MoonShot: The Remarkable Journey of Apollo Chamber Players

Synopsis: EXPERIENCE A BOLD QUEST TO CREATE CULTURAL HARMONY THROUGH GLOBALLY INSPIRED MUSIC. MoonShot: The Remarkable Journey of Apollo Chamber Players tells the story of four musicians from different backgrounds who came together to create one of the most innovative…

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Synopsis:
EXPERIENCE A BOLD QUEST TO CREATE CULTURAL HARMONY THROUGH GLOBALLY INSPIRED MUSIC.

MoonShot: The Remarkable Journey of Apollo Chamber Players tells the story of four musicians from different backgrounds who came together to create one of the most innovative ensembles in the world. It is a tale of resilience and determination, of radical musical inclusivity that has reimagined what it means to be a performing arts ensemble in the 21st century. The film chronicles the origins of Apollo’s musicians, it’s groundbreaking 20×2020 project reflecting one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, and the challenges overcome – and milestones achieved – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MoonShot stars Apollo’s four core artists along with Emmy-winning Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and astronaut John Herrington, the first American Indian to fly in space. It was filmed in Houston (TX) by Jeffrey and Barbara Mills of Io Communications and Ben Doyle of BEND Productions, with interviews at NASA’s Space Center Houston. MoonShot made possible by an Artistic Innovations grant from Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Starring:
Matthew J. Detrick
Anabel Ramirez Detrick
Whitney Bullock
Matthew Dudzik
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
John Herrington
Jennifer Higdon
Eve Beglarian
Van-Anh (Vanessa) Vo
St. John Flynn, narrator

Original soundtrack by: Scott Szabo
Apollo musicians and Andrew Staupe, piano

Director: Jeffrey Mills
Writer: Jeffrey Mills
Producer: Jeffrey Mills

Country of Origin: United States

Documentary – Expository, Observational

London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

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