ZDFE going global with 3D space station doc
ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German broadcaster ZDF, has acquired the global distribution rights for an upcoming documentary that promises to have the first 3D footage from the International Space Station (ISS).
Encounter in Outer Space (1 x 52 minutes) is produced for ARTE by Prospect TV Production, Jürgen Hansen and Simone Stripp and is due for completion in December of this year.
The film follows Dutch astronaut André Kuipers on his current mission on board the ISS, as well as German astronaut Alexander Gerst (pictured), currently training for his first mission on board the space station, set for May 2014.
In other news from the distributor, another 3D project, High Anxiety – Climbing in Steep Mountains with the Huber Brothers, claimed the honor for best documentary at the Dimension 3 festival in Paris. The film is the first original ZDF production shot in native 3D.
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