Our story began in February 2014 when Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and famed guitarist for the rock band QUEEN, began working with Grigorij Richters, the director of a new film titled 51 Degrees North, a fictional story of an asteroid impact on London and the resulting human condition. May composed the music for the film and suggested that Richters preview it at Starmus, an event organized by Dr. Garik Israelian and attended by esteemed astrophysicists, scientists and artists, including Dr. Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Rick Wakeman. The result was the beginning of discussions that would lead to the launch of Asteroid Day in 2015. It is now 2016 and event organizers have the opportunity to view and screen 51 Degrees North at their local Asteroid Day event for free.
The film introduces Damon Miller, 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.
The film brings asteroid awareness into the realm of entertainment, suitable for all global Asteroid Day events. The film is available in English, Czech, French, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Polish. This also includes subtitles in: Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Swedish. To gain access to the film to screen at your event, send in your film request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the film will be available on Asteroid Day for 24 hours on our website for anyone to enjoy, free of charge!
More details about the film, here.