We are very excited to announce for the upcoming visit by daring large-format filmmaker Sean Casey (star of the Discovery Channel's wildly popular Storm Chasers series) who is the star and director of Tornado Alley, a heart-pounding documentary on the severe weather of the Midwest. The film is currently playing in the MOST's Bristol IMAX Omnitheater.
Casey will be visiting the MOST for two days, Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2, 2012. While here he will be doing meet & greets with the public, sharing his travels in storm chasing, and discussing the creation of his self-designed tornado intercept vehicle (TIV). He will be available for autographs and photos as well.
A special presentation for MOST Members will take place on Wednesday, August 1st following the 4pm showing of Tornado Alley. Casey will talk about his experiences with chasing tornados, share stories of his adventures and answer questions from the audience. Light snacks areMOST Members are encouraged to make their reservation today through Kelly Gardner at 315.425.9068 x2121.
"Tornadoes are surreal, unimaginable," Casey says. "I want to witness something that
Want to have dinner with a storm chaser? Listen to Gomez & Dave on TK99 starting July 23rd for your chance to win tickets to Tornado Alley and be entered to win dinner for you and a guest with Sean Casey himself!
Wednesday, August 1st
Thursday, August 2nd
ABOUT SEAN CASEY
Casey has directed a number of television documentaries and music videos, including Marine: Earning The Title, The Art of Camouflage, The U.S. Army Ranger, Tonight (Violent Femmes), Machine (Violent Femmes), and Glass Sparkles In their Hair (Pond).
In addition, Casey is an inventor of sorts, having designed two tornado intercept vehicles, or TIVs, the second of which seems unwittingly poised to be one of Tornado Alley's biggest stars.
After graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1992 with a degree in Film Studies, Casey immediately began working in the IMAX format. His credits include Ring of Fire, Search for the Great Sharks, Africa: The Serengeti, Alaska: Spirit of the Wild, Amazing Journeys, and Forces of Nature.
In 2008, Discover magazine named Casey one of the fifty best minds of the year. "You have to really understand your subject matter so that you can film the more amazing parts of it," he told the magazine. "Going out with an IMAX camera appeals to my sense of hunting and gathering images."