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Solar Eclipse partial and total sequence shot taken at the local mosque in Mamuju Utara, Central/Western Sulawesi, Indonesia

Indonesian Total Solar Eclipse 2016

It was a beautiful morning on March 9, 2016 and not a cloud in sight! I was able to capture the latest total solar eclipse! After the 2nd diamond ring in the sky, I presented my girlfriend a third diamond ring and asked her to be my wife and she said yes!

Proposing under the eclipse.

Proposing under the eclipse.

Apparently, we even made it into the Indonesian national newspaper:

Photo by Nelson Quan, Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia is a success!

Photo by Nelson Quan, Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia is a success!

 Winner of the Accolade Global Film Competition

Chasing Shadows just got an email saying that we have won the Award of Merit for Feature Documentary in the category of Nature/Wildlife/Environmental!

This is really good news as this is noted as one of the top 25 film festivals to be in and we won an award here.

Thank you all supporters once again! I’ll keep informing you of all these wonderful updates.

For now enjoy more eclipse pictures!

Diamond Ring, 2nd Contact of the 2016 Total Solar Eclipse.

Diamond Ring, 2nd Contact of the 2016 Total Solar Eclipse.
Proposing to my girlfriend right as totality finishes.

Proposing to my girlfriend right as totality finishes.

Film complete & Film Festival Premiere

The above video is a 30 second sneak-peak at “totality” during our March 2015 total solar eclipse adventure in Svalbard, Norway.

The Finish

Hope everyone had a wonderful and restful holiday season! We have been working hard at pushing this film out! Just a few more minor tweaks with my sound mixer/designer, Alton, who has been working around-the-clock. As well as some last minute color adjustments to make this film look as beautiful as possible.

If you haven’t already, please fill out the kickstarter survey I sent out before so I know what email to send you the digital download (for select backers).

Washington DC Film Festival World Premiere

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 2.28.00 AM

Our film has also been tentatively selected to screen at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival happening March 4-14ish. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend as this happens during the Indonesian eclipse that we’ll be chasing on March 9, 2016.

If you are in the DC area and want to see the film on the big screen, please email me at:

We are trying to setup a skype call around the eclipse to go along with the screening in March as well, but everything is to be determined.

Want to see the next total solar eclipse yourself?

The next total solar eclipse happens in less than two months in Indonesia March 9, 2016. I will be taking my girlfriend along with a few friends with me to view this eclipse. Geoff has not revealed where he will be during this eclipse, but I’m sure he has some crazy scheme and 15+ cameras he’ll be bringing to capture some more breath-taking imagery.

After that, will be in the USA on August 21, 2017 — Remember that date. Keep it open. As it is probably the easiest eclipse to get to. For more information, please check out our associate producer, Michael Zeiler’s, website

If you miss these next two solar eclipse events, the following ones from the USA eclipse will be harder to get to.

2019 & 2020 in S. America2021 in Antartica.

Go see the next two eclipses if you can, before it gets difficult.

We did it!

We were successfully funded through Kickstarter from generous donors!

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Website Launch

Our website is up and running!

Thank you to everyone involved in our project. And thank you also to Ron for helping put together this terrific website.

Please be sure to share our new trailer for part 1 of our 3-part documentary.