After her long, arduous training, our young Apprentice is now a fully fledged Master of cosmic origins, exploring an alien planet rich with water and life. But something familiar crosses her mind. Memories from her training, and Rosetta’s historic journey to catch a comet. She returns to the archives.
Once again, ESA and Fish Ladder / Platige Image blur the lines between science fiction and science fact in this epilogue to their award-winning 2014 short film, Ambition, which portrayed the scientific questions and technical challenges, and above all, the human determination that make exploration of the Universe such a compelling theme.
The epilogue is directed by Maciej Jackiewicz and stars Aisling Franciosi (The Fall, Game of Thrones).
A Fish Ladder/Platige Image & European Space Agency Production
Concept/creative strategy: Fish Ladder
Director/edit: Maciej Jackiewicz
Director of photography: Mateusz Skalski
Cast: Aisling Franciosi
Creative producer: Jan Pomierny
Producer: Marta Staniszewska
Executive producer: Mark McCaughrean (ESA)
Set production: Beata Pych
First assistant director/set manager: Jakub Kędzierski
First assistant camera: Piotr Twardowski
Focus puller: Seweryn Kukliński
Steadicam operator: Jarosław Wierzbicki
Steadicam assistant: Sławomir Wierzbicki
Camera equipment: MX35
Gaffer: Rafał Okyne
Lighting crew: Heliograf
Lighting equipment: Heliograf
Hair & make-up:
Daniel & Licho (Yellowóz)
Catering on set/generator/wardrobe:
Porcelain written & performed by snowbird, from the album moon (Bella Union P&C 2013)
Sylwia Szczepankiewicz (Juice)
Sound design & mix:
Kuba Pietrzak (Juice)
Kampinos National Park, Poland
The Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland
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