Platige Image / 2015

The Science Office provided scientific consultancy on this project, a collaboration between Platige Image and the European Space Agency (ESA). The film, directed by Oscar nominee Tomek Bagiński, stars Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Aisling Franciosi.

At the heart of this film is Rosetta, ESA’s real mission to rendezvous with, escort and land on a comet. A mission that began as a dream, but that after decades of planning, construction and flight through the Solar System, has arrived at its goal and will unlock the secrets hidden within the icy treasure chest for 4.6 billion years. To study its make-up and its history. To search for clues as to our own origins.

Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London.

Visit the Ambition website/ Watch the teaser trailer/ Watch the Making of Ambition

Visit ESA’s Rosetta Mission page

Project Development and Science Communication Consultancy/ Science Office Special Thanks/ Luís Calçada, Pedro Russo, Mariana Barrosa