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May 4, 2021—The giant screen world owes much to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who oversaw the construction and was the first director of the National Air and Space Museum, and who suggested to
co-founder Graeme Ferguson that they should fly their camera in space. Joe Kleiman profiles this visionary and humble hero in
January 9, 2020—Apollo 11
has been shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Final nominations will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020. Read more
January 9, 2020—Congratulations to Brian Eimer of ImagesInSound for his nomination from the Cinema Audio Society for Motion Picture-Documentary for Apollo 11
. The awards will be presented on January 25 in Los Angeles. Read more
January 7, 2020—Westdoc Online hosted a conversation with Apollo 11 producer/director Todd Douglas Miller about the making of the award-winning and Oscar short-listed documentary film. Watch the conversation here.
July 16, 2019—To honor the historic Apollo 11 moon landing of July 20, 1969, a special “Filming Man in Space” issue of American Cinematographer
detailed the extensive photographic work done to document the complex project in still photos and motion pictures. This special collection features an introduction written by award-winning and celebrated cinematographer James L. Neihouse, who has worked closely with NASA and the astronauts to film the IMAX space documentaries. Read the full article in American Cinematographer here.
May 10, 2019—MacGillivray Freeman Films and CNN Films are proud to announce the release
Douglas Miller’s Apollo
11: First Steps Edition,
an exclusive giant screen documentary
opening in select science centers and museum-based IMAX®
screen theaters starting May 17, 2019. Produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and distributed
by MacGillivray Freeman Films, Apollo
11: First Steps Edition
is a special giant screen version of the
critically-acclaimed theatrical documentary Apollo 11
this year. Apollo 11: First Steps Edition
will open exclusively
in science centers and museum-based giant screen theaters as part of the
much-anticipated global celebration of the 50th
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission—the first to put men on the Moon.
April 18, 2019—In the new documentary Apollo 11
, director Todd Douglas Miller uses rarely-seen archival footage to make the lunar mission feel vivid, tense, and recent. The Smithsonian's Air & Space
magazine interviews Miller for a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made. Click here to read the interview.