20 June 2012

Waltz for One

In this alternative 1960s the space race is going strong but private enterprise has prematurely got in on the act. Arthur Whitman, an affluent and unconventional businessman has launched himself in to space on his own ship. His aim is to claim the record for the longest single-manned space mission – he intends to stay in space for an entire week.

Yet not everything will go as he planned.

This very cool short movie was directed by John Merizalde and produced by Takashi Doscher with cinematography by David Torcivia. Together they make up Intellectual Propaganda. It was released on June 19th, 2012 to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the longest solo space flight in history. The record was set by Valery Bykovsky with a total flight time of 4 days and 23 hours.