1. In the shadow of a shattered U.S. economy where States are seceding from the Union, one man gains prominence, wealth, and power by defeating a deadly disease through what he claims is the hand of God. Monitor Gray tells of the rise to power of an advanced City-State which promises heaven on Earth for those who are willing to succumb.

    "This is a proof-of-concept for what may some day be a feature film or episodic production. Shot in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona in the spring of 2012, the cast and crew were entirely volunteer. In August of the same year, a successful Kickstarter campaign enabled engagement of Joel Kaye as the primary editor and in the spring of 2013, Square Pixel as the principal, computer generated VFX team.

    In total this film was made possible through more than 2500 person-hours, both on- and off-set. Monitor Gray brings to life the foundation of three short stories which address freedom of will in a world rapidly moving toward intelligent, invasive technologies." --Kai Staats, Producer

    To learn more, visit monitorgray.com

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  2. For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: erikwernquist.com/wanderers
    For youtube version, please turn here: youtube.com/watch?v=YH3c1QZzRK4
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    UPDATE: For anyone interested I have made a clip with a few discarded scenes from this film, which can be seen here: vimeo.com/132183031
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    Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
    Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds - and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

    As some may notice I have borrowed ideas and concepts from science fiction authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Arthur C. Clarke, just to name a few. And visually, I of course owe many tips of my hat to painter Chesley Bonestell - the legendary master of space art.

    More directly, with kind permission from Ann Druyan I have also borrowed the voice of astronomer and author Carl Sagan to narrate the film. The audio I used are excerpts from his own reading of his book 'Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space' (1994, Random House, penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/) - needless to say, a huge inspiration for this film.
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    CREDITS:
    VISUALS BY - Erik Wernquist - erik@erikwernquist.com
    MUSIC BY - Cristian Sandquist - cristiansandquist@mac.com
    WRITTEN AND NARRATED BY - Carl Sagan - from his book 'Pale Blue Dot' penguinrandomhouse.com/books/159735/pale-blue-dot-by-carl-sagan/, courtesy of Ann Druyan, copyright by Democritus Properties, LLC, with all rights reserved
    COLOR GRADE BY - Caj Müller/Beckholmen Film - caj@beckholmenfilm.se
    LIVE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY BY - Mikael Hall/Vidiotism - mikael@vidiotism.com
    LIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE BY - Anna Nerman, Camilla Hammarström, Hanna Mellin
    VOCALIST - Nina Fylkegård - nina@ladystardust.se
    THANK YOU - Johan Persson, Calle Herdenberg, Micke Lindgren, Satrio J. Studt, Tomas Axelsson, Christian Lundqvist, Micke Lindell, Sigfrid Söderberg, Fredrik Strage, Johan Antoni, Henrik Johansson, Michael Uvnäs, Hanna Mellin

    THIS FILM WAS MADE WITH USE OF PHOTOS AND TEXTURES FROM:
    NASA/JPL, NASA/CICLOPS, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, ESA, John Van Vliet, Björn Jonsson (and many others, of which I unfortunately do not know the names)

    SUBTITLES & TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED BY - Victor Terrón (English, Spanish), Titus Ou (Traditional Chinese), John Walter (French), Shinwoo Jeon (Korean), Yoav Landsman & Ehud Maimon (Hebrew), Miguel Andrade (Brazilian Portuguese), Rik Delaet (Dutch).

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