The Purple Plain Movie

The Purple Plain is a short film inspired by the little-known story of the Mercury 13the first American women who tested for space travel. It is supported by a grant from Film London and is being made by an award winning, all-woman team. These women still need funding to launch the movie. The funds are for post-production costs that could not be fully covered by the Film London grant they received.

This is because of the considerable historical archival and found footage, film editing, grading, visual effects and final music scoring, production and sound design costs are high. Fortunately, the film has been shot and, from the rough cut, they have been fortunate to secure a screening date at a major festival. 

The Purple Plain

The team ensures that the “film is special and important, and your help will launch a film that we believe will encourage everyone – girls and boys, the young and old to never be afraid to reach for their dreams, whatever the obstacles in their path.” Fortunately, the film has been shot and, from the rough cut, they have been fortunate to secure a screening date at a major festival. The team ensures that the “film is special and important, and your help will launch a film that we believe will encourage everyone – girls and boys, the young and old to never be afraid to reach for their dreams, whatever the obstacles in their path.”

Director Kim Albright and her well-experienced team decided to ask for help is for one simple reason. They want to reveal to the world the story about the first American women who tested for space flight. In 1959, a handful of men were selected by NASA to be the first in space and were known as the Mercury 7. The second series of tests focused on 13 more pilots whose talents eclipsed those of the chosen 7. To date, the world knows little of these individuals because they were women.

This is the story of how close the Mercury 13 came to space, and their battle, not simply against their male peers, or even NASA, but the entire social system of the early 60s. By supporting this demanding project on Kickstarter, the team will uncover the mystery of U.S culture and will show the real face of the American dream.

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