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:
Writer, director FRANK HERREBOUT
LEO VAN MAAREN
MARTIN LAGESTEE, LEO VAN MAAREN and FRANK HERREBOUT
Adrian MIBUS and An Jo FERMON
Director of Photography
ROBERT VAN ALPHEN
FRANK HERREBOUT LEO VAN MAAREN
Musical Score, Soundmix
WOUTER VAN BEMMEL
FRANK HERREBOUT, LEO VAN MAAREN, MARLEEN MEYERS and DANNY VAN HOECKE
AL WORDEN, ANDRÉ KUIPERS and PHILIP HEYLEN
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
President of George Goodstadt Inc.
Ned Otter, son of photographer Bob Otter
Corice Arman, wife of artist Arman