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Filmmaker Kevin Stirling's New Doc "MARCH TO THE MOON" Soars in Houston; Wins GOLD NASA REMI Award at 53rd Worldfest Film Festival

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(L-R) FDs Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney & Milt Windler
Filmmaker Kevin Stirling's New Film Recounts Decade-long Moon Quest; NASA's Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney, Milt Windler, Steve Bales, Bob Carlton & Hal Loden Share Memories on Missions, Milestones & Missed Opportunities

HOUSTON - Amzeal -- "MARCH TO THE MOON" a compelling, candid and celebratory new space documentary from filmmaker Kevin Stirling, featuring exclusive commentary from the steely-nerved Flight Directors who led the way for NASA achieving JFK's bold lunar goal, has won the 2020 Gold NASA REMI Award at the 53rd WorldFest-Houston Film Festival.

More than simply a retrospective account of NASA's decade-long Moon-quest, the award-winning film features thrilling NASA footage, powerful insights, behind-the-scenes recollections and personal reflections from legendary NASA Flight Directors Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney and Milt Windler along with Apollo 11 Guidance Officer (GUIDO) Steve Bales, Propulsion Manager Bob Carlton and Lunar Module Manager Hal Loden.

"Congratulations Kevin Stirling. Your film "MARCH TO THE MOON" shines a light on these battle-tested Flight Directors and serves as an important reminder of their efforts in helping NASA achieve President Kennedy's goal for audiences of all ages," said J. Hunter Todd, Worldfest-Houston Founding Director.

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"I am thrilled and honored to win the 2020 Gold NASA REMI award for MARCH TO THE MOON. This year, as we celebrate another anniversary of Apollo 11, we must pause and recognize not only these timeless achievements, but also remember how difficult it was in 1969, and the many challenges that NASA and these Flight Directors overcame in order to safely get to the Moon and back," said Kevin Stirling, the film's producer, and director.

As part of the film's rollout, art lovers, space-film fans and movie trivia buffs around the world will enjoy the movie's eye-catching publicity posters by the film's Art Director, Perry Stirling, a distinguished former Coast Guard artist, award-winning American artist best known for his black-and-white illustrations, colorful maritime & train paintings, and also − the filmmakers' father.

"I am happy and honored to introduce my father's artistic talents to a new audience: movie art fans. Congratulations and Thank You Dad!"

With his newly released 'MARCH TO THE MOON,' Kevin Stirling has successfully produced numerous award-winning spaceflight/NASA-themed films that have screened nationally including: 'MOON BEAT,' 'HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SPACE JUNK PROBLEM,' 'APOLLO 8: A CHRISTMAS MOON,' and 'GO FOR LANDING.'

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"Space exploration and history fascinate me and I am drawn to producing films, programs, and historical documentaries, especially for television," Stirling said. "Today we have amazing platforms like PBS, History Channel, Discovery, NASA TV Documentaries, Curiosity Stream, Disney, NatGeo, A&E TV, ViacomCBS & CNNFilms to name a few. It's an exciting time with so many cable networks, OTT & streaming services looking for TV programming ideas and content for their audiences."

Stirling has multiple projects in development including new ventures about Amelia Earhart, President Lincoln and also "SKYLINES" a new TV/cable pilot he is producing about architecture. "SKYLINES" has enormous potential," Stirling said. SKYLINES is a TV program starring architecture that features interviews with local architects, architectural historians & newsworthy architectural/celebrity guests.

Stirling, a director, producer, and editor, provides a broad range of film and television services through his production company NCI Film Productions and can be reached for corporate/commercial film/TV projects (domestic & foreign) at info@mtmthemovie.com

More Information: MARCH TO THE MOON
https://mtmthemovie.com/
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/marchtothemoon

Source: NCI Film Productions
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