Brady Dial

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  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 19:33:48View | Delete

    Thanks for supporting the film! Go FDL!

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 19:28:12View | Delete

    Just the fact that Richard took that art to space is amazing. Many people don’t realize that every fraction of an ounce of weight that you take with you is very costly. That he would make the choice to bring works of art and connect the scientific wonder of the space station to the artistic creativity of earth says a lot about his dual nature upbringing – mom an artist, dad an astronaut.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 19:20:17View | Delete

    We go into a lot of detail in the film about some problems that the previous 2 Soyuz spacecraft that landed before Richard had encountered. There was a problem with an explosive bolt and the truss system that made for some high drama at the time. And while we, as filmmakers, appreciate suspense–it’s a lot different when your good friend is involved. I was at mission control during the landing and I think I was far more nervous than Richard.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 19:12:00View | Delete

    We are also hoping that Richard’s next project will be an on-set consultant for the feature film remake of “Man on a Mission.” A company called Furst Films optioned the rights and they’ve been shopping it around Hollywood for a couple months now. There’s been some interesting casting suggestions to play Richard that I can’t share at this time, but I think it would make a great feature film. There are so many cinematic elements to the story, it can’t help but be exciting. Anyone want to venture some of your own suggestions for actors to play Richard?

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 19:02:42View | Delete

    We love us some Apogee of Fear! And now we just have to figure out how to share the many other fantastic hours of footage you shot on the ISS!

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 19:00:30View | Delete

    Thanks, Siun. By the way, it’s also very important to the success of our documentary and the continued advocacy for private spaceflight that people go to as many websites as possible and review the film. Amazon, iTunes, etc., And of course on Facebook. Not only that, when you add it to your Netflix queue, that helps bring awareness to the film as well. Please help us spread the word!

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:54:00View | Delete

    The film is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and every VOD outlet in America, more or less. It will also play in several theaters across the country – a list is here: http://firstrunfeatures.com/manonamission/

    It will be available on DVD sometime in May–we’re working hard on some fun DVD extras.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:50:46View | Delete

    When you see the film, you realize just how unfair the term “space tourist” is to the people that work hard to go up to the space station. The year of training, learning Russian, being away from your friends and family and dedicating yourself to the experience – “tourists” they ain’t.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:43:43View | Delete

    if anything, I think Richard over–trained. He was exercising vigorously and running miles a day when in reality most of the astronauts–while very healthy– aren’t lean, mean, fighting machines. Ever since scientists took over as astronauts from the test pilots, it’s a sharp mind that matters.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:41:26View | Delete

    There was a fun contrast between Owen and Richard. Hard-nosed, serious government astronaut and his videogame magnate, role-playing-game costume–wearing son. Although to be fair, Richard took his spaceflight very seriously and won the respect of all involved–not an easy thing to do with the Russians. And he didn’t wear any costumes in space…

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:35:28View | Delete

    It’s funny, many people who have seen the film have said “I’m not usually into space stuff, but I really love this movie.” Many people recognize the power of the story outside of the space elements and can connect the person trying to fulfill his dreams. And even the “space stuff” is so unusual, people can’t believe what they’re seeing. I mean, whoever thought you’d have to learn to build a teepee in order to go to space?

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:30:10View | Delete

    It’s funny, when Richard says things “lose their mystique”–that reminds me of one of the reasons we found his footage from space to be so compelling. It really does show things from a different perspective than we’ve ever seen from space. He will tell you the things that no one else has and show you just how much fun it can be to be on the international space station.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:23:38View | Delete

    Everyone wanted to be an astronaut! But that’s what Richard is doing for us by advancing private human spaceflight, making it possible for all of us to go to space eventually.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:19:08View | Delete

    BTW, that piece of Richard’s liver that he had removed was delicious with some fava beans.

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Man on a Mission

    2012-01-16 18:06:04View | Delete

    Hi Lisa, thanks for inviting us. The idea for Richards movie started out at a mutual friend’s wedding. Both of us happen to be chatting to Richard about his spaceflight and when he mentioned that he was about to get his liver tested for space worthiness we were both like, “who’s filming that?”

  • Brady Dial commented on the blog post Late, Late Night FDL: For What It’s Worth

    2012-01-16 16:21:09View | Delete

    Hello back to you!