First Run Features announced the U.S. theatrical premiere of the award-winning documentary Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars, a documentary about Richard Garriott’s lifelong quest to become the first son of an astronaut to go into space. Man on a Mission opens January 13, 2012, in theaters and VOD platforms nationwide. Man on a Mission is directed by Mike Woolf and produced by Brady Dial.
While he may be better known as the developer of such games as the Ultima series, Ultima Online, and Tabula Rasa, Garriott always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. But when eye problems made a career at NASA impossible, he found a path through private space travel to make his dreams come true. Man On A Mission captures every moment of Garriott’s training in Russia to his launch aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as life aboard the International Space Station. It also offers views of the earth from space, and a never-before-seen view from inside the capsule during the fiery re-entry to Earth.
Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars was produced by Austin based Beef & Pie Productions. For theatrical venues and play dates, check out firstrunfeatures.com.