NASA has announced their new film ‘A beautiful planet’ with the IMAX team on Saturday morning. The upcoming movie will be filmed by actual astronauts living inside the International Space Station, who in their spare time, observed the planet through the station’s Cupola.
The film will feature Jennifer Lawrence as the narrator and voices from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy our home planet just as astronaut’s do inside the ISS.
A beautiful planet will feature different sides of the Earth recorded by astronauts in different expeditions across the planet’s orbit. Kjell Lindgren, Terry Virts, Barry Wilmore and former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly volunteer as filmmakers. The movie will surely bring a whole new range of perspectives on the planet we live in.
The team of astronauts were selected and trained by the director of the film Toni Myers and by James Neihouse who is the director of photography. Both Myers and Neihouse will bring not only their talent to the film, but a special outlook on Earth’s place on the universe.
A better understanding of planet Earth
The main objective of ‘A beautiful planet’ is to give moviegoers a better understanding of their home planet and the devastating results of Earth’s miss care. This movie could have a major impact on Earth’s critic situation as of now, while also increasing awareness on the matter.
The 15 month shooting will feature the depletion of the Colorado River Basin and effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as well as deforestation in the Earth. All of which are plain visible from the station’s Cupola. So there’s no doubt the message contained in the movie will surely impact its viewers.
Astronauts and filmmakers are hoping that everyone can get a glimpse of how the Earth is being affected after watching the film directed by Myers. In the film the station’s cupola is mentioned as “ a window like no other” since it shows the Earth’s fragile structure as well as its beauty as seen from above.
The team of astronauts received camera equipment launched aboard a spacecraft called SpaceXDragon launched from NASA’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2014.
The selection of the camera equipment was critical to really capture Earth’s view, that’s why the production team took three years to estimate which would be the best equipment for filming. Astronauts that participated in the film hopes this would allow a better understanding and a positive change in Earth’s treating.
“When seeing this movie i hope that it gives each person an individual sense of responsibility to take care of our planet that is in turn taking care of us” said NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren in a statement.