It’s been a while since I’ve shared something that I’ve worked on and this is why:
I’ve been working on something much larger than a 5 minute short. For the last 8 months I have been working as an Associate Producer for a feature length documentary:
Directed By: Sandy Smolan | Produced by: Sandy Smolan & Bill Medsker | Cinematography by: Jacek Laskus | Edited by: Dan Oberle | Music by: Philip Sheppard | Narrated by: Joel McHale
With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in ways from the microscopic to the gargantuan: Big Data, a word that was barely used a few years ago but now governs the day for many of us from the moment we awaken to the extinguishing of the final late-evening light bulb.
This massive gathering and analyzing of data in real time is allowing us to not only address some of humanity biggest challenges but is also helping create a new kind of planetary nervous system. Yet as Edward Snowden and the release of the NSA documents has shown, the accessibility of all this data comes at a steep price.
The Human Face of Big Data captures the promise and peril of this extraordinary knowledge revolution. The film is narrated by Joel McHale.
I’m very excited to announce that this film will be screening at several festivals in the next few weeks and we are waiting to hear from several more. For those in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Boston, Palm Beach, or Newport Beach please check out their schedules for screening times.
I will do my best to update screening times and new locations. If you’re trying to find screenings in a certain location, please feel free to send me a note for more details.