Our third prologue short for Ridley Scott's The Martian was a stunning CG mini-episode of StarTalk from the year 2035, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson from the same year. The video gives viewers a complete overview of how an Ares mission works, with a focus on the danger and bravery of the astronauts who undertake the mission. The Nerdist calls the video "one of the best, most creative, and frankly most awesome promos for a movie ever."
The Prologue Campaign:
To launch The Martian, we worked closely with legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott to design a months-long original narrative that told the story of the mission from the public's point of view. Our goal was simple: Bring the world to life with the same cultural noise of the Cold War-era space race. The campaign included a series of scripted in-world prologue videos that introduced the crew, the mission, and the global response.