Northcutt Productions co-produced the Emmy® Award winning documentary, Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation. In this one-hour film, evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme guides us through the origins of life to our present challenges. Weaving modern science with enduring wisdom from the world’s cultures, the film explores cosmic and Earth evolution as a profound process of creativity, connection, and interdependence, and offers an opportunity to respond to ecological and social challenges of our times.

The film broadcast primetime on PBS in most major cities and played in select theaters. It is now available FREE with Amazon Prime. Northcutt also produced the film trailer (above) and Journey of the Universe Conversations, a twenty-part educational series (30 minutes each) in a 4-DVD set, available free through Yale University’s Coursera offering and on

Northern California Emmy® Award for Best Documentary
Montana CINE International Festival Global Award

Patsy Northcutt: Co-Director/Producer & Editor
Co-Director/Producer: David Kennard; Co-Producer: Catherine Butler
Client: Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D. (Host/Co-Writer) and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D.
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“The beauty and artistry of Patsy Northcutt’s filmmaking is soul stirring. Working with her was one of the greatest experiences of creativity in my life. I was burning with passion to bring forth something beautiful, but did not know how to do it. Patsy and her team worked with me until they intuited what we were after. And then she made it happen — with the pacing, the visuals, the plot, the music. Day by day, she worked her magic and it was mesmerizing to be a part of it. Patsy Northcutt insists on excellence and she knows how to make it happen.”

Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D.
Host & Co-Writer, Journey of the Universe