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About the Filmmakers

Mark Levinson – Director

Before embarking on his film career, Mark earned a doctoral degree in particle physics from the University of California at Berkeley. In the film world, he became a specialist in the post-production writing and recording of dialogue known as ADR. He has worked closely with such directors as Anthony Minghella, Francis Coppola, Tom Tykwer, Milos Forman and David Fincher. He is the writer/producer/director of the narrative feature film Prisoner of Time, which examined the lives of former Russian dissident artists after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and had an acclaimed premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival.

David Kaplan – Producer

David Kaplan is a professor of theoretical particle physics at Johns Hopkins University and studies supersymmetry, dark matter, and properties of the Higgs boson. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, David held research positions at the University of Chicago and Stanford’s Linear Accelerator Center. He has been awarded the Outstanding Junior Investigator prize from the Department of Energy and named an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He has been a featured host and consultant on science programs for the History Channel and National Geographic.

Claudia Raschke-Robinson – Cinematographer

Award winning cinematographer Claudia Raschke-Robinson has photographed independent feature films and documentaries for over 15 years. Her most notable feature documentaries are Mad Hot Ballroom (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2005), Peabody Award winning Black Magic (2009, ESPN), The Music In Me (HBO series 2008), Oscar-nominated My Architect (add’l DP), Oscar-nominated Small Wonder (add’l DP), and Oscar nominated Sister Rose’s Passion (add’l DP).

Walter Murch – Editor

Universally acknowledged as a master in his field, he is revered for his work as a film editor and sound designer, a term that he coined. Murch has worked with, among others, director Francis Ford Coppola on such cinematic milestones as The Godfather I, II and III, and Apocalypse Now, for which he won his first Academy Award in 1979. He also worked on Anthony Minghella’s film The English Patient for which he won an unprecedented double Academy Award in 1996 for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. He has also been nominated for Oscars for The Conversation, Julia, The Godfather: Part III, Ghost, and Cold Mountain. Murch has written a beautiful book on film editing, In the Blink of an Eye (2001).

Anthos Media – Producer

Anthos Media LLC is a new company dedicated to the production and distribution of documentary films aimed at the family audience. Along with Particle Fever, the company has produced The New Public by Jyllian Gunther and two short documentaries – one about the oldest psychoanalytic institute in the United States and the other about first responders to the Haiti earthquake of 2009. The company is currently working on Letters from Baghdad about the English diplomat Gertrude Bell and Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, about the man behind the prize.

The company’s principals are Dr. Carla Solomon and Andrea Miller. Dr. Solomon, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, is a longstanding advocate for social change through volunteerism and philanthropy. Andrea Miller is an independent producer whose credits include the feature Dark Matter (Sloan Prize, Sundance; best narrative feature, Asian Film Festival), “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” (Emmy), “Shining Time Station,” and the original “Indecision ‘92” (Comedy Central’s longstanding election coverage). She was formerly an executive at Sony Wonder and also at Turner Networks where she headed the start-up of Cartoon Network Japan.

Robert Miller – Composer

Composer Robert Miller has written several works that have been performed by orchestras nationwide. He has been the Composer-In-Residence with the New York-based Jupiter Symphony from 1996 – 1999. The New York Pops performed his orchestrations to Leonard Bernstein’s famed West Side Story Variations at Carnegie Hall. In addition to his symphonic efforts, Miller is considered among the top echelon of composers working in television and commercials. Some of his recent films include a feature documentary, Why We Fight (Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2005), Red Doors (Best NY Narrative, Tribeca 2005), and the critically acclaimed The Caller (2008).

MK12 – Graphics and Animation

MK12 is a design and filmmaking collective with acclaim in both commercial and artistic arenas. Founded in 2000, MK12’s work constantly challenges the boundaries between narrative structure and experimental storytelling via juxtapositions of live action, graphic design, nostalgic influence and new technologies. MK12 has been sought after to direct numerous commercial & network-based projects and has been involved with several game promotions and cinematics, and has also created title sequences & in-film graphic FX for feature films such as Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Holy Wars and Quantum of Solace. Their self-produced short films have been featured in numerous international film festivals.

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