The documentary web series, Moon Shot, about the Google Lunar XPRIZE have now premiered the episodes on YouTube. The 9-part series, by Academy Award(R) nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel (Virunga) and Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, receieved much buzz at SXSW earlier this week.
This character-driven, emotional, awe-inspiring series of 9 short films will follow a selection of the teams currently racing to complete their missions. It will explore the lives of their charismatic, quirky members, the sacrifices they have made to get to where they are today, and crucially, what drives them on this incredible journey.
The Google Lunar XPRIZE is the largest prize competition of all time with a reward of $30 million and aims to incentivize entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond, while inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers.