Impact

Impact
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Impact

Impact

Action Sci-fi Miniseries / 2 x 2 hours

The moon is knocked off course by an enormous meteor not only wreaking havoc with its gravitational pull, but also putting it on a collision course with Earth. In 39 days it will impact.


While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a brown dwarf, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments of the moon itself penetrate Earth’s atmosphere and make impact. 


Even though the initial damage is minimal, nerves are frayed throughout the planet. There is significant physical damage to the lunar surface, but experts quickly conclude there will be no lasting ramifications. Then strange anomalies begin to manifest themselves on Earth. It starts small – cell phone disruptions, unusual static charges and odd tidal behavior.

The world’s leading scientists, including Alex Kittner, Maddie Rhodes and Roland Emmerson, begin piecing together evidence that suggests the moon’s properties, and its orbit, may have been permanently altered. Their fears are realized when the anomalies increase to the point where the effect of “simulated” gravity is being manipulated by increased electromagnetic surges coming from the moon.

People, cars and other objects are rendered momentarily weightless in random, isolated areas around the globe. Alex, Maddie, Roland and the rest of their team soon discover something far worse – the moon’s new orbit has put it on a collision course with Earth!The world now has 39 days to stop it or Earth, and all of mankind, will perish. After a failed attempt by the United States to destroy the moon, our heroes bring all the countries of the world together in one last hope for humanity – an international mission to the moon where astronauts will attempt to reverse the magnetic effects and restore the moon to its original orbit. Alex, whose children are missing after the latest rampage of anti-gravity, is emotionally torn as he must join Roland and two other astronauts on the Earth-saving mission. It is a race against time as the two celestial bodies are drawn closer and closer to impact, the world united, watching and praying, the survival of mankind in the balance. Unique visuals and powerful human drama will bring this chilling story to life.

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ORIGINATING BROADCASTERS

ProSieben (Germany), ABC (USA)

CAST

David James Elliott, Natasha Henstridge, Benjamin Sadler, Florentine Lahme with Steven Culp and James Cromwell

WRITER

Michael Vickerman

DIRECTOR

Mike J. Rohl

PRODUCTIONS COMPANIES

TANDEM PRODUCTIONS, Jaffe/Baunstein Entertainment and Muse Entertainment

TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS and PROSIEBEN TELEVISION present “IMPACT” starring DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT, NATASHA HENSTRIDGE, BENJAMIN SADLER, FLORENTINE LAHME with STEVEN CULP and JAMES CROMWELL music by MICHAEL RICHARD PLOWMAN editor LISA JANE ROBISON production designer ERIC FRASER director of photography GORDON VERHEUL ASSOCIATE producer JESSE PRUPAS co-executive producer IRENE LITINSKY tandem production executive MORITZ POLTER production associate DAVID DEWAR executive producers MICHAEL PRUPAS, TIM HALKIN executive producers HOWARD BRAUNSTEIN, GREG GUGLIOTTA executive producers JONAS BAUER, ROLA BAUER produced by TED BAUMAN written by MICHAEL VICKERMAN directed by MICHAEL J. ROHL. PRODUCED with the participation of THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM INCENTIVE BC and CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT produced in association with PROSIEBEN TELEVISION. © 2008 IMPACT FILMS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Awards

Gemini Award 2009

Best Original Music, Score for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie: Michael Richard Plowman

 

Nominations
Best Visual Effects: Steve Hodgson, Doug Campbell, Keegan Douglas, Terry Hutcheson, Charles Lai, Richard Patterson, Adam Stern

Leo Award 2008

Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Drama: Gordon Verheul
Best Sound Editing in a Feature Length Drama: Ken Cade, Kevin Townshend, Anke Bakker, Steve Hamm, John Sawa
Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama: Michael Richard Plowman
Best Visual Effects in a Feature Length Drama: Steve Hodgson, Adam Stern, Richard Patterson, Doug Campbell, Terry Hutcheson

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