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"Brilliant! Absorbing! Unexpected twists and turns!" - The New York Times

Five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin follows his brother Mark Devlin, PhD to 5 continents, from the Arctic to the Antarctic to launch a revolutionary new telescope on a NASA high altitude balloon to reveal a hidden Universe. From catastrophic failure to transcendent triumph, this spectacular and suspenseful story of space exploration reveals the real life of scientists.

"This adventuresome spin on breakthrough science should wow 'em!" - Variety

DVD Features:
Full Length Feature Film (74 min)
Additional Scenes:
Werner Herzog Visits BLAST
Sweden Road Trip
Life in Cambridge Bay
Life in McMurdo
Telescope Tour
Theatrical Trailers

Televised Broadcasts:
BBC Storyville
Discovery Channel Canada
SVT Sweden
YLE/FST Finland
MICO Japan

"Combining hard science, human interest and suspense, BLAST! is a stimulating introduction to astrophysics and a fine tribute to scientists of all stripes who engage in taxing fieldwork." - Box Office Magazine

"Delicious drama that builds to an edge-of-your-seat climax." - Orlando Weekly

"The magic formula for a successful mainstream science movie. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll walk away astounded." - Discovery Space

"Inspirational and aspirational!" **** (4 stars) - Tim Teeman, The Times, UK

"Devlin comes away from his globe-hopping scientific adventure with a lot of terrific footage of giant balloons rising from barren landscapes, and stressed-out theoreticians nervously watching their fragile, expensive equipment scrape across ice floes."
- The Onion, A.V. Club

"[BBC's] Storyville is still TV's most unmissable programming strand, continuing to find the best in the world's documentaries. This one from Paul Devlin is a case in point. BLAST! is the simple but compelling story of the quiet, well-reasoned obsessive behaviour that must necessarily accompany groundbreaking scientific research.
- John Robinson, The Guardian, UK

"One could be forgiven for mistaking BLAST! as a drama and getting lost in the plot. We may still be some distance away from a scientifically literate public, but this film is at least a thoughtful step in the right direction. A refreshing take, not only upon scientists and the practice of their art, but also on humanity as a whole." - Culture Wars

"A fascinating glimpse into life as an astronomer at the ends of the Earth."
- Physics World

Vedere la Scienza Festival

Official Special Project of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy

Nominated for Best Science Documentary
Grierson Awards, 2009

Film Festivals:
2008 Festivals
Hot Docs Toronto
Sheffield Doc/Fest
Corona Cork Film Festival
Bergen International Film Festival
Mountain Film Festival Telluride
Imagine Science Film Festival NYC
Whistler Film Festival

2009 Festivals
Florida Film Festival
Hawaii International Film Festival
OxDox International Film Festival
Rochester High Falls Int'l Film Festival
Scinema Film Festival Australia
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival/DocMarket
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Salem Film Festival
Vedere la Scienza Festival

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Format: DVD-R