“If Kennedy said ‘we will go to the Moon…some time before the century ends,’ what is… what is that? That’s not ambition. That’s pandering.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson, Fight for Space
July 20, 1969, 43 years ago, man set foot on the moon. Within two years, we were driving on it. And then, we left and haven’t returned since.
I was a child of the moon. I remember growing up and watching a grainy black and white images of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin setting foot on the moon. The technology it took to not only get to that “one small step,” was not only bleeding edge for it’s time, but sending back those grainy black and white images was simply amazing. But somewhere between a giant leap America lost it’s capacity to dream, and a filmmaker is exploring that with a new documentary and a Kickstarter campaign.
“We are producing a documentary that will examine the reasons why our space program is not all it can be. We are also going to show that space IS worth the time, money, and energy that it needs, not for only exploration and scientific reasons but for economic, planetary security, and cultural reasons as well,” Paul Hildebrandt.
“Please, support our film by donating above and share this project with your friends, family, and anyone you know who cares about space exploration or cares about the future economic and national security of this country.” – Paul Hildebrandt
- Travel Expenses
- Camera & Gear Rentals
- Crew Expenses
- Motion Graphics
- Original Musical Score (Composed by Star Trek TNG composer Ron Jones)
- Music Licensing
- Video Footage Licensing
- Post Processing for Video
- Audio Mixing & Mastering
- Broadcast Distribution
To date, he’s raised about ten percent and has about 26 days to reach his goal. People can pledge between $1-10,000 to help him reach his goal. And not only will interested patrons receive the satisfaction of funding a project that reminds America of it’s greatness, but they’ll also earn some cool swag and even credits in the film. From an HD digital download for a donation of $10 to a behind the scenes glossy photo book to executive producer credit for a $10,000 donation, those who share Hildebrant’s vision can help him make it happen.