Anne Milne & Alberto Iordanov | 13 min | United Kingdom | 2012
This film looks at the question of life outside of the solar system, focussing on the work of Dr Duncan Forgan — a theoretical astronomer from the University of Edinburgh — and Grant Miller, an observational astronomer based at the University of St Andrews. Grant uses the James Gregory Telescope in St Andrews to study exoplanets and part of Duncan’s work involves theoretical calculations and computer simulations — incorporating the latest exoplanet data — to improve our understanding of how and where we might expect to see life appearing in the Galaxy.
Controlled Experiments, UCD Imagine Science Film Festival
6:00pm | Saturday July 7, 2012
Directed and Edited by | Anne Milne, Alberto Iordanov
Camera | Anne Milne
Sound | Alberto Iordanov
Original Music | The Performers
Sound Design | David Borras
Sound Mix | Marcin Knyziak
Colourist | John Sackey
Project Coordinator | Tania Johnston
Producer| Anne Milne
Executive Producers | Tania Johnston / Emma Davie
Featuring Grant Miller (St Andrews University, Scotland) Duncan Forgan (Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Scotland)
James Gregory Telescope
St Andrews University
Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
‘A Scottish Government Science Engagement Grant funded project
Anne Milne is a Scottish Director/Editor/Cinematographer. In 2010 she completed an MFA in Film Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art. That same year she was a Trailblazer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2010, which highlights the top 12 promising talents in the UK. Her film María’s Way was nominated for the European Film Award 2010, and won several awards (BAFTA New Talent) while playing at numerous international film festivals, including IDFA 2010 where it was included in The Best of IDFA Tour 2010.
Alberto Iordanov was born in Bulgaria and grew up in Latin America. He is currently a 3rd year student at the Edinburgh College of Art studying for a BA in Film & TV. He has a strong interest and experience in personal documentary films as well as experimenting with the visual medium.