Safecast – Focus Forward Documentary Competition

It’s been a bit quiet here recently as I have spent the last couple of months working on a 3 minute documentary for the Focus Forward documentary competition.

I chose to make a film about Safecast – “a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments” that was started by Sean Bonner, Joi Ito and Pieter Franken in the aftermath of the 3/11 triple disaster in Japan.
The organisation now has over 100 regular volunteers and is the largest radiation monitoring project in history.

Unfortunately I can’t show you the film as the rules of the competition are that it must remain offline until the competition is over.
Frustrating but a small price to pay for a possible $100,000 first prize!

Be sure to check out and see the amazing work being done.

Oh and keep your fingers crossed for me, if I win I’ll buy you a beer :)

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  • Hey Adrian.

    Met you a few times with Brett some years back. Both in Nonbeiyokocho and elsewhere. Good luck with your submission; I really hope you win. Also, good on ya for helping to give Safecast a higher profile. I found them in the midst of my frantic searching for accurate information in the wake of last year’s quake. A beacon of light in a shockingly obscure landscape, they are.

    Since, I believe, it’s my first comment, I want to say that I’ve enjoyed your site immensely. What immediately comes to mind is your post about turning 40 and the time-lapse tattoo.


  • gullevek

    As usual I cross all my available thumbs for you :)

  • good luck with it mate. An important story to tell.

  • Jim Clinefelter

    Hi Adrian…just saw the facebook post about this…VERY great job on the video (which I voted for). Best of luck in the competition!