R | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
Outdoor moon scenes were shot using practical effects (small models). Shooting took place over 8 days according to Cinefex magazine July 2009.
Are you OK with that?
GERTY: I'm here to keep you safe, Sam. I want to help you.
In the scene when Sam is working on his model and the other "Sam" is banging a ping pong against the wall, he lays his racket on the table. A few shots later a small wooden house appears beside the racket, that no one put there.
The fictional company which owns and operates the lunar base is called Lunar Industries Ltd. As a nod to this, the production company used to make the movie is also called Lunar Industries Ltd (UK Companies House company number 06346944), whose company directors are Duncan Zowie Hayward Jones (the movie's director) and Stuart Douglas Fenegan (one of the movie's producers).
$136,046 (USA) (12 June 2009)
$5,009,677 (USA) (15 November 2009)
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