- Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
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Sundance alum, Director Nick Jasenovec returns to Sundance 2010 with the documentary short "Para Fuera, A Portrait of Dr. Richard Bing." Jasenovec's previous Sundance film was the mocdoc feature Paper Heart starring Michael Cera in 2009. "Para Fuera" is a portrait of one man's extraordinary life over the past 100 years and his realization of what is truly important in life. Having escaped from Germany in 1934, Dr. Bing went on to earn a second Medical Degree from the University of Bern in Switzerland. As a successful Cardiologist, researcher, and medical professor, Dr. Bing discovered Taussing-Bing disease, which was properly named after him.
He has also composed over 100 classical compositions, which have been performed around the world, most recently in his hometown of Nuremburg, Germany.
Microsoft's Bing sponsorship made this film possible. Para Fuera came about when Dr. Bing wrote a letter to Microsoft noting the name similarities in his own name and "Bing.com." Fascinated by Dr. Bing's story, Microsoft approached director Nick Jasenovec to direct and Nonfiction Unlimited to produce a short film about his life.
Out of a record breaking 3.504 submissions "Para Fuera" was one of 70 short films selected to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, out of the 70 short films selected, only 12 were selected to screen exclusively on YouTube for the festival. "Para Fuera" premiers at the Sundance Film Festival January 25, 2010.
About Nonfiction Unlimited
Bicoastal Nonfiction Unlimited (Formerly Nonfiction Spots) represents award winning documentary filmmakers for commercials and new media advertising projects. In addition to Nick Jasenovec the company works with Paul Crowder, R.J. Cutler, Rob Devor, Sean Dunne, Steve James, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, Stacy Peralta, Jessica Yu and Peyton Wilson. www.nonfictionunlimited.com.