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Corals are big-screen stars at Sundance Film Festival

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jan 24, 2013 07:00 AM
Picture this: 45 glorious minutes of high-definition, art-quality reef footage projected inside a full-dome planetarium. We've just described Coral Rekindling Venus, a new film "designed to nurture an emotional connection between a global audience and the planet’s endangered coral reefs" currently showing at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

We share the latest HD trailer of Coral Rekindling Venus.  Set it to full screen and enjoy the magnificent imagery and music ... then try to imagine the full 45-minute experience presented in a massive planetarium.  We hope this film can instill awe and appreciation to people the world for the wondrous life in our tropical seas. Reefkeepers may be interested to know Coral Morphologic was commissioned to shoot the fluorescence footage.  Great job, Colin and Jared!

Cast and Credits

  • Director: Lynette Wallworth
  • Producer: John Maynard
  • Editor: Elliott Magen
  • Music And Songs: Max Richter, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Antony and the Johnsons, Tanya Tagaq Gillis, Fennesz, Sakamoto
  • Sound Design And Mix: Liam Egan
  • Principal Cinematographer: David Hannan
  • Principal Cast: Lynette Wallworth

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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