Center
SETI Institute
Dr. Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer, SETI Institute office
Flight control for the Apollo missions, NASA Kennedy Space Center
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