New Trailer for 'Passage to Mars' Doc About NASA's Arctic Expedition
"Before man makes it to Mars, he must conquer the Arctic." IFC Films & Sundance Selects have debuted a trailer for a film called Passage to Mars, an experimental doc with narration by Zachary Quinto retelling some of the stories from the crew on NASA's Arctic expedition. As a test to see if astronauts could survive on Mars, NASA sent a team of six people on a 2,000-mile journey up into the Northwest Passage in the Arctic - this film recounts their voyage. "As an expedition that was supposed to take weeks stretches into a two-year odyssey, the crew must overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and life-threatening conditions if they hope to realize their dreams of someday reaching the Red Planet." James Cameron even loved this film.
Here's the official trailer for Jean-Christophe Jeauffre's The Passage to Mars, direct from YouTube:
Passage to Mars is the incredible true story of six men who embark on a treacherous, 2,000-mile journey across the forbidding tundra of the Northwest Passage—an alien voyage on planet Earth designed to prepare NASA astronauts for an eventual mission to Mars. A voyage of fears and survival, hopes and dreams, through the beauties and the deadly dangers of two worlds: the High Arctic and Mars, a planet that might hide the secret of our origins. Passage to Mars is made by French filmmaker Jean-Christophe Jeauffre, of other docs including Whales of Atlantis: In Search of Moby Dick and 100 Years Under the Sea: Shipwrecks of the Caribbean. The film is co-written by Jeauffre and Pascal Lee. Sundance Selects will release Passage to Mars in select theaters + on VOD starting September 30th this month. Who's curious?