ABOUT STEPHEN VAN VUUREN
Interview with me by the good folks at Monkeywhale.com.
I’m a filmmaker, musician, photographer and ubergeek. I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Knoxville, Tennessee. Despite being raised in the Two by Two religious sect that forbade movies, television and pop music, I still managed to developed passions for still photography, space, music and storytelling.
I’ve made over a dozen short narrative, experimental and animation films that have screened at numerous festivals and in cyberspace. I work doing freelance digital video production & motion graphics as well as manipulating still images into full motion, culminating in a short Crisp Yellow Flowers made entirely of still images which has lead directly to Outside In.
I first read about Saturn and Titan in Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. In 2004, Cassini arrived at Saturn barely noticed by the world. Both exulted by the stunning images and disappointed by the lack of interest, I committed to finding a way to make a film that showcased the incredible beauty of Saturn and our entire universe, while exploring the reasons why most people know so little about it.
I live in Greensboro, NC with my musician/artist wife Marie and three fun cats, Kato, Gypsy and MeToo.