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    The Gravity of Life

    This episode includes:

    43,000 Feet by Campbell Hooper
    Explosions by Christopher Frey
    Bridge by Jochen Fitzherbert


    43,000 Feet
    New Zealand
    You think you've got problems? When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43,000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes 48 seconds before he hits the ground. Realizing he has several minutes before impact, he reflects on his past, formulates a plan to survive the fall, and rehearses what he will say to the media afterwards. Directed by Campbell Hooper. Principal cast: Dylan Pharazyn.
    - Watch the film again, below.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Explosions
    Australia
    As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighborhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky. After failing to save her boyfriend from this phenomenon, will she succumb to the same fate? The visually stunning film is a haunting and poetic look at loss. Written, directed and produced by Christopher Frey. Principal cast: Tegan Crowley.
    - Watch the film again, below.
    - Visit the filmmaker's website at christopherfrey.com.au.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Bridge
    New Zealand
    A woman finds herself alone after dark waiting for a train on an empty platform... or so she thinks. She starts to run as she is pursued by a faceless stranger. She slips and is knocked out. When she wakes up, her world is truly upside down and she must decide if it's time to let go of the past. Written and directed by Jochen Fitzherbert. Principal cast: Will Wallace and Sara Wiseman.
    - Watch a clip from the film, below.
    - To learn more about the film, visit centralarchive.co.nz.

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    [Original air date: Sun, Apr 27, 2014]

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