Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.

  1. Mark Elijah Rosenberg

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mark Strong

    Mark Strong

    Captain William D. Stanaforth

  2. Luke Wilson

    Luke Wilson

    Louis 'Skinny' Skinner (CapCom)

  3. Sanaa Lathan

    Sanaa Lathan

    Captain Emily Maddox

  4. Anders Danielsen Lie

    Anders Danielsen Lie


  5. Charles Baker

    Charles Baker

    Captain Frank Worsely

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Approaching the Unknown
Approaching the Unknown


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Release Information

  • June 3, 2016


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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

Budget -

Revenue $10,232.00

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