- LOS ANGELES
Chromista--the production house founded by Oscar-nominated (Black Swan) director Darren Aronofsky and partners/producers Scott Franklin, Sandy Haddad and Ted Robbins--has signed writer and director Eliza McNitt for commercial representation.
Earlier this year writer/director McNitt’s VR series Spheres, a three-part episodic journey through space and time produced by Aronofsky and Ari Handel through Aronofsky’s company Protozoa, made history at the Sundance Film Festival when it became the first-ever VR experience to be sold in a seven-figure festival deal. Episode two, "Songs of Spacetime," which premiered at Sundance, was narrated by Jessica Chastain. The third episode, "Pale Blue Dot," previewed at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is narrated by Patti Smith. Episode one will premiere in late 2018.
McNitt specializes in VR and traditional filmmaking, often working alongside scientists to tell stories about the human connection to the cosmos. She is a two time winner of the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, with work that has appeared at major film festivals, including Tribeca, SXSW, Sundance, Hot Docs, Cannes Next and AFI. Recently she collaborated with Karlie Kloss on a series for Ford called Trailblazers of STEAM, and with Google, for Pixel, to create the short-film, Dot of Light, following three astronauts’ journey to the stars.
McNitt rounds out a Chromista directorial roster that includes Aronofsky, Xavier Mairesse, Marcelo Burgos, Kasra Farahani, Dael Oates, Alessandro Pacciani, Elliott Lester, Daniel Portrait, and Josh Cole.