Project of the Day—Far Beneath the Ship is a sci-fi short about “a doomed mission to mars, and the value of manned space exploration, based on a real life speech Nixon never gave.” Confused? President Nixon preemptively wrote a speech in case the Apollo 11 astronauts got stranded on the moon. They didn’t. The speech was revealed in 1999 and has been circulating since. The film repurposes the ideas in that speech to create a narrative about a doomed astronaut on his first trip to mars in 2001.
White House home movies.
Our Nixon documents the president’s rise and fall through home movies shot by three of Nixon’s closest aides. Forgotten for nearly 40 years, these Super 8 films offer a unique look at life inside the White House.
Just got my Our Nixon rewards in the mail! Brian L. Frye and Penny Lane’s found footage documentary made from Nixon aides’ Super 8 home movies was featured in this year’s Kickstarter Film Festival, and I have been 1000000% obsessed with this project since Day One.
- 1 official H.R. Haldeman holding a Super 8 camera bobblehead doll with “Every President needs an S.O.B. and I’m Nixon’s” tagline on the box — check.
- 1 set of Nixon Staff Super 8 Home Movies transferred to 9 DVDs — check. (Note: Just discovered that “Year 1971 Disc 1 of 2” includes Nixon’s daughter’s wedding. Hot dog!)
- 1 pouch of retro-inspired Nixon campaign pins — check
- 2 Nixon temp tatz (!) — doublecheck!
Needless to say, Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler is outrageously jealous of my mail.