Disaster Playground

Dedicated Project Website: DisasterPlayground.com

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SXSW 2015- Shortlist for Vision Award

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? One of Indiewire’s six highlights of SXSW 2015, singled out by Janet Pierson as ‘pretty nuts’, Selected at Sheffield 2015 and premiered at the BFI in London while being raved by SoundOnSight as ‘bombastic, Disaster Playground is Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios’ investigation of emergency procedures for disasters such as earth-bound rogue asteroids and meteor showers. 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. From NASA and the SETI Institute to the White House and the United Nations, DISASTER PLAYGROUND follows the people who are responsible for protecting humanity from a potentially devastating asteroid impact. Music is by Ed Banger Records and The Prodigy.
Disaster Playground was released at SXSW in March 2015 and competed in the Feature Documentary, Vision Category which promotes ‘audacious filmmakers, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking’.
Disaster Playground has been designed as a creative critical platform with ranges of hybrid outcomes. (exhibition, book, an app amongst others. see more on dedicated project website)