Filmmaker to produce sequel to severe weather documentary
ARLINGTON, Texas - Filmmaker, and veteran storm chaser, Martin Lisius has announced that he will produce, direct and write the sequel to his 1995 award-winning documentary "The Chasers of Tornado Alley" this spring. The full length doc (working title "TCOTA2"), will focus on a group of storm chasers known for their contributions to science and public safety.
"It was twenty years ago that I began working on the original, and I felt it was time to produce a sequel to reflect on the changes we've seen in our discipline" Lisius said. "Both technology and the public's perception of storm chasers have evolved significantly since the mid-1990's. I want to reveal that despite the difference in how we handle data, the majority of the people behind it are the same; responsible and serious individuals dedicated to mitigating severe weather risks. If you told someone you're a storm chaser in 2015, they would think you were some kind of crazy, loud, reckless person. But, the reality is most storm chasers are not that way at all. And, many are making huge contributions to the community," he said.
The new documentary is a production of Texas-based Prairie Pictures, and is being shot on Cine 4K. It is scheduled to be completed later this year. No specific distribution channel has been determined, but according to Lisius, a television, Internet or theatrical release are all options.
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