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In the near future, astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is living on the far side of the moon, nearing the end of a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Helium-3 (vital for Earth's clean energy production). Bored and lonely, Sam's only companion is GERTY (voice of Kevin Spacey), the base's helpful computer, and taped messages from his wife and young daughter home on Earth.  Sam begins to experience migraines and hallucinations which interfere with his work, and ends up in sickbay (with no memory of how he got there), facing a radical change in his circumstances.  Sam Rockwell gives a tour-de-force performance in this intriguing science fiction story, reminiscent of such thought-provoking classics as THX 1138 and Solaris.




  Moon by director Duncan Jones

I started making movies when I was about seven years old. My dad and I used to shoot little bits and pieces on an old 8mm camera and then I would chop them up and stick them together with cello-tape. Even back then, they were "effects heavy." I still have a copy of a film where me and my dad appear to "levitate" our way around the living room, Beatles style. We would shoot a single frame as we jumped, move forward, shoot and jump again, and then we would edit away all traces of our feet on the ground. I thought we were geniuses...

Moon is sort of a more elaborate version of that—me and the people close to me putting our ideas together and working out how to put something impossible on screen for very little money. There's a lot to be proud of; Moon is one of the few indie films ever to be invited to be featured in the special effects bible Cinefex, a publication usually devoted to how blockbusters achieve their effects and it’s got a score by Clint Mansell, a man I believe is one of the great contemporary film score composers.

I hope you enjoy it.