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First Production Credit

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This past week, the first TV show that I helped produced aired on Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English. It was an episode of “Fault Lines” titled “The Death of Aging,” it explores the funneling of millions of dollars by technology billionaires towards several efforts at reversing aging and increasing human longevity.

It was an amazingly fun project to work on, especially thanks to the production team of Sweta Vohra, Josh Rushing, and Joel Van Haren. I was lucky enough to get a co-production credit and was able to help on a number of fronts, from researching, reporting, setting up shoots, holding light reflectors, writing interview questions, scripting, and perhaps most importantly, hounding J. Craig Venter’s wife (who is also his publicist) until she agreed to let us go behind the scenes of his new venture Human Longevity, Inc.

If you’re in the U.S., you can see the opening to the film, as well as a scene with Dr. Venter. If you’re outside the U.S., you can enjoy the whole piece.