Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything…signs of life, somewhere else in the universe.
With cutting-edge imagery from the world’s most powerful telescopes, The Search for Life in Space takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and thermal vents deep beneath the sea. In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold.
As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of planets like ours, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Where did we come from?”, “How did we get here?” and “Are we alone?”
Stephen Amezdroz has worked in the film industry for more than 35 years, with a background in the production of feature films and high-end, international television documentaries and dramas. His latest passion involves financing, developing, producing—and now, for the first time, directing—giant-screen documentaries. In fact, Stephen’s commitment to the giant screen has led to December Media’s creation of Australia’s first 3D giant screen films—a trilogy that explores space, and particularly how life evolves on Earth and beyond. With many specialties in the industry, particularly the international marketplace, Stephen has become a key principal at December Media since he joined it in 2003, after more than 10 years with Beyond International.
Jim Frater – Director of Photography
Jim Frater is an award-winning Director of Photography and Cinematographer specializing in documentaries, drama-documentaries, commercials, and feature films. In 25 years’ behind the camera, Jim’s work has been featured across all major Australian,
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UK, and US networks, including the ABC, the BBC, CNN, and NBC. He has received more than twenty cinematography awards, most recently two from the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). In 2015, he received the Golden Tripod for Cinematography in Dramatised Documentaries, and in 2014 the Silver Tripod for Cinematography in the Documentaries, Drama, and TV category. His success is augmented by his extensive experience as an aerial camera operator, drone operator, Steadicam owner/operator, and jib operator—as well as his abilities as a very capable underwater cameraman and scuba diver. Working out of Perth, Western Australia, Jim is currently the only licensed Phantom high-speed camera operator based on the country’s West Coast. His work has taken him across all continents except Africa—for now….
Dale Cornelius – Composer
Dale Cornelius is an AGSC multi-award nominee and recipient of the 2013 AACTA award for Best Music & Design in a Documentary. He has composed music for internationally acclaimed feature films, documentaries, and television series by BBC, PBS, Discovery, and National Geographic, among many others. He has been described as highly inventive, a truly unique artist, and having an ability to evoke an immediate emotional connection with an audience through music. Dale’s musical diversity and distinct scores have made him one of Australia’s premiere film composers. He has crafted extraordinary soundtracks for two films in this series, Hidden Universe and The Search for Life in Space, both of which reflect our boundless curiosity and passion to explore worlds beyond our own.