Metal Life Magazine coverage of sci-fi movie ‘Europa Report’ press room
Metal Life Magazine sat in on a press room with the cast and crew of Europa Report at San Diego Comic Con. After listening to the cast describe how they were filmed and hearing the director Sebastian Cordero explain the unique challenges he faced, we were very intrigued. Then we were told that two NASA JPL scientists offered their free time and expertise to ensure that Europa Report was accurate and followed the “rules” of space.
Steven Vance, habitability team lead of JPL’s ‘Icy Worlds Astrobiology group’, and Kevin Hand, JPL’s deputy chief scientist for solar systems exploration both acted as science consultants to ensure that Europa Report was the “most science accurate science fiction movie” possible.
Director Sebastian Cordero explained that they actually built a life sized space capsule and hid numerous cameras within. He said that this “found footage” approach offered more realistic camera angles and allowed the actors to move about freely without worry of camera gear.
The score was composed by genre fan favorite Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead). His approach was to mix contemporary and classical techniques which creates a sometimes subtle, always emotional score that successfully plays with the viewer’s emotions to enhance each scene.
Blend all the camera innovation, real world science and incredible musical score and this movie promises to be something out of the norm…truly out of this world.
Europa Report synopsis:
EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
Isiah Whitlock JR.
EUROPA REPORT is currently available in the iTunes store and is set for theatrical release Aug. 2, 2013.