“40 Weeks” documentary powered by euroNAS

Director and Filmmaker Christopher Henze to Debut “40 Weeks” documentary with Help from JMR Electronics’ storage products powered by euroNAS

About “40 Weeks”

Premiering this December 1, 2014, “40 Weeks” by Big Belli, is a documentary following women of varying ages, ethnicities, marital situations, and economic backgrounds as they move from “I’m pregnant!” to such events as hormonal changes, the first heartbeat, sonograms, miscarriage risks, going public, lung development, and birth.

Director and filmmaker Christopher Henze and wife Co-Producer Dominique Debroux assembled a group of talented, award winning professionals to film, score, edit and tell the story, in a uniquely personal manner. Chris and his talented team includes Kurt Engfehr (Executive Producer “Fahrenheit 9/11”, “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”); Lisa Singer (Casting Director “The Bachelorette”, “Queer Eye”); and April Merl (Editor, “2012: A Time for change,” “The Yes Men Fix the World”).

To ensure that all medical information in the movie is accurate and current, “40 Weeks’” key partners to date include the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), HealthyWomen.org, the nation’s leading independent health information source for women and the March of Dimes. More information can be viewed at 40WeekstheMovie.com.

The Challenge

The 9 month project workflow included shooting in RED with roughly 50TB of raw footage; and having three editors on three workstations editing simultaneously with Adobe Premiere Pro. These demands required a flexible storage solution that could sustain very high performance with rock solid reliability since we couldn’t ask the women going through their pregnancies to reset.

Christopher Henze

The solution

We chose JMR’s BlueStor storage server and SilverStor ATX workstation solutions because of the company’s reputation for building very dependable and affordable products that offer great value, an go head-to-head with systems many times their price, and their ability to work with us in configuring our system for optimal performance and flexibility.

Unlike other vendors that just sell products, JMR helped us to custom configure and test the system before going on-line and was always available if we needed any questions answered. Bottom line – after 9 months, the system just works and I couldn’t be happier.

Christopher Henze