1. I decided to study Physics in college because, since childhood I have been enchanted by the idea of perfection. However, while seeking a rational world, irrationality shadows every step of my journey. Is this a pursuit destined to end in a dilemma?

    A film by Shixie (Xiangjun Shi)
    Graduation Project at Rhode Island School of Design 2013
    A Science Communication Project at Brown University Department of Physics

    Honors:

    [Special Jury Prize] CinéGlobe 2014 Official Selection (Switzerland)
    [Jury Award] NYC ACM SIGGRAPH MetroCAF 2013 (USA)
    [2nd Place Student Award] ASIFA-East 2014 (USA)
    [Jury Award for Best Short Film] Gold Coast International Film Festival (USA)
    [Guest Feature] Cusp Conference 2014 (USA)
    [Official Selection] The Life Sciences Film Festival 2014 (Czech)
    [Official Selection] 1st Ahvaz International Science Film Festival (Iran)
    [Official Selection] 2015 Florida Film Festival (USA)
    [Official Selection] 2014 Third Thursday RIIFF Encore (USA)
    [Official Selection] 2014 İstanbul Animation Festival (Turkey)
    [Official Selection] 2014 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)
    [Official Selection] 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival 2014 (USA)
    [Official Selection] Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2014 (France)
    [Official Selection] International Science Film Festival Pariscience 2014 (France)
    [Official Selection] 16th Très Court International Film Festival (France)
    [Official Selection] Tricky Women 2014: Up & Coming Talents (Austria)
    [Official Selection] Noida International Film Festival 2014 (India)
    [Official Selection] Disposable Film Festival 2014 (USA)
    [Official Selection] 20th World of Women’s Cinema: WOW Film Festival & Tour 2014 (Australia)
    [Official Selection] 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2013 (USA)

    Special Thanks:
    Steve Subotnick
    Amy Kravitz
    Brian Kane briankane.net
    Dennis Hlynsky
    Leon Cooper
    James Valles
    Richard Fishman

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  2. For more information on upcoming films : facebook.com/rick.mereki

    MOVE

    3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....

    = a trip of a lifetime.

    move, eat, learn

    For updates and sneak peeks at upcoming projects please feel free to follow me on facebook and instagram
    facebook.com/pages/Rick-Mereki/277839202256508
    instagram.com/rickmereki

    Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
    Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
    Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

    These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8

    Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.

    All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (kelseyanne.james@gmail.com)
    Soundtrack available here:
    itunes.apple.com/au/album/play-on-move-soundtrack-single/id456257170

    Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips

    Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
    Online Edit : Peter Mirecki

    Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman

    Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness.....

    Huge Thanks to :
    Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
    Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
    Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
    Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
    Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile

    Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x

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