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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.