As we research the astronauts’ time in Chapel Hill and training at Morehead, we find our documentary becoming richer, but also more in need of flexibility. Our choice? We either flex our timelines to accommodate the extra findings and our desires to make captivating storytelling, or we rush the process and lose some parts of the story.
Our choice is to do this film the right way – staying flexible on timing to stay true to the story.
The Kickstarter campaign will be in place before month’s end. Filming will now occur in more locations, and we are negotiating interview dates and location availability dates, thus pushing our release date later. Interpret that to mean that we are pushing our release date into 2019.
Considering next year is the 70th anniversary of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, 60th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and 50th anniversary of the astronaut selections by NASA, pushing our release into 2019 seems appropriate and fortuitous. Another anniversary, however, that might be even more special: May 20, 2019 would have been the 100th birthday of Tony Jenzano, the man who made the astronaut training in Chapel Hill possible.
Stay tuned for our exact documentary release date sometime in mid-2019 and look for Kickstarter on Tuesday!