Six scientists spent a year inside a closed dome in Hawaii. They were isolated from the world, ate dried food, and monitored the length of showers. This was not a reality-show, but an experiment made by NASA. Hawaii was turned into Mars.
Sociological-psychological research named HI-SEAS has taken place six times. Its objective is to create the best possible simulation of Mars, and to constantly monitor the participants. The participants have to deal with isolation and loss of privacy. The data gained serve to research the needs necessary to maintain the physical as well as mental health of prospective visitors to the red planet. This is a primary observational documentary that consists mostly of footage made by the protagonists of the fourth mission, the longest simulation in the history of NASA.
DIRECTED BY: Lauren DeFilippo, Katherine Gorringe
CAST: Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Sheyna Gifford, Christiane Heinicke, Carmel Johnston, Andrzej Stewart, Cyprien Verseux
CINEMATOGRAPHY:David Alvarado, HI-SEAS Crew IV
MUSIC: William Ryan Fritch
EDITING: Katherine Gorringe
PRODUCTION: Sandbox Films, Seeker, Naked Edge Films, Insignia Films
SALES: Kevin Iwashina