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2009

Action/Adventure, Documentary
Accomplished documentarian Paul Devlin (Power Trip) chronicles the efforts of his astronomer brother, Mark, and an international research team to launch an advanced telescope from the polar wastes to the edge of space via hot-air balloon. If successful, the risky initiative promises to revolutionize understanding of the cosmos, but time and again the charmingly zealous researchers come up against spectacular bad luck. Fast, fun, and beautiful to look at, Blast! (2008) communicates the joys and heartbreaks of scientific creativity without unduly taxing viewers who don't know dark matter from pancake batter. Improbable dramatic twists in the last reel qualify Paul Devlin as a fortunate filmmaker indeed. 78 min.
Official Site: blastthemovie.com/about.html
Director: Paul Devlin
Writer: Emily Kagan
Producer: Paul Devlin and Claire Missanelli
Cast: Mark Devlin, Barth Netterfield, Victor Davison, Jeff Klein, Marie Rex, Gaelen Marsden, Enzo Pascale, Christopher Semisch, Matthew Truch and Danny Ball

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