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Impossible Light

Overview

Genre
Arts, Cultural History, History, and Society
Synopsis

On March 5th, 2013, San Francisco’s skyline was transformed by an amazing sight: 25,000 LED lights that, for perhaps the first time save the 1989 earthquake, caused people to consider the Bay Bridge instead of her iconic sister. How did this happen? Who was behind the eight-million-dollar installation? How in the world did they pull it off? The story behind the making of THE BAY LIGHTS—a project whose very “impossibility made it possible”—answers these questions, revealing the drama and the daring of artist Leo Villareal and a small team of visionaries who battle seemingly impossible challenges to turn a dream of creating the world’s largest LED light sculpture into a glimmering reality.

Stage
finished
Running time
69 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Mission Rock Pictures
Country
United States
Years of Production
2.5
Locations
San Francisco, New York, Reno, Bay Area
Prod. Partners
Kathi Wheater (Consulting Story Director), Regan Souders (Consulting Story Director), Kevin T. Doyle (Composer), Gary Coates (Color Finishing), Chris Russomanno (Sound Mix and Design)

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
SXSW (World Premiere in the Grand Jury Competition)
Awards
Nominated for Grand Jury Prize at SXSW
Language
English

Photos

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