Kai Staats

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Kai Staats is an award winning filmmaker, writer, and researcher. Kai's work in film has included wildlife conservation, human interest, science documentaries and science fiction. He has produced three NSF and university funded documentaries for LIGO, the astronomical observatory that in September 14, 2015 detected distant, merging black holes. His... See full bio »

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LIGO Detection Director
I Am Palestine Director
Monitor Gray Producer


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 2017 LIGO Detection (Documentary short)
 2016 I Am Palestine (Documentary short)
 2015 LIGO Generations (Documentary short)
 2014 LIGO: A Passion for Understanding (Documentary short)
 2009 Homeless in Austin (Documentary)
 2007 Sweet Memory (Short) (co-director)
 2004 Stalked! (Short) (co-director)
 2001 The Steamer Cleaner (Short) (co-director)
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Humans are incredibly adept at sharing complex subjects. Not with the use of our voices alone, but with fingers pointing, interweaving, and taking on the form of whatever it is we describe ... As a filmmaker, I never desire to replace what we do so well. Rather, I augment our natural propensity for knowledge-sharing through a light treatment of computer-generated art and animation.

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