First Trailer for Moon Landing Conspiracy Indie 'Operation Avalanche'

July 20, 2016
Source: YouTube

Operation Avalanche Trailer

"We're going to use his space movie to make sure the real space movie looks like space. Do you understand how crazy that is?!" Lionsgate has released a trailer for an indie called Operation Avalanche, billed as a documentary (even though it's a fictional found footage feature) about the people who faked the moon landing. This trailer is perfectly timed as today (July 21st) is the 47th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. This film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it's a fun conspiracy theory thriller with some impressive low budget work. The filmmaking is outstanding and I can't wait to see where director Matt Johnson goes in his career. It stars Johnson Owen Williams as two CIA agents who end up in a conspiracy theory faking the moon landing since NASA can't pull it off. You just have to see this for yourself.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Matt Johnson's Operation Avalanche, direct from YouTube:

Operation Avalanche Poster

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history. Operation Avalanche is the second feature film directed by filmmaker Matt Johnson, of the indie comedy The Dirties before this. The screenplay is written by Josh Boles and Matt Johnson. This was made with a very limited budget, and it first premiered in the NeXT section at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It also played at SXSW and the Hot Docs Film Festival. Lionsgate will open Operation Avalanche in select theaters + on VOD starting September 16th later this fall. This one comes highly recommended, be sure to see it. Who's interested?

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The Truth Will Out.

DAVIDPD on Jul 20, 2016



Alex Billington on Jul 22, 2016


The old saying is "Truth Will Out."

DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2016


Never heard of this one? Interesting...

Alex Billington on Jul 22, 2016


This looks like another one of those straight-to-Netfix movies that I keep skipping over until I watch it out of desperation during a bout of insomnia. Why it would play at the Hot Docs festival is a mystery right there. Don't they only feature documentaries at that festival? And enough already with these youTube inspired "indies". They've run their course.

Charles Knowlton on Jul 21, 2016


Because it's sort of a documentary... It's very well made, the filmmakers behind this are quite talented, they went to incredible lengths to make this feel as authentic as possible. It's worth seeing and not in a straight-to-Netflix way. Plus - it played at Sundance! That's a huge indication of the quality of the work.

Alex Billington on Jul 22, 2016


Anyway, I always knew that NASA building was just a Matte Painting.

tarek on Jul 21, 2016


Might catch later, but not a fan of films like this. Far to many believe the landings were faked as it is....

Steven on Jul 21, 2016


A long time ago, I watched a fauxcumentary on History probably about a group of scientists mythbusting the legend of dragons. It was so good you could believe dragons really existed.

tarek on Jul 21, 2016


Why are people even more obsessed with THIS theory now? Also, whenever I hear Kennedy say "decade" I have to refocus because wtf

Lar Rackell on Jul 21, 2016


You can't cheat Fox Mulder people, just can't. He knows what's behind all this ...

shiboleth on Jul 21, 2016

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