I ORIGINS director Mike Cahill honored at the Nantucket Film Festival
We're still a few weeks away from the release of I ORIGINS, but the film is already garnering acclaim! Back at Sundance, I ORIGINS won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, which is awarded to "independent film projects that explore science and technology themes or that depict scientists, engineers and mathematicians in engaging and innovative ways."
And this past weekend, Mike Cahill was honored at the Nantucket Film Festival (alongside the talented Aaron Sorkin and Steve James) with the "New Voices in Screenwriting" Award. Check out a few pictures from the event:
He also participated in a Q&A after a sold-out screening of I ORIGINS, where he discussed his fascination with the intersection between science and spirituality, as well as his partnership with Brit Marling. Fun fact: the part of Karen was written for Brit. He knew it would be hard to pull of a character that is a scientist/"lab rat" who also has a seductive side and had full confidence that Brit was the woman for the job!