Mars One | Human Settlement on Mars
Mars One is a private non-profit aerospace firm based in the Netherlands that is leading the charge in manned interplanetary travel and habitation. It is their goal to establish the first human settlement on Mars by 2023. The astronauts will be selected from an open application process – the first of its kind.
We developed a film for the organization which announces the call for entries to the Mars One Astronaut Selection Program. Animating still photographs taken during the Mercury & Gemini missions lent authenticity to the film and credibility to the project. The film received over 150,000 paying applicants.
Our film has been featured on: CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC News, The Huffington Post, NBC News, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Times amongst many others.
Written & Directed by James Yeats Smith & Frank van Rooijen.
Production: Now & Partners.
Client: Mars One
Role: Ideation / Art Direction / Creative Direction
Media & Skills: Online / Content / Storytelling / Pop Culture