‘Moon Shot’, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel and executive producer J.J. Abrams, follows the journey of the different teams who are competing to win $30M in a race to land a privately-funded robot on the moon.
Here’s the trailer:
It’s certainly a moving web series. The character-driven stories focus on the motivations and eccentricities of the people competing, rather than the technology of building the robots themselves. The first film is about roboticist Red Whittaker, a professor who splits his time between teaching future engineers at Carnegie Mellon and owning/operating a working cattle farm in rural Pennsylvania.