Screening Room

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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.