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Directed by: Halsey Burgund, Francesca Panetta 2019 | 8 min.

Section: HIFF XR Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


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In July 1969, much of the world celebrated the “giant leap for mankind” that the successful moon landing constituted. In 2020, nothing is quite so straightforward. IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER illustrates the possibilities of deepfake technologies by reimagining this seminal event. What if the Apollo 11 mission had gone wrong and the astronauts had not been able to return home? A contingency speech for this possibility was prepared, but never delivered by President Nixon – until now. The project invites you into this alternative history and asks us all to consider how new technologies can bend, redirect and obfuscate the truth around us.

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Cast & Crew

Sound Design and Mix Halsey Burgund, Lukas Johnson, Claes Nystrom, Francesca Panetta
Animator Dominic Smith
Director Halsey Burgund, Francesca Panetta
Executive Producer D. Fox Harrell
Cast Lewis D. Wheeler
Editor Halsey Burgund, Jeff DelViscio, James Fetela, Francesca Panetta, Laurence Topham
Associate Producer Magnus Bjerg, Jeff DelViscio
Art Designer Ksenia Slavina, Tyler Smith, Jeff Soyk
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