Screen a Film: 51 Degrees North

51 Degrees North was the movie that inspired Asteroid Day. It was directed by co-founder Grigorij Richters and the music was composed by Dr. Brian May. We are proud to present to you this alternate version of the film, by Discovery Science. As an event organiser you can have access to download both the full length film (88 minutes) or the 45 minute (Discovery Science) version. Event organizers must request a copy through events@asteroidday.org in advance.

The full length film (88min) will ALSO be made available with English and Spanish subtitles for anyone to watch online on Asteroid Day (June 30, 2016). You can access it via http://asteroidday.org on June 30

Synopsis

Damon Miller is a filmmaker grappling with the pressures of an impoverished profession and a dissolving relationship. One routine assignment will change his life as he is involved in the disturbing research into Near-Earth Objects.

VERSION + LANGUAGE

There are two versions of 51 Degrees North. Asteroid Day has made available the full length original film (88 minutes) subtitled in Spanish and English. In partnership with Discovery Science, Asteroid Day is able to provide a 45-minute version of the film in English, Slovak, Turkish, Russian, Polish, and Hungarian audio.

90-minute Full Length Film

  • Audio:
    • English
  • Subtitles:
    • English
    • Spanish

45-minute Discovery Film:

  • Audio:
    • English
    • Slovak
    • Turkish
    • Russian
    • Polish
    • Hungarian
  • Subtitles:
    • The 45 minute version is not subtitled. If your language is not listed above then you can request the English subtitles file and subtitle the film in your language if you have someone to translate. We request that if you do this you provide the translation subtitle file to us so we can share with others for future events. >Click here to learn more about Subtitles<

If you would like to request a copy of the film, then please email events@asteroidday.org. We will need at least 48 hours to get you the film. Please plan accordingly.

SUBTITLE HOW-TO

If your event has decided to use a subtitled 90-minute version of the film, there are a few steps in order to playback the film with the proper subtitles successfully. Event organizers who request the film with subtitles will receive two files. The first will be the film itself (.mp4). The second file will contain the subtitles in a .SRT file format.

 

In the following section, you will find instructions on how to use the subtitles with different media players. If your prefered media player is not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us for further help at: events@asteroidday.org

 

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT RENAME ANY OF THE RECEIVED FILES OR MOVE THEM IN SEPARATE DIRECTORIES, ELSE IT MAY FAIL TO LOAD THE SUBTITLES!

 

VLC Media Player

Step 1: Open the movie file with VLC Media Player. It will detect subtitles  automatically.

If for any reason, the subtitles do not show up, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Once you have opened the movie file with VLC, click “Video” on the top menu bar

Step 2: In the submenu, select “Subtitles Track”

Step 3: Then select “Open file…”

Step 4: Here, Select the “51º North – Official film EN.srt” file if you have downloaded the English version or Select the “51º North – Official film ES.srt” file if you have  downloaded the Spanish file.

If you followed the steps correctly, the subtitles should now show up at the bottom of the screen.

 

Windows Media Player

This media player does not support the .srt subtitle files so please select another player

 

QuickTime

This media player does not support the .srt subtitle files so please select another player

 

PotPlayer

Step 1: Open the movie file with PotPlayer. Normally PotPlayer will automatically detect the subtitles by itself

If for any reason, the subtitles do not show up, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Once the movie file is opened with PotPlayer, choose “PotPlayer” in the upper left corner of the window
Step 2: Select “Subtitles”

Step 3: Then click on “Add/Select Subtitles”

Step 4: After, click “Load Subtitle…”

Step 5: Here, Select either the “51º North – Official film EN.srt” file if you have downloaded the English version

or Select “51º North – Official film ES.srt” file if you have downloaded the Spanish file.

If you followed the steps correctly, PotPlayer should now display the subtitles in your desired language.</p>

 

GOM Player

Step 1: Open the movie file with GOM Player. GOM Player will detect subtitles automatically.

If for any reason, the subtitles do not show up, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Once you have opened the movie file with GOM Player, click on “GOMPlayer” in the upper left corner of the window

Step 2: Then select “Subtitles”

Step 3: Then click “Select Language”. Here you can select any subtitles GOM can find for this movie.

The film is free to event organizers and is licensed under the Creative Commons.

More Resources

Press Kit (Click to download our EPK which contains all the relevant details)

Movie Stills, Posters, Quotes and Graphics (free to download)

Read more on IMDB

Directed by Grigorij Richters
Produced by Alexander Souabni
Grigorij Richters
Written by Grigorij Richters
Starring Moritz von Zeddelmann
Steven Cree
Steve Nallon
Jamie Doyle
Dolly-Ann Osterloh
Music by Brian May
Cinematography James Kinsman
Edited by David Milkins
Release dates
Running time
88 and 44 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Videos

An interview with the composer, Dr. Brian May

Asteroid Experts and scientists discuss the film and asteroids after the screening of 51 Degrees North on June 30, 2015 at the Science Museum in London.

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