Steve Pyke has published books of portraits of World War I survivors, philosophers, and poets. This film follows his journey to create the art for a new book, ‘Astronauts’, a series of photographs of the pioneers of space exploration.

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1 x 90'

Production Company

Inbetween Space






Special Jury Award at Houston Festival

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Bitten by the 'Moonbug', photographer Steve Pyke set out on a journey across America in his search to meet and photograph the Apollo space pioneers. A journey in which he was to meet the adventurers, risk takers and dreamers who were behind one of the most historic endeavours of our time. From living rooms and moonscape deserts, to Cape Canaveral, Steve captures these men in frank, revealing portraits, while unravelling their very personal and divergent memories. With rare archive footage and an original score by Matt Johnson, Moonbug is both a photographic road trip and an exploration of how photographs become signposts for history.

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