Operation Avalanche

Matt Johnson

Secret agents Matt and Simon dream of a great future with the Central Intelligence Agency, but they haven’t got any further than shadowing the filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (conclusion: he isn’t a spy). And so they take matters into their own hands. Disguised as documentary makers, they infiltrate NASA, where they conceive a brilliant solution to the problematic Apollo-11 mission.
Director and co-writer Matt Johnson, who also plays the leading role, made a name for himself by posing as a high-school student for a year to do research for his debut film The Dirties (2013, Winner of the Slamdance Grand Jury Prize). For Operation Avalanche he managed to shoot part of the film in NASA headquarters on the sly by pretending - very aptly - to be a documentary maker. The result is an amusing and extremely exciting film that ingenuously mixes reality, fiction and conspiracy theories.

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Filmmaker
Matt Johnson
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA, Canada
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
94’
Language
English
Producer
Nate Bolotin, Matthew Miller
Production Company
XYZ Films, Zapruder Films
Sales
XYZ Films
Writer
Matt Johnson
Cinematography
Andrew Appelle, Jared Raab
Editor
Curt Lobb
Production Design
Chris Crane
Sound Design
Matthew Chan
Music
Cody Partridge
Cast
Matt Johnson, Sharon Belle
Website
http://xyzfilms.com/operation-avalanche