Gravitas Ventures has acquired “The Half-Life of Genius Physicist Raemer Schreiber.” The Manhattan Project nuclear physicist assembled the world’s first atomic bombs.
Schreiber was entrusted to carry the plutonium core to Tinian Island where he would assemble the atomic bomb known to history as “Fatman” that detonated over Nagasaki during World War II.
In the 1950s, Schreiber was selected to lead NASA’s Project ROVER, the American effort to build powerful nuclear rocket engines in the secrecy of the Nevada desert.
The film includes interviews with Los Alamos historian Roger Meade and Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Rhodes as well as nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson and nuclear engineer Carl Willis.
The film contains rare footage, artifacts, photos, and audio recordings not seen or heard outside of the Schreiber family for decades.
Directors John Webb and Jared Brandon-Flande take an often-revised view of history as nuclear deterrence and the promise of the technology strike an uneasy balance in our turbulent times.
The film’s release marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first detonation of an atomic bomb, known as the Trinity Test, which occurred in July 1945 in New Mexico.
“The Half-Life of Genius Physicist Raemer Schreiber” will be available on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, and other Video on Demand outlets beginning on July 17.
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