Video Of The Day: Watch the sci-fi short ‘Two Point Five Billion’

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Writer and director Jamie Hannigan has now made his sci-fi short Two Point Five Billion available for everyone to see online.

Synopsis: A scientist working in a revolutionary new field of quantum mechanics volunteers for a risky new experiment – despite the strong objections of his wife and misgivings of his colleagues.

Initially, the experiment appears to have been a success, but quickly it appears that the Scientist has been afflicted by an unforeseen side-effect: cut off from his anchor in the ‘present’, his consciousness is struggling to deal with the strain of experiencing every moment of his life at once…

Watch the short film after the break. Enjoy! via Twitch

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Directed by Jamie Hannigan
Produced by Shirley Weir
Written by Jamie Hannigan & Shirley Weir
Story by Jamie Hannigan
Director of Photography Patrick Jordan
Editor Frank Reid
Composer Alex Leonard
Production Design Ben Gough
Casting By Vincent Lambe

Gaffer Gav O’Reilly
Focus Puller Noah Eli Davis
Assistant Camera Aislinn McDonald
Assistant Lights Deirdre O’Toole
Sound Recordist Hugh Fox
Set Construction Ben Gough, Jim Walsh, Simon Hanna, Anthony Bowes
Boom Operator Alan Scully
Production Manager Frank Reid
Production Co-Ordinator Ger Fitzgerald
Continuity Harriet Dalton Whitty
Production Assistant Bob Gallagher, Sarah Taylor
Stills Nella Synge
Original Art By Rory Perrott
Make Up Artist Lorraine McCrann
Quantum Suit Design Aaran Murphy
Future Nurse Costume Friedhelm Arntz
Driver Si McDonald

Post Prod Supervisor Frank Reid
Compositor Eoin Greenham
Compositing Facilities Boulder Media
Sound Mixer David Slevin
Sound Design Alex Leonard
Colourist Gary Curran



The Scientist Mark O’Halloran
Bloch Ion Caramitru
The Psychiatrist Charlotte Bradley
Carol Laura Way
Father Brian Fortune
Young Scientist Alex Harding
Older Scientist Eamon Rohan
Orderly 1 Noel Aungier
Orderly 2 Paul Connaughton
Future Nurse Emma Eager
Nurse Clodagh Reid


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