Stella for Star
Dr. Marcy Later has devoted her life to nuclear fusion, a long-proposed but never realized renewable energy solution for climate change. At a scientific conference in New Orleans with her two young children, she neglects her maternal and professional responsibilities by hanging out with a group of Furries staying at the same hotel, while a hurricane gathers offshore.
Director: Nick Singer
Country: United States
Director Biography: Nick Singer grew up in New York, and is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. OTHER MONTHS, an official selection of the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival and 2014 BAMcinemaFest, among others, was his first feature. FEBRUARY, his thesis film at Wesleyan University, was selected as an in-competition short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival. STELLA FOR STAR, his fifth short film, was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s production grant for science-related material, as well as support from the Panavision New Filmmakers program.
Director Statement: I know I’m not alone in being both terrified and apathetic about climate change. It’s a very strange way to feel, and a little bit absurd. With Stella for Star, I wanted to investigate what that feeling might be like for a scientist trying to solve this slowly approaching catastrophe.
Producer: Milo Daemgen, Catherine Rierson
Writer: Ben Gottlieb, Nick Singer
Cast: Robin Weigert, Gibson Ledgerwood, Kaitlyn Hall, Leslie Nipkow, Lance Nichols, Alice Tolan-Mee, Matthew Underwood, Matt Owens