New Life – A Short Film

SHOT BYBen Meredith

DIRECTORBen Meredith Drew Smith



New Life, a short film.
This is an entry to the NASA Cinespace 16 film competition.
Approved NASA footage was used for the making of this film.

We relive moments in the life of astronaut Adam Holmes, leader of the first manned mission to one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa.
In search of life, Adam found more than anyone could have ever expected, as colleagues and loved ones speak on his amazing discovery. Combining “faux – documentary” with cinematic narrative, this film takes us on an amazing adventure that celebrates humanity and life, love for the Earth, and for the Universe, all based on real science.

Written and Directed by Ben Meredith and Drew Smith
Director Of Photography and Original Score by Ben Meredith
Sound and Post Production by Ben Meredith and Drew Smith

Edited and Colored in Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve
Special thanks to our small but efficient crew Paul Rice and Yma Dandridge.

Starring: Drew Smith, Katie May Porter, Erika Woo, Leilani Roseberry, Ben Meredith.

Shot on the Panasonic Varicam LT with Sigma 18-35mm glass.

Let us never stop exploring.