Texas filmmaker acquires final elements for new documentary about storms
ARLINGTON, Texas - Filmmaker, and veteran storm chaser, Martin Lisius has announced that the sequel to his 1995 award-winning documentary “The Chasers of Tornado Alley” will be completed later this year. Three years in the making, the doc (working title “TCOTA2”), will focus on the wonder of storms and the people who study them to improve public safety.
“It has been more than 20 years 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 2017, they would think you were a 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 DCI 4K. The production crew has already acquired unique and stunning footage of tornadoes, massive storms and incredible lightning displays utilizing aerial platforms, time-lapse and motion control.
No specific distribution channel has been determined, but according to Lisius, a television, Internet or theatrical release are all options.
Fans can follow the progress of the documentary at the TCOTA2 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Chasers2/