Festival Year: 2018

Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly

Roles: Director

Creative partners for over a decade, filmmakers Noel Dockstader and Quinn Kanaly tell thought-provoking, impactful stories about science, history and exploration. When they learned of Solar Impulse’s audacious zero-fuel flight, they knew it had the potential to be one of the most important pioneering adventures of our time—and they felt compelled to capture it. Over ten months, Noel and Quinn found themselves on opposite sides of the world, tracking the unfolding drama both on the tarmac and at mission control—connected only by their cell phones and a shared vision for the film.Prior to embarking on Point of No Return, Dockstader and Kanaly’s collaborative works at Far Wes Film, (San Francisco, CA) have been broadcast in the US and internationally on National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian, and PBS. Previous films include Extreme Ice for PBS/NOVA, and Collapse, a two-hour special for National Geographic based on the book by Pulizter Prize-winning author, Jared Diamond.

Festival Year: 2018


Point of No Return

(US, 2017, 95min)