The Seattle premiere of the documentary, In Saturn’s Rings, is at The Museum of Flight. The Museum is now offering daily screenings of the groundbreaking film described as “a 14 billion light-year journey of the mind, heart and spirit” from the Big Bang to the recent space missions to Saturn. This awe-inspiring film was created entirely using 7.5 million real source images shot by astronauts, space telescopes and deep space probes. The film is narrated by Emmy, Grammy, Peabody and NAACP award-winner LeVar Burton. Burton guides the viewer on this one-of-a-kind, breathtaking trek through the cosmos as science meets art. The 40-minute movie screens six times a day in the Museum’s state-of-the-art theater.
Stephen van Vuuren – In Saturn’s Rings Writer/Producer/Director
Stephen van Vuuren is a visionary director, producer, animator, space image processor and multiplane animation pioneer with global media coverage for his work on In Saturn’s Rings. His credits include award-winning feature and short films, commercial work for international clients with 20 years in the film industry.
While In Saturn’s Rings was van Vuuren’s vision, he is quick to say that this is not a solo project but rather a multi-year Herculean effort by a deeply devoted team across the globe. “In Saturn’s Rings is the result of a dozen years of passionate work by a dedicated team yearning to share unseen wonders with the world,” van Vuuren said.
His Scientific Advisors for In Saturn’s Rings are Andrew Chaikin, Michael Malaska, Dr. Steve Danford and Professor Tom English. Image sources used by van Vuuren for In Saturn’s Rings footage include Cassini-Huygens, Apollo 8-17, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Hubble Space Telescope, Colin Legg Astrophotography (111k photos), Axel Mellinger Astrophotography (8k photos), Unmanned Spaceflight image processors, Messenger Mission, Suomi HPP (VIIRS), Galileo, Voyager 1 & 2, Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Venus Express (VEX), Rosetta, Dawn and the US Library of Congress.
In Saturn’s Rings was created in memory of Carl Sagan and Stanley Kubrick.