Director Paul Devlin chats with Nature Magazine about the adventure, and misadventures, of making BLAST!
:: Discovery Space
Mark and Paul chat with Dave Mosher about BLAST! and risky science.
:: Movie Maker Magazine
Director Paul Devlin talks about the challenges of independent distribution.
:: Shaking the Money Tree
Director Paul Devlin gives tips on creating the perfect pitch for your film.
BLAST! reaches over 1 million viewers worldwide in 2009 through television broadcasts alone!
BLAST! is shortlisted for the 2009 Grierson Awards in the Best Science Documentary catagory.
Film-maker Paul Devlin followed his astrophysicist brother Mark’s team for 5 years as they attempted flights of the Balloon- borne, Large-Aperture, Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) in the Arctic and Antarctic.
:: Filmmaker Magazine
Paul's article on the afterlife of BLAST! is the longest article ever published in the magazine ever!
:: Salem Gazette
BLAST! "wins over audiences young and old" at the 2009 Salem Film Fest.
Director Paul Devlin discusses his tactics for promotion with IndieGoGo's Slava Rubin.
Eyepiece, the publication of the Amateur Astronomer's Association of New York, has a great write up about the BLAST science experiment and NYC theatrical premiere.
:: DOX Magazine
Paul Devlin talks about the BLAST! ArtistShare project - what worked, what didn't work, and the future of independent film financing.
The BLAST! theatrical premiere in New York City gets a shout out in indieWire.
:: Television Business International
Distributor Louise Rosen says that the film has a number of different interesting angles, including the scientific exploration as well as the personal lives of the scientists as they battle to launch this telescope and keep their families happy.
:: Cork Film Festival
In a documentary master class, director Paul Devlin guides participants through creative ways of independent filmmaking, from packaging the initial funding applications, to production, through to festivals, sales and exhibition strategy.
:: CUNY Science & the Arts
BLAST! will take you to new heights while tiptoeing on the rim of disaster in the pursuit of scientific achievement.
:: IDA Magazine
IDA investigates the independent approach to documentary funding and the BLAST! project on ArtistShare.
:: University of Toronto
Barth Netterfield, PhD, BLAST Canadian Principal Investigator, becomes a film star with the BLAST!premiere at Hot Docs.
:: The Independent
Director Paul Devlin looks back on the film festival strategy he used for BLAST! and discusses the future of film distribution.
:: Real Screen
BLAST! director Paul Devlin chats with Alicia Andorich of Real Screen about alternative funding sources for independent films.
:: Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine
You’re likely to find Mark Devlin crawling inside the frame of a car-sized telescope, soldering gun in hand, or standing on the windswept ice of Antarctica preparing to send that high-tech appliance to the very edge of space on a NASA balloon.
:: The Independent blog
Paul Devlin blogs about the Hot Docs premiere.
:: IFC Center
The IFC Center listing for the BLAST! Theatrical premiere.
:: Hot Docs Q&A
Hot Docs programmer Myrocia Watamaniuk interviews BLAST! filmmaker Paul Devlin about the risky work of hardcore Big Bang scientists.
:: ReelScreen - Nick Fraser, BBC
The BBC's Nick Fraser thinks BLAST!
"really is bliss."
:: Cardiff University
BLAST! screens at Cardiff University, home of BLAST team member Peter Hardgrave.
Film fans have the opportunity to participate in the creative process of BLAST! through ArtistShare.
Director Paul Devlin on the adventure and advantages of alternative funding.
:: NALIP Latinos in the Industry Newsletter
BLAST! composer Richard Martinez's score follows the camera and the sweeping landscapes of earth, sky and human emotion with absolute precision and magic.
:: Docs In Progress
Paul Devlin talks about his experiences as a documentary filmmaker and the changing landscape of independent film financing.
:: Crain's Business - ArtistShare
BLAST and ArtistShare make investing in a film easy, fun and cheap.
The BLAST! NYC Theatrical premiere listed in indieWire.