SANTA FE- The New Mexico Film Foundation announced that Santa Fe filmmaker Michael Becker’s film “Delivery From Earth” will premiere at locations around the country including the Kennedy Space Center on Dec 4th as part of the launch of the Orion Spacecraft. Becker won the Lockheed Martin Filmmaker Grant offered by the New Mexico Film Foundation earlier this year.
Becker was one of 30 New Mexico independent filmmakers who submitted an application for the grant. Applicants were asked to submit a concept for a 3-5 minute movie that deals with the theme of deep space exploration and pioneering and asks the questions ‘…and what now…do we stop exploring?” Becker’s film offers a promising vision of the future in “Delivery from Earth.” The story follows a young Navajo boy and his family as they watch history in the making – the birth of the first human born on Mars.
Nearly 200 museums and science centers around the United States will participate in the Orion First Flight Viewing event, streaming launch videos, holding panel discussions and displaying space exploration exhibits. Participants will have the option of including Becker’s film in their programing.
Becker plans on traveling to Florida several days prior to the launch to talk about his film and to witness the launch of Orion Spacecraft on December 4th. “From the seed of an idea about a child born on Mars, a project was realized by bringing together many talented people. We hope audiences enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed making it.” Said Becker.
The following is a list of First Flight Viewing Events locations in New Mexico:
- New Mexico Museum of Space History (Alamogordo, NM)
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque, NM)
- Robert H. Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM)
- Hefferan Planetarium (Albuquerque, NM)
- E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center (Farmington, NM)
A complete list of participating Event Viewing locations can be found here.
Contact Dirk Norris, NMFF President/Executive Director 575-802-3230 | email@example.com | nmfilmfoundation.org |