When We Were Apollo is a feature-length documentary exploring the enduring impact of the Apollo Space Program through the eyes of several extraordinary behind-the-scenes men and women who helped put a man on the moon.
The film is scheduled for completion in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2019.
“IN A VERY REAL SENSE, IT WILL NOT BE ONE MAN GOING TO THE MOON—IT WILL BE AN ENTIRE NATION. FOR ALL OF US MUST WORK TOGETHER TO PUT HIM THERE.”
~ John F. Kennedy
July 20, 1969, 10:30 EDT: With one small step, humanity slips the heavenly bonds of earth and first sets foot upon the moon. But for the 400,000 men and women of Project Apollo, the first moon landing represents something far greater: the culmination of a nearly decade-long undertaking of such awesome scope and scale, it would forever change the American fabric.
Fifty years later, we explore the legacy of the Apollo Space Program through the untold stories of some of its most inspiring behind-the-scenes heroes, crafting an intimate and approachable portrait of Apollo, its evolution through the 60s and its profound and lasting impact as the largest operation in peacetime the world has ever known.
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Zachary Weil Writer / Director
Growing up in Florida during the Space Shuttle era, Zack has always felt a deep and strong connection to spaceflight and its history. The owner and operator of Contact Light Films in Los Angeles, Zack’s mission is to share stories that inspire and motivate younger generations towards positions of public service and leadership. His resume includes hundreds of short-form and commercial programs highlighting the philanthropic efforts of Fortune 500 companies like Toyota and Target, to Telly Award winning campaigns for nationally recognized non-profits like the 20MM Foundation and Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Giovanna Aguilar Producer
A multimedia professional, Giovanna is executive producing Vivir del Cuento, a transmedia project highlighting the oral storytelling traditions of Ecuadorian communities displaced by the 2016 earthquake. She is also the producer of the award-winning feature-length documentary Dreamtown, following Anibal Chala, an Afro-Ecuadorian player who, for six years, strives against all the odds to make it to the professional league. A multi-grant awarded film—HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award, NALAC, NYWIFT—Dreamtown can be seen in short form on PBS’s Frontline World Rough Cut. For Giovanna's full bio, please visit GiovannaAguilar.com.
THE SPIRIT OF APOLLO IS STILL WITH US.
IT'S TIME TO REMEMBER.
FOLLOW THE MISSION
When We Were Apollo is scheduled for completion in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 2019. But just like Apollo, the journey to making it happen is just as important as the “landing” itself: