Project Description

CAVEAT ANDØYA

25 January, 1995: A Norwegian science rocket launched to study the Northern Lights triggers a nuclear alert in Russia. The Russian military only have a few minutes to determine whether to launch a retaliatory nuclear attack against the West.
The film centers around three perspectives: The Norwegians – who found themselves in the middle of a potential international catastrophe. The Russians – who saw what appeared to be a nuclear attack, and faced the pressure of only a few minutes to make a monumental decision. And finally, the Americans – who hardly heard about the event until after the alert had ended. CAVEAT ANDØYA is the culmination of over three years of research investigating this false alert, and unraveling the mystery that occurred above the north Norwegian sky.

CONTACT: andrew@mattimafilms.com

TITLE
Caveat Andøya

FORMAT
Documentary

PRODUCER
Andrew Grant

DIRECTOR
John Trainor

STATUS
In pre-production

CAVEAT ANDØYA

25 January, 1995: A Norwegian science rocket launched to study the Northern Lights triggers a nuclear alert in Russia. The Russian military only have a few minutes to determine whether to launch a retaliatory nuclear attack against the West.
The film centers around three perspectives: The Norwegians – who found themselves in the middle of a potential international catastrophe. The Russians – who saw what appeared to be a nuclear attack, and faced the pressure of only a few minutes to make a monumental decision. And finally, the Americans – who hardly heard about the event until after the alert had ended. CAVEAT ANDØYA is the culmination of over three years of research investigating this false alert, and unraveling the mystery that occurred above the north Norwegian sky.

CONTACT: andrew@mattimafilms.com

TITLE
Caveat Andøya

FORMAT
Documentary

PRODUCER
Andrew Grant

DIRECTOR
John Trainor

STATUS
In pre-production