On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
• EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
• RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
• NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
• JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
• SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
• FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
• DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
• DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute
Producer: STEVE KENNEDY
Director: GUY REID
Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
Duration: 19 minutes
Recent winner of the Soho House short film competition 'House Shorts', 'House Cocktail' was judged at a screening and announcement at Soho House New York by an incredible panel including Harvey Weinstein, Paul Haggis, Jessica Chastain and previous winner Sean Gray.
Beautifully simple 'House Cocktail' was written and directed by James Kibbey and graded by Paul Harrison, with conform and titles by Andy Copping both at Finish.
Director: James Kibbey
Production Company: Steam Media
Producer: Adam Dolman
Post Production: Finish
Grading: Paul Harrison
Online: Andy Copping
Editor: Black Shark
Composer: Harry Robson
Sound Design: Russell Bradley
Written and Directed by DUGAN O'NEAL
Exec. Producer DANIELLE HINDE
Producer SYDNEY BUCHANAN
Assoc. Producer BROOKE KENNEDY
Director of Photography TIM IVES
Make-Up by BETHANY McCARTY
Prod Designer STEWART GIRAD
Styling TRE KNIGHT
Edited by LUKE LYNCH & DUGAN O'NEAL
VFX Creative Director BRANDON HIRZEL @BEMO
Additional VFX HIRO MURAI & BEN KUTSKO
Post Producer ALEX SERRANO
Colorist MARC STEINBURG