My second feature documentary will begin production in September 2011. Shooting locations will include eastern Siberia, CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland (pictured above), and the ALMA Project in Chile. It will involve the largest astronomy project in human history, Tuvan throat singers, a neuroscientist's quest to actually photograph memories being formed in the brain, and the creation of sand mandalas in remote Buddhist monasteries between Pakistan and Tibet, all told through the true story of a man running alone across Death Valley in average temperatures of 130 degrees fahrenheit.
The film will be about questions, and the diverse routes to ask them. It will be about the struggles to lift the seemingly impenetrable veils of mystery from the intangible and transcendent, whether through bodies, machines, brains, or stars.
For more information about this film, read the article CERN published in their newsletter "ALICE Matters" during production at the Large Hadron Collider in January 2012: http://alicematters.web.cern.ch/steveelkins
Video and production journals will be periodically posted below during my travels for the film, so check back for updates.