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NBC NEWS.COM April 24, 2015 — Producers Put Positive Spin on Visons of Tomorrow. Three years ago, science photographer Roger Ressmeyer came up with the idea for a show that would focus on scientific solutions to the problems facing the planet, ranging from climate change to poverty and natural resource depletion. Now Ressmeyer’s a “Visions of Tomorrow” is going into development as a TV documentary series and social media campaign with the assistance of Show of Force, a media production company with a proven track record in the field.

PRESS RELEASE April 22, 2015 — VISIONS OF TOMORROW Launches with Show of Force. Producers of the award-winning “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” and “A Path Appears” Join New Project to Develop Documentary TV Series. The Visions of Tomorrow Foundation’s™ is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization focused on building awareness for scientific and psychological/spiritual solutions that address the world’s greatest challenges. It fulfills its mission by utilizing television, motion pictures, photography, the Web, blogs, books, educational content and social media. A cornerstone of the foundation’s work is the documentary television series, Visions of Tomorrow

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS October 16, 2014 — Roger Ressmeyer, Visions of Tomorrow Foundation’s™ Executive Director, answers FAQs regarding the TV mini-series, the project and foundation’s overall mission… and how YOU can help us heal the planet’s biggest problems.

PRESS RELEASE September 30, 2014 — Social innovator Judy Pigott joins the advisory board for Visions of Tomorrow™. Pigott is co-author of Personal Safety Nets® and is noted for her extraordinary experience in teaching, mediating, volunteering and advocating for communities. Starting with a 7-part television series, Visions of Tomorrow’s bold mission includes sharing scientific solutions to the world’s biggest problems – from climate change and overpopulation to poverty, war and extinctions.

PRESS RELEASE September 18, 2014 — Thought leader Doug Rowan joins the advisory board for Visions of Tomorrow™. Starting with a 7-part television series, the project’s bold mission includes sharing scientific solutions to the world’s biggest problems – from climate change and overpopulation to poverty, war and extinctions. Among Rowan’s many business accomplishments, he was the CEO of Bill Gates’ Corbis Corporation when it helped usher in the new era of digital image licensing.

PRESS RELEASE August 14, 2014 — Global Experts Join Visions of Tomorrow. — Two global leaders are joining the board of advisors for the Visions of Tomorrow™ project – New York Times science writer Andrew Revkin and entertainment industry veteran Jeffrey Brandstetter. Visions of Tomorrow™ is a 7-part television mini-series and transmedia project with a bold mission: Sharing scientific and psychological / spiritual solutions to the world’s biggest problems.

TEDx Rainier Roger Ressmeyer was the closing speaker at TEDxRainier: Roger Ressmeyer – Science and Hope, the Antidote to Fear. It was Visions of Tomorrow’s™ first internet showing of our development trailer, and Ressmeyer’s first published talk about the project. TEDxRainier is a gathering of thinkers, entrepreneurs, academics, artists, environmentalists and engaged citizens working to design better futures. View Roger’s presentation here.
NBC NEWS.COM Article on the Visions of Tomorrow™ TV Mini-Series & Transmedia Project For decades, photographer Roger Ressmeyer has chronicled discoveries in the frontiers of science, from nuclear fusion to the edges of the universe, and now he’s working to distill all those discoveries into a hopeful TV mini-series about the future, titled “Visions of Tomorrow.”
PhotoMedia Person of the Year Article Despite early health issues, Ressmeyer has excelled as a science photographer, celebrity portraitist and stock agency executive. And now, he has added producer and filmmaker to his illustrious résumé.
KING 5 TV New Day Northwest Interview Local photographer, Roger Ressmeyer, launched his career shooting celebrities and rock stars, but he never gave up his passion for more celestial subjects.
DIABETES MINE Roger Ressmeyer: Going Where No Person With (Type 1) Diabetes Has Gone Before! We first heard about Roger Ressmeyer when he was selected as one of the top 20 finalists for the Space Race 2012, with a Grand Prize of a sub-orbital space flight! We later learned Roger did not make it into space, but his track record of pushing boundaries actually starts much earlier.
THE SEATTLE TIMES Mercer Island photographer Roger Ressmeyer has eye on the heavens, his mind on the cosmos Roger Ressmeyer is a writer, producer, photographer and filmmaker who makes you step back and see our planet, its moon, the sun, the stars — the whole cosmos, in fact — in action.
THE MAN WITH A MISSION A brief background piece on Roger Ressmeyer The story behind the story of the beginnings of the Visions of Tomorrow™ project and where the idea came from.
ROCKET LAUNCH! by ROGER RESSMEYER Seattle Country Day School Rockets Rocket expert Roger Ressmeyer, James Spies and their assistant, Ryan Ressmeyer explore model rocketry from A to Z. The children become actual hands-on rocket scientists, building and flying low- and mid-power model rockets. Along the way, they learn about aerodynamic stability, structural integrity, rocket propulsion, launch safety, flight guidance, and computerized design and mission simulations.


“Roger Ressmeyer is one of the most accomplished science photographers in the world, who has produced a number of groundbreaking stories on space and technology issues for National Geographic Magazine. More recently he has moved into filmmaking where he creates highly ambitious, interesting work.”

— Bill Douthitt, Senior Editor, National Geographic Magazine

“Roger Ressmeyer … makes you step back and see our planet, its moon, the sun, the stars — the whole cosmos, in fact — in action. See through his gaze — and be humbled.”

— Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

“Roger is not only one of the most prepared and impressive photographers I’ve ever met, but also one of the most inspiring speakers in the industry…it gives me great pleasure to present Roger as our 2012 PhotoMedia Person of the Year.”

— Gary Halpern, Publisher, PhotoMedia Magazine

“Roger’s talent, global spirituality and street smarts are an unusual blend, and combined with his unique vision and filmmaking skills, I’m confident that Visions of Tomorrow™ will change how people think and feel about the future.”

— Lance Rosen, Entertainment Attorney / Producer

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