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mprender
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posted 10-03-2017 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mprender   Click Here to Email mprender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New Kickstarter project for an Apollo era documentary. Looks interesting!
"When We Were Apollo" is a feature-length documentary exploring the enduring impact of the Apollo Space Program through the eyes of several extraordinary behind-the-scenes men and women who helped put a man on the moon.

The film will premiere in the spring of 2019, in time for the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.

July 20, 1969, 10:30 EDT: With one small step, humanity slips the heavenly bonds of earth and first sets foot upon the moon. But, for the 400,000 men and women of Project Apollo, the first moon landing represents the culmination of a decade-long effort of such awesome scope and scale, it would forever change the American fabric.

Fifty years later, we explore the legacy of the Apollo Space Program through the untold stories of some of its most inspiring behind-the-scenes heroes – crafting an intimate and approachable portrait of Apollo, its evolution and its profound and lasting impact as the largest operation in peacetime the world has ever known. Engaging with several future explorers of tomorrow, our Apollo-era figures then offer their hard-earned experience, wisdom and lessons as inspiration for humanity's next giant leaps.

Your support will allow us to capture inspiring, never-before-heard stories of several of Apollo's everyday heroes! The goal of our campaign is to raise funds for the production (filming) stage of When We Were Apollo, which will begin in early 2018.

mode1charlie
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posted 10-05-2017 05:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Backed.

mode1charlie
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posted 11-30-2017 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This worthy project has just re-launched on Kickstarter, and is off to a much stronger start than before (timing is everything, it seems).

On Facebook, writer/director Zack Weil noted that "After only three days, we're 74% funded with almost $15K raised!"

I'm a backer and hope others in the cS community will back it as well. I'm sure we'd all like to hear these stories documented for future generations, and presented to the wider audience that they so richly deserve. (I have no personal connection to the filmmakers or the project, other than as a backer.)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-19-2017 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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'When We Were Apollo' crowdfunded film to focus on moon landing workforce

A new crowd-funded documentary will look at the crowd behind the Apollo moon landings.

"When We Were Apollo," which reached its funding goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter, aims to address "what was it like to go to the moon — for the rest of Apollo's workforce?"

Jonnyed
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posted 12-19-2017 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great project!

Philip
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posted 12-20-2017 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking forward to this...

denali414
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posted 12-20-2017 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for denali414   Click Here to Email denali414     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a great idea — really looking forward to seeing this. Wonder if they will go the "museum" route and it become a feature film at the museums.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-24-2018 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The filmmakers behind "When We Were Apollo" have returned to Kickstarter for "finishing funds."
Previous films have focused on the stories of astronauts and figureheads, but few to-date have centered around the contributions and recollections of Apollo's "everyday" worker. Since January, we've interviewed nearly 20 Project Apollo alumni from California to Florida, documenting the stories of individuals like NASA engineers Al Koller and Delano Hyter, to IBM contractor Martha Lemasters and North American Aviation test pilot Wallace Johnson. Well into our edit, we expect to complete the film by early 2019.

Where the Money Goes

  • Completing the edit
  • Color correcting
  • Music licensing and composition
  • Final sound mix

Jeff
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posted 09-24-2018 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the post Robert, not sure how I missed this last October, but I've backed it now.

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