WHAT WE'RE UP TO
THE DRAGON TYRANT
Animated Feature Film
When a dragon demands a blood-curdling tribute from the people of a kingdom, a small group of mavericks come up with a daring plan to fight back against this seemingly insurmountable enemy. Based on the short story by philosopher Nick Bostrom.
Written by James V. Hart
Produced with Nick Bostrom, LEAF, and TYRANT Project
Inspired by James Gleick's book of the same name, this documentary explores the history, imagery, and legacy of the mind-boggling theory that upended our entire understanding of the universe.
Directed by Jonathan Halperin
Produced with The Santa Fe Institute
Scripted Limited Series
In November 1970 the deadliest storm in history set a collision course with the most densely populated coastline on Earth. The Vortex is the story of how that storm sparked a country to revolution. Based on the narrative nonfiction book by Scott Carney & Jason Miklian.
Written by Sharbari Ahmed, Tahmima Anam, Rubaiyat Hossain, Nuhash Humayun & Sy Huq
THINKING FAST AND SLOW
Two brilliant but unknown psychologists begin a collaboration that upends humanity's understanding of its own mind, while developing a personal friendship of unimaginable depths.
Produced with Daniel Kahneman
THE SELFISH GENE
A 50th anniversary spectacle celebration of the bestselling science book of the 20th century. The story of how a single crafty molecule invented life, transformed our planet, and gave birth to the most astounding miracles in the entire universe.
Produced with Richard Dawkins
Scripted Audio Series
Thousands of years in the future, a band of competing space-faring scavengers stumble across NASA’s Golden Record, leading this unlikely team to work together to decode its contents and in the process rediscover what it means to be human.
Written by Monisha Dadlani
Directed by John Boswell
Produced with Ars Nova Entertainment
THE GOLD BUG VARIATIONS
Stuart Ressler sets out in 1957 to crack the genetic code, until his efforts are sidetracked when he falls in love with a member of his research team. Decades later another young man and woman team up to investigate a different scientific mystery – why did the eminently promising Ressler disappear from the world of science? Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Powers.
Written & Directed by Mark Levinson
Animated Scripted Series
When the queen of the most powerful ant colony in the forest dies unexpectedly, her progeny are left to fend for themselves and find new purpose in a very big world.
Inspired by seven decades of research from the greatest naturalist of the 20th century.
Based on the writings of E.O Wilson & Bert Holldobler
Kierk is a homeless scientist, broken by his all-consuming quest to find a theory of consciousness. When he is offered a spot in a prestigious postdoctoral program, he decides to rejoin society and vows not to self-destruct again. But instead of focusing on his work, Kierk becomes obsessed with another project—investigating the murder of a colleague. Based on the novel by Erik Hoel.
WHY WE LOVE
This romantic comedy film follows the intertwined lives of three drastically different characters, each serving as participants in a study that seeks to find where exactly love lives inside the brain. Based on the groundbreaking scientific research of Dr. Helen Fisher.
Produced with Dr. Helen Fisher
Animal Liberation explores the wild and raucous origin story of the modern Animal Rights movement, while dissecting the unorthodox set of philosophical ideas fueling its seemingly radical mission. Based on the book of the same name by Peter Singer
Produced with Peter Singer
THE LAST GENERATION TO DIE
Set in the future when science first begins to stop aging, a daughter tries to save her father from natural death.
Written & Directed by Tim Maupin
ANATOMY OF LOVE
Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. Helen Fisher, this nonfiction series will explore the biological underpinnings of love through the intersecting lives of an array of vastly different characters, each enduring one of the universal experiences of love, heartbreak, and restlessness in their relationships.
Produced with Dr. Helen Fisher
From a doctor driven by grief to unlock a cure for cancer, to an economist who experienced the horrors of a famine as a child, and a psychologist forced to apply his own research to save a friendship, the tales of incredible scientific and humanistic achievements will be seen through the eyes of ordinary individuals called to do extraordinary things.
With Daniel Kahneman, Amartya Sen, James Allison, and more
In a world facing rampant overpopulation, humanity concocts a radical means to control the number of people living on the planet. One woman is confronted with a staggering dilemma: go along with the program, or share a gut-wrenching truth.
Written and Directed by Galia Barkol & Tim Maupin
Produced with the Foresight Institute
THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
Dr. Charles Grob discusses the clinical trial in which he dosed 12 patients suffering from terminal cancer diagnoses with the active ingredient found in magic mushrooms. Intertwined with his journey is the story of a dying woman who volunteers for a similar study.