Filmmaker Kevin Stirling's "GO FOR LANDING" Wins Top Doc NASA REMI Award at Worldfest-Houston
New Apollo 11 Film Recalls Computer Alarms, Low Fuel and Dangerous Descent; NASA's Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney, Steve Bales & Dick Koos Share Behind-The-Scenes Apollo 11 Memories
"Congratulations Kevin Stirling on winning the 2019 Platinum NASA REMI Award for 'GO FOR LANDING'," said J. Hunter Todd, Chairman, and WorldFest-Houston Founding Director. "As we prepare to celebrate Apollo 11's 50th anniversary "GO FOR LANDING" serves as an important reminder for audiences of all ages of the lasting legacy of Apollo 11. We are thrilled that your documentary has won the coveted 2019 Platinum NASA Remi Award."
Audiences will recall Apollo 11 both for its timeless accomplishments, as well as for the terror-filled, final minutes of Apollo 11's descent when numerous computer alarms were sounding, fuel was running perilously low and the mission was in real danger, and nearly aborted.
"Thank you Worldfest-Houston. It is an honor and a thrill for me to win this prestigious award for "GO FOR LANDING" here in Houston and here at Worldfest," said Kevin Stirling, the film's producer and director.
"Apollo 11 changed our world and our worldview forever. It is only right at this time in our history that we celebrate NASA and this upcoming 50th anniversary. Apollo 11 was a dream, a journey, and a purpose, and that first lunar landing and those first lunar footsteps touched our hearts, lifted our spirits and awakened the explorer, adventurer and space traveler in all of us," said Kevin Stirling.
"GO FOR LANDING" features spectacular NASA footage, and interviews with senior NASA officials including legendary NASA Flight Controllers Gene Kranz and Glynn Lunney, along with Apollo 11 Guidance Officer (GUIDO) Steve Bales and Apollo Simulation Supervisor (SIMSUP) Dick Koos.
Stirling also won a second award, the 2019 Silver Remi Award for "SKYLINES" a new TV Pilot that he is producing about architecture. "SKYLINES" is a new TV pilot that looks at architecture of all kinds, and features interviews with local architects and architectural historians.
"I have always been fascinated with architecture and I think "SKYLINES" the TV show will appeal to television viewers across the new TV landscape, with so many cable networks, OTT and streaming services looking for fresh new TV programming ideas and content for their audiences, the timing is right for 'SKYLINES'," said Kevin Stirling, the show's Executive Producer.
Stirling, a director, producer, and editor, provides a broad range of film and television services through his production company NCI Productions and can be reached for corporate/commercial film/TV projects (domestic & foreign) at email@example.com
WorldFest-Houston is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World and is the festival that discovered Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, John Lee Hancock, Randall Kleiser, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, Robert Townsend, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and David Lynch with their first awards.
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