Last Saturday, Todd Douglas Miller, director of Apollo 11, answered a few questions about his upcoming documentary in Tribeca.
With the help of NASA, friends, and public archives, Miller was able to put together a full documentary unlike any other.
Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission-the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
The documentary acts more like an experience, putting the audience inside the nine day mission as if you were there in 1969.
Miller answered an array of questions, mostly about the footage included in the documentary and the journey of putting together an Academy Nominated Documentary.
Starting in 2016, he assembled a team of filmmakers to put together all the footage and audio which he had access to.
Also explained was the soundtrack that brought us through the Apollo 11 mission. Working with a friend, he used instruments pre-1969, keeping with the continuity of the year the mission took place.
Apollo 11 was definitely unique, keeping the audience captivated from the start in what felt like a ride at an amusement park, without being boring throughout the 93 minutes.