Video: Spacefaring – A Journey Through the Indian Countryside

By Keith Cowing
December 8, 2013
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Video: Spacefaring – A Journey Through the Indian Countryside
Bogota Digital Cinema S.A

Spacefaring outlines the true story of the high tech Indian Space Program against the backdrop of a rural village that appears to be suspended in time.
In the near future will we be able to create sustainable colonies on other planets, or will we make the same mistakes as here on earth? What can we learn from history and tradition? This short film combines documentary field footage with CGI animation, creating a journey full of subtle details that make this world as unique as India itself.

Director | Felipe Aguilar
Narration | Harish Bhimani
VFX Supervisor | Camilo Ganado
Story by | Felipe Aguilar, Camilo Ganado
Photography | Felipe Aguilar, Helkin Rene Diaz
Produced by | Bogota Digital CInema S.A.
Original score by | Felipe Valencia


Felipe Aguilar, (November 12, 1977 Bogota, Colombia) is an audiovisual artist driven by nature, people, their stories, their cultures, and the image. He holds a degree in Fine Arts, and in Film Directing/ Producing from the University Of Miami. He has collaborated in projects for clients such as the BBC, MTV Networks USA, MTV Latino, and the National Geographic Channel.

As a director and director of photography he has been in charged of several music videos, the short documentary “Penalty!” 2004, selected as a participant in the Berlinale’s Shoot Goals! Shoot Movies! compilation; “Tokyo Loading” 2006, a documentary exploring Japan’s video game culture; the experimental short film “Elemento”, honourable mention at 2009’s Imginaton in Bogota, and winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Octaedro Film festival in Ecuador 2010; the documentary “La Macarena: the Dawn of a Region that returns to the Nation” 2009, which explores the lives of people in a region of Colombia where coca crops are being replaced with legal crops; the short “Spacefaring” 2011, participant at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner; and the national campaign of ten short documentaries called “The Lost Pride” 2011, which explore colombian handcrafts in danger of disappearing, for JWT agency.

He is currently the Creative Director of Bogota Digital Cinema S.A., a production company based in Bogota, Colombia, preparing his first feature film.

SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.