ABOUT STEPHEN VAN VUUREN

Stephen van Vuuren (IMDB) is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, photographer and ubergeek. He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Knoxville, Tennessee. His father purchased him a manual 35mm camera when he as 12 and his love of image-making began.

Photo by James Hyder. (c) 2008 by Cinergetics, LLC

He’s directed, produced and/or shot over twenty feature and short narrative,  documentary, experimental and animation films that have screened at numerous festivals and in cyberspace. Stephen founded SV2 Studios in 2000 which focus in indie film production and post-production, including digital cinema mastering.

He first read about Saturn and Titan in Carl Sagan’s Cosmos as a child. In 2004, Cassini arrived at Saturn barely noticed by the world. Both exulted by the stunning images and disappointed by the lack of interest, he committed to finding a way to make a film that showcased the incredible beauty of Saturn and our entire universe, while exploring the reasons why most people know so little about it.

He lives in Greensboro, NC with his musician/artist wife Marie and three fun cats, Kato, Gypsy and MeToo.

 

Interview with me by the good folks at Monkeywhale.com.

 

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