Face Value Gretchen Somerfeld

Face Value is the story of screen siren Hedy Lamarr, who shot the stardom in the early 1940's, and at the same time, with avant-garde composer George Antheil, created and patented her invention for frequency hopping in an effort to stop the Nazis in World War II. This visionary concept would supply the U.S. Navy with a secure remote-control guidance system for torpedoes, and become a precursor to the revolutionary wireless communications ("Wi-Fi") used globally by millions today.


Writer: Gretchen Somerfeld





Feature Films

A science focused teaching framework for short and feature films, all of which have received awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their depictions of scientific themes or characters.