Paul Van Hoeydonck, Fallen Astronaut (2020)

Documentary film by Frank Herrebout - TRAILER

THE FALLEN ASTRONAUT

Documentary film about Paul Van Hoeydonck by Frank Herrebout

The Fallen Astronaut depicts the compelling story of one of the most extraordinary achievements of the Space Age, a sculpture on the moon dedicated to all the astronauts and cosmonauts who died during the Race to the moon.

For the first time after almost fifty years the artist has consented to participate in a documentary about the fascinating history of one of the most intriguing achievements of the space programme: placing the first and only work of art on the moon, by the Apolllo 15 mission in 1971.

 

Since 1961, Paul Van Hoeydonck explored the possibilities of a synergy between man and technology. His interest in Space was - and still is - expressed in an engaging body of work in which he profiles himself as an ‘archeologist of the future’. This long overdue documentary renders homage to the artist’s genius and his undeniable contribution to 20th Century art history.

 

This documentary was co-produced by Adrian Mibus and An Jo Fermon

 

TO WATCH THE  FULL FILM:

 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/the-fallen-astronaut/id1506184013?mt=6&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thefallenastronaut?ref=tw-share

 

 

 

 

 

Credits: 

Writer, director FRANK HERREBOUT

 

Co-director
LEO VAN MAAREN

 

Producers
MARTIN LAGESTEE, LEO VAN MAAREN and FRANK HERREBOUT

 

Co-Producers:

Adrian MIBUS and An Jo FERMON

 

Director of Photography

ROBERT VAN ALPHEN

Additional camera

FRANK HERREBOUT

 Editing

FRANK HERREBOUT LEO VAN MAAREN

Musical Score, Soundmix

WOUTER VAN BEMMEL

 Voice-over

BRAM DIJKSHOORN

 

Research
FRANK HERREBOUT, LEO VAN MAAREN, MARLEEN MEYERS and DANNY VAN HOECKE

 

Ambassadors

AL WORDEN, ANDREĢ KUIPERS and PHILIP HEYLEN

 

Translations
BRAM DIJKSHOORN

 

INTERVIEWEES

Paul Van Hoeydonck, Artist and creator of the sculpture on the moon

Alfred Worden, Command module pilot Apollo 15

Bruce Gitlin, Chairman Milgo Industrial Inc.

Roberta W. Waddell, art dealer New York

Marleen Meyers,  second wife of Paul Van Hoeydonck

Daniel F. Lawler III, son of Danny Lawler II

Alexandra Goodstadt
President of George Goodstadt Inc.

Ned Otter, son of photographer Bob Otter

Corice Arman, wife of artist Arman