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MIPCOM Picks ’15: Planetary

A meditation on our interconnected nature, with astronauts, environmentalists and anthropologists weighing in on the theme.
September 1, 2015


Partners: Directed by Guy Reid; produced by The Planetary Collective; distributed by Cargo Film & Releasing
Length: 1 x 85 minutes
Premiered: March 2015 (SXSW)
Rights available: All rights, worldwide

Originally stemming from a 19-minute short called Overview, the seeds of Planetary emerged from the thoughts and words of astronauts who had experienced the magnificent rush of seeing our blue planet from outer space. Following a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional funds for broadening the scope of the project, the full-length Planetary is a meditation on our interconnected nature. Astronauts, environmentalists and anthropologists weigh in on the theme, with footage from Apollo space voyages combined with breathtaking vistas surrounding Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas supplying a sumptuous visual backdrop.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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