Apollo 11: Quarantine, the new short film from director/producer Todd Douglas Miller (Apollo 11, Dinosaur 13) is coming to select IMAX theatres world wide beginning January 29th. Just when you think staying at home because of a pandemic is tough, these astronauts have it even rougher! They have to remain in isolation for three weeks than two, and the fear of bringing a space-borne virus to all of humanity is just the same.
This piece is created by the award-winning filmmakers behind the cinematic version recounting Apollo 11’s blast off, exploration, landing and return. This film is co-presented by NEON and CNN Films, Apollo 11: Quarantine will feature never-before-seen 70mm footage sourced from the National Archives and NASA.
They have a campaign for this year’s, 93rd Academy Awards® which focuses on the crew’s mission and medical quarantine which took place afterwards. This lesser known story, of personal sacrifice and stoic resolve, offers a poignant reminder of our capacity for grace and resilience at this moment of national peril.
Director/Producer Todd Douglas Miller remarked, “I am honored to be working again with so many talented filmmakers and the innovative teams at NEON, CNN Films, and IMAX. And very excited for audiences to experience a little-known part of history –an enduring message of hope during these unprecedented times.”
Miller produced along with Laura Kirby-Miller, Thomas Baxley Petersen, and Evan Krauss. Executive Producers are Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton for CNN Films, Submarine’s Josh Braun and NEON’s Tom Quinn. The deal with negotiated by Jeff Deutchman from NEON, Stacey Wolfe from CNN Films,Evan Krauss from Eisner LLP, and Submarine’s Josh Braun on behalf of the filmmakers.
Apollo 11, which won numerous awards including 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, was 2019’s highest grossing documentary with a worldwide gross of $16M.The film continues to hold a 99% certified fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes.The IMAX release Apollo 11: Quarantine will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.