51 Degrees North
Directed by Grigorij Richters
Produced by Alexander Souabni and Grigorij Richters
Premiered at the 'Starmus' Festival in 2014 and released on 30
Length 88 minutes.
'51 Degrees North' is a disaster film set in London. The basic
plot is that a young filmmaker discovers that the Earth is on the
brink of a collision with a number of asteroids. He is challenged
to film the last moments of Earth, in exchange for tickets on a
space station to allow his wife and unborn child to survive the
impact. The film is told through the eyes of his son, using the
footage he shot.
The film was shot in London, between 2011 and 2014. It is partly
set in Piccadilly Circus, featuring 2,500 extras, making it the
largest ever production filmed there.
A Kickstarter campaign was launched in April 2015, to raise funds
to cover the post-production costs of the movie. This featured
rewards including a personalised voicemail greeting from Brian,
and a unique Red Special guitar featuring a piece from an actual
The film is apparently also known as "The Last Days On
Director Grigorij Richters also worked extensively on the promo
video for the Brian May and Kerry Ellis track 'One Voice'.
Brian composed the soundtrack for the film, some of which was
recorded at Sarm Studios in England.
At current, neither the film nor the soundtrack have been
released, so I do not have any information about the tracks.
Two videos are available on YouTiube, one is a 51 second trailer
for the film, the other is an 11 minute video featuring many
elements from the soundtrack. The soundtrack appears to feature
atmospheric music, with some piano, guitar and feedback noise,
rather than actual songs.
Moritz von Zeddelmann - Damon Miller
Steven Cree - Michael Burlington
Steve Nallon - Professor Richards
Jamie Doyle - Frank
Dolly-Ann Osterloh - Ann