A documentary series of short films about the Google Lunar XPRIZE will be released later this month:
Academy Award®-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel, Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot and Epic Digital have joined forces with Google and XPRIZE to create a documentary web series about the people competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is the largest prize competition of all time with a reward of $30 million and aims to incentivize entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond, while inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers.
This character-driven, emotional, awe-inspiring series of 9 short films will follow a selection of the teams currently racing to complete their missions. It will explore the lives of their charismatic, quirky members, the sacrifices they have made to get to where they are today, and crucially, what drives them on this incredible journey.
Here is the trailer:
- Trailer for ‘Moon Shot’ series will make you want to race to the stars – Mashable
- J.J. Abrams Producing Docu-Series on Google’s $30 Million Moon-Landing Project – Variety
The nine-episode series will premiere on Google Play on March 15 for free, and on the Google Lunar Xprize YouTube channel on March 17. Each episode is about 7 minutes and all episodes will be released in one batch.