Film - Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

A coming of age story... the way only Richard Linklater could tell it. Watch the trailer for Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, a story about growing up in the 1960s in Houston, which touches down on Netflix next month...

Press Release

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives. It both captures the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and the lesser-seen bottom up perspective of what it was like from an excited kid's perspective, living near NASA but mostly watching it on TV like hundreds of millions of others. It's ultimately both an exacting re-creation of this special moment in history and a kid's fantasy about being plucked from his average life in suburbia to secretly train for a covert mission to the moon.

A unique combination of hand drawn animation, live action and CGI written and directed by Richard Linklater, and set against the backdrop of the 1969 Apollo mission to the moon, Apollo 10 1/2 is inspired by Linklater's own childhood, growing up in the 1960s in Houston, Texas.

"It struck me years ago that this was my film to make, from both a chronological and proximity level - I was there, going into 3rd grade. Our unique animation style allows both the conjuring of a world long gone, and the flowing, playful expression of memory and imagination. It’s been a fun, creative journey to incorporate things like 3D graphics into a live action shoot to help bring this story to life,” said Richard Linklater.

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood stars Jack Black, Zachary Levi, Glen Powell, Josh Wiggins, Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Bill Wise, Natalie L'Amoreaux, Jessica Brynn Cohen, Sam Chipman, and Danielle Guilbot and comes to Netflix on April 1st.

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