September '16

Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios stand for Total Bombardment. We are the manufacturers of the Impossible. Designers of extreme experiences. Based in London and everywhere: above the sky and below ground.  

This month has seen us soaring across the sea, from UK to USA. Personally delivering the launch of our bold new project The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking to people everywhere.  It is a Space Odyssey and Viking Saga 11km under the sea, documenting a submersible expedition and an encounter with our biological archeology. Merging the fields of astrobiology, terraforming and the research of extremophiles, the project is set for release in 2017, currently furndraising for the next phase following development. An expedition of uncharted territories, encompassing all scales of science, but also inspiring questions of humanity’s place in the universe, the project explores the science of space colonisation. The project features leading scientists at NASA and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute and documents a submersible expedition - as we learn from life on Earth, how to create life on another planet.

We have delivered food for thought to those of you at the Reasons to Conference in Brighton, Dent:Space San Francisco, and we are now counting down to step on stage with the International Space Orchestra at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, now SOLD OUT with 17 500 people on the 24th September with Sigur Rós headlining. 3,2,1 BOUUUMMMM.

  • ISO and Sigur Rós live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • From Full to the Void Trailer
  • Talk to Me I am a Space Viking
  • Win Patches signed by SETI Institute scientists, Sigur Rós or Nelly Ben Hayoun!
  • Space Viking Project Video Releases 
  • Nelly Ben Hayoun Presents...
  • NBH Studios Collaborator Sylvia Earle and President Obama
  • NBH Studios In the Press
  • NBH Studios Team News
  • Disaster Playground Screening in Paris

    ISO and Sigur Rós live at the Hollywood Bowl

    The countdown to performance time is on!
    Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra (ISO) – is coming together to perform as the supporting act to Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on 24th September 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA. It is now SOLD OUT and 17500 people will see this cosmic performance's lift off.

    Today the final preparations take place, guitar strings are strung and instruments are tuned, ISO Space Suits are pressed and ready to go. The ISO are ready to ROCK the stage in support of Sigur Rós at the legendary Hollywood Bowl venue. On our Facebook you can view a collection of pictures taken from the final rehearsals. 

    Concert Preparations

    "From The Full To The Void" Trailer

    Trailer created by NBH Studios for the launch of the Space Viking Project. A teaser of what is to come at the Hollywood Bowl. 

    The ISO will perform at the Hollywood Bowl with animated visuals inspired by the latest NBH studios and Dartmouth Films on-going production “The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking”. Beginning in the deepest depths of a prehistoric sea, and ending in the outermost reaches of a distant solar system, this project aims to unravel our "biological archeology", merging the fields of astrobiology, terraforming and the research of extremophiles. This bold journey, spanning time and space, is exploring our ever-evolving world and the cosmic wonders of what lie beyond. This trailer is a sneak peak to what is in store on Saturday. 

    Watch The Trailer

    Talk to Me I am A Space Viking 


    As part of the ISO + Sigur Rós event, ISO players will be giving quick fire presentations during the interval of the concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Find our Space Vikings, dressed in their ISO jumpsuits and with their jumbo badges, in various location of the Hollywood Bowl and ask them any questions you might have about life on this planet and beyond, and what lies above and below.

    I'm A Space Viking - Details

    Win Signed Patches!

    The three limited edition patches!
    Our competition for signed patches continues. We have 25 patches available - signed by renowned SETI Institute scientists, Sigur Rós or Nelly Ben Hayoun. SETI Institute recently published an article about the scientists who graciously signed patches for the competition. 
    Enter The Competition

    Space Viking Project Video Releases

    Visit to view a series of three videos  that introduce you to the courageous Space Viking universe. A Viking Expedition from 11km under the sea to the greatest heights of outer space. An Earth Odyssey for a Space Colonisation. More videos will be released weekly! So keep an eye on our social medias.
    Watch The Videos

    Nelly Ben Hayoun Presents...

    This month has seen Nelly Ben Hayoun talking at events across the world, with more to come this autumn. Nelly has spoken at the conference in Brighton, UK, as well as the Dent Space conference in San Francisco.

    Nelly will chair session E1.9 on Space Culture at the IAC2016 conference in Mexico on September 27th with another talk scheduled at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City on the 12th of November.

    Studio Talks

    NBH Studios Collaborator Sylvia Earle and President Obama

    Sylvia Earle, Legendary oceanographer and Nelly Ben Hayoun studios Space Viking contributor and supporter, is with President Obama at the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument - she named a fish after Obama! Watch the video of Sylvia with President Obame here 
    See how Nelly met Sylvia here 

    NBH Studios In The Press

    News of the International Space Orchestra supporting Sigur Rós was premiered on it's nice that, meanwhile 'what design can do' and Rob Alderson from WeTransfer interviewed Nelly Ben Hayoun about the Space Viking project. To read the full articles follow the link below. 
    Press link

    Studio Members' Team News

    Our studio members continue taking part in a huge range of activities; Chloe our Studios Manager ran a half marathon for charity, Deborah our special Agent is launching her 'future of' talk series, Annette our Project Manager is continuing on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton and performing as part of the ISO, whilst Fiona our brilliant Director of Photography did the cinematography on "Baden Baden" now released in cinemas over the UK.

    'Disaster Playground' Paris Screening

    The feature film 'Disaster Playground' will be screened as part of the Pariscience festival in Paris on the 9th of October. This is the French Premier of the film and it will be screened at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Pariscience is organised by the Association Science & Télévision (AST ) group of independent producers.
    Screening Information