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Project of the Day: A Former Olympic Medic Revolutionizes Chronic Disease and Physics

Project of the Day: A Former Olympic Medic Revolutionizes Chronic Disease and Physics

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The Wave Maker

Tweetable Logline:

A feature documentary about a medical maverick’s quest to assert a paradigm shift in our understanding of the universe—by making waves.

Elevator Pitch:

What if a former Olympic medic’s theory of physics, drawn from observation of the human body under stress, could not only revolutionize the treatment of chronic disease but also rewrite the rules of science by proposing that matter, instead of being made up of atoms, is made of waves endlessly waving within waves? Welcome to the pulsing, patterned, boundary-dissolving universe of visionary medical maverick Dr. Irving Dardik who proposes a paradigm shift in physics to heal the world.

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Kiira Benzing
Producer: Kim Jackson (“TUB,” “Blue Caprice,” “Children of God”)
Cinematographer: Alfredo Alcantara (“An American Promise”)
Composer: Daniel Halle

About the Production:

“I am making this film because I genuinely appreciate Dardik’s vision of the universe, and as much as I recognize he hasn’t convinced the scientific establishment to adopt his theory, I firmly believe that his ideas are reason enough to produce this film. I hope it will open minds to a greater discussion about science. I wish the film to extend to the notion of “outsider” scientists, who, while trained in other fields, may nevertheless have invaluable and richly suggestive contributions to make. I wish to foster an attitude of “what if,” and as an artist this is my function.” – Kiira Benzing

Current Status:


For more information and to support this project:

IndieGoGo Page
Film Website

The Wave Maker Indiegogo Trailer from Kiira on Vimeo.

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