As Tom Cruise prepares to film the first-ever movie shot in space, and a few of his collaborators are already anticipating increased demand for zero-gravity film sets in the very near future.
Space Entertainment Enterprise (S.E.E.) is making plans to build a space station module that will house a sports entertainment arena and film studio by 2024. The module will be named SEE-1, and the production facilities built inside the module will enable the development, production, recording, broadcasting, and live-streaming of video content.
“It ( will provide a unique, and accessible home for boundless entertainment possibilities in a venue packed with innovative infrastructure which will unleash a new world of creativity. With worldwide leader Axiom Space building this cutting-edge, revolutionary facility, SEE-1 will provide not only the first, but also the supreme quality space structure enabling the expansion of the two trillion-dollar global entertainment industry into low-Earth orbit.”Elena and Dmitry Lesnevsky – S.E.E. Founders (Variety)
S.E.E. plans to produce it’s own content in the space studio and make it available to other production teams for use on film and entertainment projects.
The module will be made to dock on the forthcoming Axiom Station, a commercial component of the NASA space station that was recently approved for construction.
“SEE-1 will showcase and leverage the space environment in an unprecedented way,” said Dr. Michael Baine, Axiom’s Chief Engineer and Chief Designer. “The inflatable module design provides for around six meters diameter of unobstructed pressurized volume, which can be adopted to a range of activities—including an onboard state-of-the-art media production capability that will capture and convey the experience of weightlessness with breathtaking impact.”Dr. Michael Baine, Axiom’s Chief Engineer and Chief Designer (Lexology)
Space may actually be the final film frontier.
Read more about this ambitious space studio project on Variety.