Safecast / Focus Forward Update – In The Semifinal

Safecast | Adrian Storey from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

I am very pleased to announce that my 3 minute documentary on the amazing Safecast project has made it to the semi-finals of the Focus Forward documentary competition. Not half bad for a competition that had entries from 69 countries.
The film can now be viewed on the Focus Forward Films Vimeo page (as well as here) and voting for the Audience Choice award is open should you feel that my film deserves your vote (voting button in the top right corner), Do head over to Focus forward and check out my stiff competition though, some great work there.
Once again thanks to all at Safecast for your help in its production (extra special mention to Joi Ito, Pieter Franken and Sean Bonner for being interviewed)
Focus Forward - Semifinalist

The original blurb and credits for the film:-

In the immediate aftermath of the 3/11 earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in Japan, three friends were talking over the internet and trying to find information.
There was none.
Faced with a global shortage of geiger counters the friends decided to take matters into their own hands and reached out to their networks.
Within hours “Safecast” was born – a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments.
It has become the largest radiation monitoring project in history and all the data collected has been made freely available with no restrictions on its use.

Directed, Shot & Edited:
Adrian Storey

Additional Footage:
Courtesy Of Safecast

The Tudor Consort-Gloria in Excelsis Deo

licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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Safecast Data animation thanks to:
Peter Febbroriello

Altered map of Japan:

licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
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Special Thanks To
All at Safecast, Sean Wood, Mika Tanaka, Chiharu Gotoh

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6 comments for “Safecast / Focus Forward Update – In The Semifinal

  1. ADG
    November 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations man… well deserved and good luck for the rest of the competition.

  2. Jon
    November 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Congrats. Vote early, vote often.

  3. charlie kirk
    November 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm


  4. November 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    voted, great work mate. A strong story needing to be told. Glad you could, would love to see you let lose on 40 minutes of this. You should be calling the BBC now

  5. Tony Maslic
    November 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Great project, very well told, great film…….. Congrats A. Well done, my vote you have…… This demands further exposure, let me know if i could help you with this in the Mediterranean…..

  6. David K.K. Hansen
    November 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

    A vote from me too, well done!

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