The documentary PASSAGE TO MARS directed by French Award-winning Filmmaker Jean-Christophe Jeauffre, which follows the epic three-year long NASA Arctic adventure, will open Friday September 30th in theaters and VOD.
The film features striking performances by actor Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes) and iconic appearances by Academy Award Nominee Charlotte Rampling, First Moonlanding Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and the haunting presence of Orson Welles.
Passage to Mars is the journals from the true Arctic expedition to prepare the first human exploration on Mars. A crew of six aboard NASA experimental vehicle HMP Okarian, is attempting to cross 2,000 miles of Arctic sea-ice to reach NASA outpost on the remote island of Devon. A place where humans prepare for Mars. This unprecedented adventure, planned to last a few weeks, will become a three-year epic odyssey of hope, fear and survival. Shot on the breathtaking sea ice on Earth, and on Mars, as captured by the robots we sent, this true story is a vibrant, thought-provoking hymn to our thirst for discovery.
THE CHARACTERS OF PASSAGE TO MARS: SIX MEN AND A MACHINE
THE HMP OKARIAN:
The Martian Rover Humvee. A “beast” made of 5 tons of kevlar. She is the only safe place to be for those six men and also the most dangerous one. She will challenge, alongside the crew, the infamous Northwest Passage, where so many have died.
NASA Planetary Scientist Pascal Lee
Polar Explorer John Schutt
Ace Rider and Mechanic Jesse Weaver
High Arctic Scout Joe Amarualik
Expedition Cameraman Mark Carroll
Explorer and Filmmaker Jean-Christophe Jeauffre