Making Project Impossible: A Conversation with Radiant Features and Stantec

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Making Project Impossible: A Conversation with Radiant Features and Stantec

The creators of Project Impossible join Autodesk and Stantec for a lively discussion about the show’s inception and the amazing untold stories of engineers


Project Impossible spotlights the work behind epic engineering projects, from a giant sea wall protecting the city of Venice to a containment dome for the Chernobyl power plant. After a screening of selected segments from the series in the Theater at AU 2018, the filmmakers, Bill Ferehawk and Dylan Robertson, joined Jeremy Cohen of Autodesk, an early advocate for the show, and Anton Germishuizen of Stantec for a frank and provocative discussion about how the project came to be and how they captured the stories that so often go untold as real-life engineers work to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.

About the speakers

Bill Ferehawk is a principal at Radiant Features, recognized for his expertise in creating, developing and funding projects that become relevant, highly-watched documentary specials. He is responsible for the creation, development, and production of 150 episodes of original programming for A+E, AMC, PBS, and the Sundance Institute. He directs all aspects of Radiant’s global productions from budget to delivery. He received degrees from University of California Berkeley and the Yale School of Architecture.

Dylan Robertson is a director and principal at Radiant Features. From 2004 to 2008 he worked as a producer at Tremolo Productions, producing documentary specials with Morgan Neville. Dylan received degrees from Yale and USC School of Cinematic Arts. His USC student film The Size of It was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Anton Germishuizen is a senior vice president at Stantec. As a design consultancy working in all aspects of the built environment, Stantec functions on scalable aggregated learning. Anton is a member of the Buildings Group leadership team. His responsibility is to advance the Practice Agenda in the areas of Design Excellence, Discipline Integration, Digital Technology, Sustainability, and Systems Thinking. He holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeremy Cohen is a global account manager for Autodesk, where he is the lead point of engagement for enterprise accounts. Through developing and maintaining strong customer relationships at various levels, he reinforces the value and opportunity that Autodesk technology brings to business. He holds a degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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