Nikola Tesla and the End of the World

"...it is a stroke of genius to transport to the present a charismatic inventor decades ahead of his contemporaries and pair him up with a down-to-earth physics lecturer."
Liesbeth Venema Senior Editor, Physical Sciences, Nature

Valencia Film Festival

Gillian MacGregor has won Best Actress for Nikola Tesla and the End of the World at the 31st Valencia International Film Festival! We're incredibly proud of Gillian and her award-winning performance!

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Two brilliant scientists.
A slightly unhinged enemy from the future.

Dr. Sophie Clarke is a teaching fellow in physics at a London university. Nikola Tesla is the enigmatic turn-of-the-century inventor who, among other things, helped develop the alternating current power system used all over the world. Together they are... not on the same page. But they'll have to overcome their differences if they want to save the world from an army of psychotic historical robots.

MAKING THE SERIES
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Writer/director Ian Strang wanted to find out if there was an audience for a 12-episode, epically geeky sci fi vision. He made Nikola Tesla and the End of the World as a short proof of concept for this much larger story.

The short, 4-episode series won awards and good reviews. But trying to cram a feature-length story into 22 minutes created some problems! The first two episodes show what Sophie and Tesla are all about. If you want to watch episodes 3 and 4, join our mailing list and be sure to tell us what you think of them, either by posting a comment on our channel or by sending Ian an email:

ian [at] sophieandtesla [dot] net

We've got new stories in the works, and we'd love to hear about the things you like and what you think we could do better.

WATCH THE SERIES

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  3. The first two episodes are what Sophie and Tesla are all about. If you want to see episodes 3-4, join our mailing list - and be sure to tell us what you think!

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    2. Paul O'NeillPaul O'Neill
    3. Ben KeenanBen Keenan
    4. Ian StrangIan Strang
    5. Connie KaldorConnie Kaldor
    PRESS

    "...it is a stroke of genius to transport to the present a charismatic inventor decades ahead of his contemporaries and pair him up with a down-to-earth physics lecturer."
    Liesbeth Venema Senior Editor, Physical Sciences, Nature

    "...a web series that not only is zany fun, but also manages to slyly comment on some important contemporary social issues. While watching, I got the same vibe from the light, airy tone of the series as I did from many of the best episodes of Doctor Who."
    The 7th Matrix

    "Nikola Tesla y el fin del mundo una miniserie que no te puedes perder."
    Nikola Tesla and the End of the World is a miniseries you can't miss.
    Cerebro Digital

    "...fun and very well executed, with a charming humor that is absolutely nailed by the two leads."
    HipstrStash

    "El dúo de científicos tiene una química genial e, insisto, lo único que se le puede reprochar a esta serie es que dure tan poco."
    The two scientists have great chemistry and the only thing wrong with this series is it's over too soon.
    Hipertextual

    AWARDS

    WINNER:

    Valencia International Film Festival
    Best Actress (Gillian MacGregor)

    TO Web Fest
    Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy

    NYC Web Fest
    Outstanding Achievement in Editing

    Geek Film Fest at Fan Expo Dallas
    Best Web Series

    NOMINATED:

    Raindance Independent Series Awards, London
    Best British Series

    NYC Web Fest
    Best Web Series
    Outstanding Achievement in Music

    Indie Series Awards, Hollywood
    Best Original Score

    Vancouver Web Fest
    Best Science Fiction
    Best Actress (Gillian MacGregor)
    Best Special/Visual Effects

    TO Web Fest, Toronto
    Best Directing
    Best Screenplay
    Best Visual Effects

    Raindance Independent Series Awards

    L-R Gillian MacGregor, Paul O'Neill, Ian Strang and Ian Knopke attend the 2015 Raindance Independent Series Awards, where Nikola Tesla and the End of the World was nominated for Best British Series.

    NYC Web Fest

    At NYC Web Fest 2015 Connie Kaldor and Paul Campagne accept the award for Oustanding Achievement in Editing on behalf of Ian Strang.

    Connie and Paul, along with Cameron Groves, were nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Music, and Nikola Tesla and the End of the World was nominated for Best Web Series.

    TO Web Fest

    We won BEST SCI-FI & FANTASY at TO Web Fest 2016!

    Time machine designer Gabriel Campagne was there to accept the award. Many thanks to the festival organizers, epecially Courtney Wolfson and Nicolas Di Lollo for putting together a marvelous festival!

    Send Ian an email: ian [at] sophieandtesla [dot] net

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