Hannes Michael Schalle shoots In Space
by Naman Ramachandran
- Feature documentary to explore 50 years of space exploration
Director Hannes Michael Schalle has commenced principal photography on feature documentary In Space 3D for his Austrian and German media production label Moonlake Entertainment, backed by British companies Stealth Media Group and Premiere Picture. Shooting is underway at the European Space Agency (ESA) European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
2014 is the year when the ESA and NASA are celebrating 50 Years in space exploration and technology development with the Rosetta project, a robotic spacecraft that will rendezvous with a comet. With the support of the ESA, In Space will trace the journey of human spaceflight and space exploration of the last 50 years, as well as private projects like Google’s Lunar X Project and private space travel projects such as Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic – and also take a glimpse into future travel to Mercury with the BepiColombo spacecraft, the optional return to the Moon and human travel to Mars.
This is the second collaboration between Stealth, Premiere and Schalle after Lauda 33 Days - Born to be Wild, about Formula One legend Niki Lauda in 1976 between his almost fatal crash and his miraculous comeback 33 days after he left the hospital. The companies are looking to produce two theatrical documentaries a year.