What if the solution to climate change were hiding in plain sight?
There’s been huge growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency in recent years, but most of America’s clean energy still comes from nuclear.
THE NEW FIRE is an independent documentary that will introduce audiences to young nuclear engineers who are developing next-generation reactors which they hope will provide clean and safe solutions to the world’s future energy needs.
Could these audacious innovators be the agents of change the world has been waiting for? With unprecedented access to key people, places and events, award-winning filmmaker David Schumacher has traveled the globe to capture a powerful, eye-opening story that needs to be told now—before it’s too late. Trailer below.
Principals on the Film
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER
David Schumacher earned 2010 New York Emmy Award and two 2010 New York Emmy nominations for his work creating, producing and directing the TV series, NYCMusicShow. David has produced branding and identity campaigns for television networks including Oxygen, WE tv and CBS College Sports.
He has made documentary, educational and promotional films for clients including Columbia University, The World Economic Forum, New York University, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and The New School.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY & CO-PRODUCER
Derek Wiesehahn has over twenty years of experience as a documentary director of photography. His recent cinematography credits include the 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary short, Music By Prudence, the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary, How To Survive A Plague and the 2014 Oscar shortlisted documentary, God Loves Uganda.
Derek’s camera operating credits include the 2011 Sundance winner, and Academy Award-nominated documentary, Restrepo, and its follow-up, Korengal. Most recently, Derek was director of photography for Newtown, which premiered at Sundance 2016 to broad critical acclaim.
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