THE NEW FIRE
(85 min) US
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Director: David Schumacher
Producers: David Schumacher, Derek Wiesenhahn

Description:
Nuclear power has been vilified in popular culture and much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock: they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable. Filmed across 4 continents over the course of 22 months, the filmmakers focus on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope.

Biography:
David Schumacher began his career touring the US and Canada as a rock and jazz guitarist. He entered the world of film and television as a sound recordist, working with such esteemed filmmakers as Barbara Kopple and Ken Burns. Inspired by their example and drawn to environmental issues, he has since gone into producing and directing. The New Fire marks David’s first turn directing a feature film. David earned a 2010 New York Emmy for creating, producing and directing the TV series NYCMusicShow. He has produced award-winning branding and identity campaigns for leading media companies, and has made documentary, educational and promotional films for clients including Columbia University and The World Economic Forum.

Derek Wiesehahn has over twenty years of experience as a documentary director of photography. His recent cinematography credits include the 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary short, Music By Prudence, the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary, How To Survive A Plague and the 2014 Oscar shortlisted documentary, God Loves Uganda. Derek’s camera operating credits include the 2011 Sundance winner, and Academy Award-nominated documentary, Restrepo, and its follow-up, Korengal. Most recently, Derek was director of photography for Newtown, which premiered at Sundance 2016 to broad critical acclaim.

Contact Information:
e: ds@magneticmedianyc.com
w: http://newfiremovie.com/


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