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.