The Farthest

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International Premiere

Ireland | 120 MINUTES

THE FARTHEST

Female Director(s), Documentary
It asks the most basic questions about human existence, and the most complex. It demonstrates the simplest application of physics, and the most nuanced. The most unscientific aspect of its construction is also its most ethereal: the famed Golden Record. It blazed a trail beyond our solar system, a trail that won’t be followed by anyone in our lifetime. Voyager is a collection of paradoxes, least of all a masterpiece of ingenuity that has already become the first manmade object to journey into interstellar space.

With The Farthest, documentarian Emer Reynolds provides ample evidence that Voyager remains the most audacious project in human history, and one of humankind’s greatest successes. Through a rhapsodic collection of interviews, animations, photographs, and never-before-seen archival footage, she recreates the forty-five years it took the spacecraft to reach its current point in space, and the secrets it uncovered along the way. The enthusiastic men and women who built Voyager and nurtured it along its twelve-billion-mile flight (and counting) complete the film with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. The Farthest is a joyful celebration of a golden age of American curiosity, exploration, and the will to look up at the sky and ask, “Why not?”

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Emer Reynolds

Emer Reynolds is a multi-award winning director and editor. The Farthest, an epic tale of the Voyager spacecraft, is her first solo feature as director, following Grierson-nominated Here Was Cuba as co-director. Over the last two decades, Reynolds’ editing work has spanned feature films, TV drama and documentary.
Director
Emer Reynolds
Screenwriter
Emer Reynolds
Cinematographer
Kate McCullough
Editor
Tony Cranstoun
Composer
Ray Harman
Executive Producer
John Rubin, Keith Potter, Sean B. Carroll, Dennis Liu
Producer
John Murray, Clare Stronge
Line Producer
Zlata Filipović
Archive Researcher
Aoife Carey
Sound Designer
Steve Fanagan
CGI Visual Effects
Ian Benjamin Kenny
Sound Recordist
Kieran Horgan

CONTACTS

Print Source
Seamus Connolly
Crossing The Line Films
Greystones, Co. Wicklow, 0000
Phone: +353 1287 5394
seamusconnolly@ctlfilms.com
Press Contact
Adam Segal
The 2050 Group
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 212 642 4317
adam@the2050group.com
US Sales Contact
Anne Tarrant
Tangled Bank Studios
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301 215 8647
tarranta@hhmi.org
International Sales Contact
John Murray
Crossing The Line Films
Greystones Co. Wicklow,Phone: +353 1287 5394
johnmurray@ctlfilms.com