MOON BEAT recalls July ‘69 Moon Landing of Apollo XI on 40th Anniversary; Reporters Who Covered Mission Tell Their Tales Along with Top NASA Officials
Online PR News – 18-April-2009 – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Online PR Newsx (Press Release) – Apr 18, 2009 – HOUSTON, TX - 'Moon Beat' the captivating Apollo XI documentary featuring top reporters and NASA officials from Director/Producer Kevin Stirling, has been nominated for the prestigious Remi Award in the documentary features category at the 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. A special Gala Awards dinner to announce the winner selections will be held in Houston, Texas on April 27th. Only four documentary films were chosen from hundreds of entries.
“We are delighted to confirm that you have been nominated to receive one of the top four Remi Awards in your category for your film, 'Moon Beat.' Unlike other festivals, we nominate only the four top entries, and we present Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, thus you are assured to win one of these top awards at the Gala Remi Awards Dinner,” said J. Hunter Todd, Chairman and Founding Director, along with Kathleen Haney, Program & Artistic Director, in their congratulatory letter to 2009 Remi Winner Kevin Stirling.
'Moon Beat' recalls the 1969 flight of Apollo XI on its 40th anniversary, from the perspective of many of the news reporters who covered and wrote about the U.S. Space program for many years including: John Noble Wilford, New York Times, Al Neuharth, Founder, USA Today and Florida Today, Reg Turnill, BBC Aerospace Correspondent and Joe Morgenstern, Film Critic, The Wall Street Journal and many others. In addition, the documentary features interviews with top NASA officials including Jack W. King, (Voice of Apollo) whose is best remembered for his exhilarating Apollo launch countdowns by millions of Apollo enthusiasts and supporters around the world.
“I am deeply grateful to the WorldFest-Houston Film Festival for this great honor,” said Kevin Stirling, Director/Producer of Moon Beat. “And I am especially grateful to the many extraordinary news reporters, broadcasters and NASA officials who appear in 'Moon Beat' and I dedicate this award to all of them, their profession and their distinguished colleagues.”
The documentary film also features interviews with: George Alexander, Mark Bloom, Kay Bloom, Sue Butler, Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr., Donald C. Drake, Hugh W. Harris, Arthur Hill, Leon Jaroff, Bill Larson, Victor McElheny, Jesco von Puttkamer, John J. Wilhelm, George Wilson and Wolfgang Will.
WorldFest Houston is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World, the festival that discovered Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, John Lee Hancock, Randall Kleiser, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Robert Townsend, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and David Lynch with their very first awards. Other remarkable discoveries include just a few, listed in alphabetical order: John Alvidson, John Badham, Ralph Bakshi, Carroll Ballard, John Boorman, Marty Brest, Michael Cimino, The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Michael Demme, Atom Egoyan, John Frankenheimer, Leslie Linka Glatter, Charles Guggenheim, John Lee Hancock, Hal Hartley, Randall Kleiser, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Steve Poster, John Sayles, Oliver Stone, Will Vinton, Peter Weir, Hugh Wilson and hundreds more. WorldFest-Houston runs from April 20 - 29, 2009.
For More Information:
Moon Beat: www.moonbeatthemovie.com
WorldFest Houston: http://www.worldfest.org