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A brilliant PhD student searches for the explanation of increasingly strange behavior in Florida.

PETRA RATNER, producer

Born in Prague, Czech Republic, Petra has a wealth of international experience working in film, television and commercials both in Europe and USA. She has worked on such films as HOSTEL & HOSTEL 2, ALIEN VS PREDATOR, DOOM and WANTED.

Petra (along with Paul) is the city producer of the Prague 48 Hour Film Project, a successful international film competition.  In the 3 years since the first Prague 48 HFP, this timed filmmaking contest has grown to become a recognized showcase of Czech filmmaking talent, attracting over 70 teams of 500+ filmmakers as well as significant audience and national news attention.

Petra is currently producing "MOSES ON THE MESA", a narrative feature film based on the incredible true story of Solomon Bibo, who was a Jewish governor of a Native American tribe in the Wild West of the 1800s.  The short film version of the film won the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, and since its first screening in June 2013 has garnered Best Short Film Awards at the Orlando Film Festival and Albuquerque Film & Media Experience , fascinating audiences at diverse international, Native American, and Jewish festivals like Raindance in London, B16 in the Czech Republic, Los Angeles Skins Fest, the Native American Film Festival of the Southeast, Sante Fe Film Festival as well as the upcoming Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival (Jan 23/4, 2014) and the Idyllwild Film Festival (Ja 7-11).

Petra is also currently producing the Czech film “Chameleon” (directed by Dan Panek).

Additionally, she is in post-production on a documentary feature she produced - "THE CAVEMAN OF ATOMIC CITY" about a fringe philosopher who lived in a cave on the territory of the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico and came up with his own theory of time and space.

PAUL RATNER, writer/director

Paul is a writer/director with a diverse background. He has worked in the film industry in Hollywood, Russia, India and the Czech Republic. His numerous short films played a gamut of festivals around the world.

Besides writing and directing the web series "SPACESHIP FLORIDA", Paul is currently doing the same on "MOSES ON THE MESA", a narrative film based on the incredible true story of Solomon Bibo, who was a Jewish governor of the Native American tribe of Acoma in the Wild West of the 1800s.

Additionally, Paul is also in post-production on a documentary feature he directed - "THE CAVEMAN OF ATOMIC CITY" about micromike, a fringe philosopher who lived in a cave on the territory of the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico and came up with his own theory of time and space.

Paul is also working on the completion of his first prose book, "MUNDANE USES OF MAGICAL OBJECTS", a collection of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults.  He publishes some of the stories and blogs about film and culture on The Huffington Post.

Born in Russia when it was still the Soviet Union, Paul was educated in the U.S., receiving degrees in film from Cornell and Chapman Universities.

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