Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in 1995, we’ve come to learn that there are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have yet to find one that’s habitable, aside from our own. The Search for Earth Proxima is a short documentary about a group of scientists and their mission to build a telescope to hunt for an Earth-like planet around our closest neighbor: Alpha Centauri.

Co-Directed by Brett Marty & Josh Izenberg
Cinematography: Owen Bissell, Andy Quinn
Time Lapse Photography: Andy Quinn, Brett Marty, Josh Izenberg
Editors: Kee Heywood, Hamilton Henson
Title Design: Colin Gill
Produced by Brett Marty & Josh Izenberg

Special Thanks:, The SETI Institute, NASA Ames Research Center, European Southern
Observatory, VLT, ALMA, Triple Ring Technologies, Positron Dynamics, Onda Corporation, and La Ventana Cine.
Artistic Renderings of Exoplanets Courtesy of NASA and ESO

About Speculative Films

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area — but happy to travel — we produce a mix of narrative, documentary, and commercial films about humanity’s relationship to science, technology, and nature.

Whether working locally with a thirty-person crew or with a small band of filmmakers out in the field, we’re interested in harnessing our keen interest in the world around us and the latest cinematic techniques to tell engaging stories.



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