June 17, 2021—Genius 100 Foundation
will join Cosmic Picture
as Executive Producers on their upcoming film Einstein’s Incredible Universe
for IMAX and giant screens.
This news comes on the heels of the historic, once-in-a-lifetime Genius 100 event that took place on Sunday, March 14th, 2021, to celebrate Einstein’s birthday and the annual Genius 100 Visionary induction ceremony for Astronaut Dr. Soichi Noguchi (G100V 2021).
On the afternoon of March 14th, Genius 100 Foundation was connected via live feed to the International Space Station (ISS) for a private G100 Visionary induction ceremony and conversation with Astronaut Dr. Noguchi (JAXA) as he was orbiting the earth.
In honor of Einstein’s significant impact on science and space exploration and to celebrate new G100 Visionary Astronaut Dr. Soichi Noguchi, filmmakers Daniel Ferguson and Taran Davies of Cosmic Picture, debuted a first look trailer of Einstein’s Incredible Universe
during the ceremony.
“It seemed kind of perfect to celebrate Einstein’s legacy and launch this film from the ISS,” stated Daniel Ferguson, Writer and Director. “So much of our current understanding of how the universe works stemmed from questions and thought experiments he explored in his imagination. We hope our film will inspire a new generation of problem solvers to ask equally big questions and exploit the limitless laboratories within their own minds. Thanks to the global collective power of the Genius 100 team, this film can finally become a reality.”
Designed and conceived for the largest screens on earth, Einstein’s Incredible Universe
takes audiences on a spellbinding journey through space and time in a way few have ever experienced, revealing some of the strangest phenomena in the known universe—the collision of massive black holes, exploding supernovas and swirling neutron stars—all in stunning, immersive 3D.
The film tracks the work of two astrophysicists who are building on Einstein’s work and putting his theories to their greatest test yet: 2020 Nobel Prize-winner, Prof. Andrea Ghez, famously known as “the black hole hunter” and Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, part of the Nobel Prize-winning team that detected gravitational waves. As they explore Einstein’s radical ideas about gravity, Ghez and Malvalvala guide us through a series of astonishing experiments that are redefining our vision of the cosmos.
One of the highlights of the film is extraordinary footage captured during the 2017 total solar eclipse, nearly a century after a similar eclipse offered the first observational validation of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. For this film, 26 cameras captured the event across 7 U.S. states, including the most definitive proof of relativity ever captured by amateur astronomers. (One of the 26 camera teams is pictured here in Grand Teton National Park with astronomy students from the
University of Wyoming and Prof. Andrea Ghez - 3rd from the left)
“It’s jaw-droppingly astonishing that with little more than his imagination, Einstein was able to see, comprehend and develop his theories, and now more than 100 years later we are still scientifically evolving based on his work,” states Hilarie Viener, CEO, Genius 100 Foundation US. “Our entire global community is honored and thrilled to work with and support the team at Cosmic Picture to bring this must-see film to audiences around the world.”
Einstein’s Incredible Universe will be released to IMAX and giant screen cinemas in early 2024, prior to the total solar eclipse that will sweep across Mexico, the U.S., and Eastern Canada.
Read the full press release here