Moonbug is the new documentary film from Nichola Bruce which follows British photographer Steve Pyke as he journeys across America in a quest to meet and photograph the men who went to the moon and worked on the Apollo space project. It recently won The Special Jury Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival, where it received it’s world premiere. It is also accompanied with an evocative original score from Matt Johnson’s The The.
A lifelong ambition for him, Steve Pyke previously collaborated with Nichola Bruce in 2009 for ‘Man On The Moon’, a touring exhibition that attempted to bring to life “one of the greatest achievements of the twentieth century with a unique collection of photography, moving image installation and real-life artefacts of space exploration”.
Here’s the official trailer for Moonbug…
In The The related news, it was announced this week that promising up and coming director Gerard Johnson has just teamed up with Number 9 Films to make his follow up to last year’s Tony – London Serial Killer, called Hyena. If you still haven’t seen Tony, I recommend that you do. I thought it was a highly entertaining film, full of dense atmosphere, gritty modern life, and a fascinating central character. It had a wonderfully unique performance from Peter Ferdinando, who looks likely to feature heavily in Hyena too. Here’s Number 9 Film‘s press release for it…
“Following on from his brilliant debut, Tony, this is an original story by up and coming writer/director Gerard Johnson; a police noir in a style inspired by Melville, one of the forerunners of the French New Wave, but set in contemporary West London amongst the Turkish and Albanian communities of asylum seekers. Developed with the assistance of Film4.”
Further details are yet to come out, but I’d imagine that a certain artist might be considered to provide the soundtrack.
Something else I’d recommend is for you to follow The The on Twitter. I recently started following his tweets, and although not many of them are music related, he shares links to many fascinating and controversial stories and subjects. If you’ve always admired the serious messages purveyed in a lot of his songs, you’re likely to enjoy this too. You can follow him here
Official website at moonbugthefilm.com
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