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“The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber” Documentary Film

By Mikel Fair / a few months ago
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The Oregon Farmer And The Atomic Bomb

The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber by Jared Brandon-Flande and John Webb. This film is a 2018 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Official Selection. Above all, Jared Brandon-Flande won the Best Director Award. First of all, it was a fun experience meeting Jared and John. Because their passion for filmmaking was on display at the May 26 screening. Most noteworthy, they fielded questions in the Q&A about the films budget and future distribution on Amazon and more. Furthermore, Jared and John talked about their personal motivations behind making this film. John admitted that once the production started, it took longer than original expected. As a result, they poured hundreds of hours into the research and development of this film. Above all, several members of the audience were World War II history fans. Attendees couldn't stop talking about the footage and audio in this film that they probably didn't know existed. As a result, the screening of this film was groundbreaking, hence, exceeding all expectations.

The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber: Synopsis

Now available for preorder on iTunes."Explore the insights and highlights of the life and career of Dr. Schreiber with respect and clarity. Raemer, his wife Marge, and young daughter Paula moved to the high-desert of New Mexico. As a result, Schreiber and other brilliant minds changed the world forever."

The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber Directed by Jared Brandon-Flande & John Webb

Interview: Jared Brandon-Flande & John Webb (Part One)

  1. First of all, why did you think submit to the Oregon Documentary Film Festival? "I thought it was important for our film to be in a local festival."
  2. It seems like there is special meaning to the title of your film? "The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber. The title means Schreiber’s dual life from atomic scientist to rocket scientist."
  3. Why did you choose to tell this particular story? "We wanted to tell a story about a local Oregon hero."
  4. What camera(s) did you use to during the production of this film? Discuss any advantages or limitations that you may have run into, from an equipment perspective. "We used compact and professional broadcast cameras. Because of this, we were light and maneuverable. Consequently, we had low lighting issues with one of the cameras because of the small chip it had."
The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber Directed by Jared Brandon-Flande & John Webb

Interview: Jared Brandon-Flande & John Webb (Part Two)

  1. Did anything happen during production that was very interesting, but never made it on camera? "To a certain degree yes. Because of government security concerns, we had to shut the cameras off at times during a particular shoot."
  2. What kind of audience reaction are you getting to this film? "We were not sure how much detail should go into the final product. But above all, audience reactions have been positive to the amount of interesting content that is in the film."
  3. Do you have plans for a sequel or future film that you are working on? "Our production company is considering producing both new documentary and narrative films."
  4. You have completed a documentary film, which is a huge achievement. Above all, do you have any advice for a future filmmaker that is about to start a documentary project?  "I would recommend planning, planning, and more planning."
The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber Directed by Jared Brandon-Flande & John Webb
About the author

Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.


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