On December 21st 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center. It’s crew, Commander Frank Borman, Lunar Module Pilot Bill Anders, and Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell. Their mission: Fly to the Moon, orbit it, take photos and collect data for an eventual landing, and return to the earth.
First to the Moon is a new documentary film that tells the amazing story of the Apollo 8 mission and the three men that crewed it. Through restored archival films from NASA, The National Archives, and the Astronaut’s own personal collections, this documentary takes you through time from the upbringing of each crew member and onward to present day.
This film will show you how the Apollo 8 mission happened, from launch to landing, in a visually and musically exciting film told through animation and archival film and photo. Coupled with an orchestral score from our composer and live musicians, First to the Moon will be a truly cinematic experience.