Kickstarter Campaign Concludes Early as New Wave of Investors Commit to Supporting Documentary Feature’s Completion
MINNEAPOLIS – FutureDude Entertainment, the premier source for captivating, independently-produced, future-focused adventure stories, today announced it is moving forward with production on its documentary feature “The Eagle Has Landed” which explores the impact of the Eagle spacecraft on a generation of young space enthusiasts. The Eagle was the iconic sci-fi spacecraft featured in the classic British TV program Space: 1999.
FutureDude Entertainment is producing the documentary in partnership with Zero Point Zero Production Inc. “The Eagle Has Landed,” has already been partially filmed at various locations across the United States. Minnesota-based Anne Marie Gillen is a producer on the project, along with Jeffrey Morris – FutureDude founder and the project’s director. Starting October 15th, Morris heads back on the road shooting both domestically and internationally weeks after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the remaining production. The Kickstarter concluded early after investors stepped forward with a funding commitment, allowing Morris and team to maintain their original plan to submit The Eagle Has Landed for next June’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Space: 1999 has obtained official cult status, and it’s that enthusiasm for the show that has made our documentary feature possible. Our project has excited legions of fans around the globe, resulting in impressive donations to our Kickstarter and even more importantly, reinforced our belief that a strong built-in audience exists for our project,” said Jeffrey Morris, founder, FutureDude Entertainment.
A Space “Stars” Showcase
Morris continues interviewing world-renowned artists, writers, actors, scientists, and collectors about their enduring passion and nostalgia for the Eagle, including:
- Jamie Anderson, son of Space: 1999 executive producer Gerry Anderson and who continues his father’s legacy at Anderson Entertainment
- Barbara Bain, who played “Dr. Helena Russell” in the series
- Nick Tate, the actor who played Eagle pilot “Alan Carter” in Space: 1999
- Space: 1999 special effects artist Brian Johnson, who influenced the effects of Star Wars
- Academy Award winner Bill George, known for his visual effects on Blade Runner, Star Trek, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and other films
- Former astronaut Charles Duke, the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon
Learn more about the documentary series at https://eagledocumentary.com/.