EXCLUSIVE LOS ANGELES PREMIER OF THE FILM

“ORPHANS OF APOLLO”

Followed By a Directors Question & Answer

Keynote Speaker Astronaut & Test Pilot Brian Binnie

@ the

Historic Warner Grand Theater

A Special Benefit for the Manna Energy Foundation's

“Geeks Without Frontiers”

May 28, 2010, 6pm 478 West 6th Street, San Pedro CA 90731

SPONORED BY TIME SHARE RELIEF

Tickets $10

“Orphans of Apollo” chronicles the dramatic adventure of the boldest business plan the Earth has ever seen. At the center of the film is 'MirCorp'. The very first entrepreneurial company to have a sole focus on the privatization of space with a fantastic vision of transforming the ROrphans of Apolloussian space station into an outpost for what was intended to be the first phase of a trillion dollar business. The project was to include mining of asteroids, gravity free laboratories, a space 'hotel', and a research facility. MirCorp was the ultimate start-up company, and unlike anything the universe had ever seen.

Join this band of rebels out to change the course of history in space, as they board a private jet, fly to Russia, and negotiate one of the most remarkable business deals of the final frontier. Follow this diverse group as they pioneer their way through this new business of space. Listen to the management team as they struggle with issues of branding, finance, technology, and engage in the ultimate slugfest with the most powerful governments and bureaucrats.

Free Radical Productions has now made the documentary film, “Orphans of Apollo” available on DVD @ www.OrphansofApollo.com or at www.amazon.com “Orphans of Apollo” is the award winning documentary that has been called the “greatest space story never told.”

About the Director, Michael Potter

PotterDocumentary filmmaker Michael Potter, who is one degree of separation from most of the key players in this remarkable and historic epic, is an expert on international technology and business. Potter has published extensively on technology policy issues. He worked together with key figure in “Orphans of Apollo” Walt Anderson in creating a publicly traded pan-European telecommunications company. Potter previously worked on the 13 part WGBH Series, "War & Peace in the Nuclear Age." He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

“Orphans of Apollo” chronicles the dramatic adventure of the boldest business plan the Earth has ever seen. At the center of the film is 'MirCorp'. The very first entrepreneurial company to have a sole focus on the privatization of space with a fantastic vision of transforming the Russian space station into an outpost for what was intended to be the first phase of a trillion dollar business. The project was to include mining of asteroids, gravity free laboratories, a space 'hotel', and a research facility. MirCorp was the ultimate start-up company, and unlike anything the universe had ever seen.

Join this band of rebels out to change the course of history in space, as they board a private jet, fly to Russia, and negotiate one of the most remarkable business deals of the final frontier. Follow this diverse group as they pioneer their way through this new business of space. Listen to the management team as they struggle with issues of branding, finance, technology, and engage in the ultimate slugfest with the most powerful governments and bureaucrats.

Free Radical Productions has now made the documentary film, “Orphans of Apollo” available on DVD @ www.OrphansofApollo.com or at www.amazon.com “Orphans of Apollo” is the award winning documentary that has been called the “greatest space story never told.”

ABOUT KEYNOTE SPEAKER BRIAN BINNIE

Brian Binnie

One of the first commercial astronauts in the history of the world. Brian made the historic flight of SpaceShipOne to win the X-prize. Test Pilot at Scaled Composites, LLC; Commander, USN, Ret.; Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering; Master of Science in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics from Brown University; Master of Science in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University; graduate of the U.S. Navy's Test Pilot School (class 93 - June 1987 - May 1988) at Patuxent River.

ABOUT MANNA ENERGY FOUNDATION & “GEEKS WITHOUT FRONTIERS”

GEEKS is currently involved with providing humanitarian telecommunications solutions to Haiti. The Global Vision of GEEKS is to empower 1 billion people to sustainably elevate themselves out of poverty (earning $1/day or less) over the next 10 years by leveraging a unified infrastructure platform for renewable energy, clean water, low powered telecommunications and advanced SMS--mobile and text applications. GEEKS will roll out a franchised model with local service providers and innovative technology partners and scale this platform across the world for maximum impact. The Manna Energy Foundation is a Not-For-Profit (501 c 3) representing a revolution in philanthropy, with the vision that positive change can come from a combination of both philanthropic action and social enterprise www.mannaenergy.org

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, MICHAEL POTTER

Documentary filmmaker Michael Potter, who is one degree of separation from most of the key players in this remarkable and historic epic, is an expert on international technology and business. Potter has published extensively on technology policy issues. He worked together with key figure in “Orphans of Apollo” Walt Anderson in creating a publicly traded pan-European telecommunications company. Potter previously worked on the 13 part WGBH Series, "War & Peace in the Nuclear Age." He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

ABOUT TIME SHARE RELIEF

Timeshare Relief as the No. 318 ranked company on Inc. 500. Timeshare Relief is the industry leader in helping timeshare owners transfer their timeshares out of their names so that they will no longer be responsible for all the recurring costs like maintenance fees, special assessments, HOA fees, etc.  The company's 5-year track record and inclusion in this year's Inc. 500 have proven that our solution works and that we have satisfied customers.

ABOUT THE HISTORIC WARNER GRAND THEATER

Grand Vision Foundation's mission is to preserve and promote the 80 year old historic, Art Deco, Warner Grand Theatre and foster artistic, cultural and educational activities in the Theatre and the Harbor/South Bay area of Los Angeles.

Grand Vision produces live concerts, films, performances and special events at the historic Warner Grand Theatre and also at the Grand Annex. The goal is to become a regionally-significant performing arts center and film house while preserving the historic character and community appeal of the theatre.  

QUOTES & ENDORSEMENTS

"Orphans of Apollo is both a great work of art and an important story....an inspiring film to see before my own flight to space!"
Richard Garriott, America's first 2nd Generation Astronaut

"a fast moving chronicle of an action packed, amazing true story"
George Whitesides, Former Executive Director, National Space Society

"I'm sort of hoping that this will become a bit of an underground classic at entrepreneurial programs. It captures that feeling of events rushing ahead of you as you try to figure out how to make it work, a seductive feeling beloved by entrepreneurs, and when they start hitting their stride."
-Out of the Cradle-

"A fascinating account of how a small group of American space entrepreneurs challenged the government..."
Dr. Roger Launius,
National Air and Space Museum
Washington D.C.

FILM BACKGROUND

“Orphans of Apollo” is an intimate and compelling epic which eloquently communicates the real origins of the private commercial new space revolution.

Now for the first, and possibly the last, time, “Orphans of Apollo” combines archival material from original NASA film footage, Russian archival footage, personal footage, IMAX footage, with interviews and or footage with key players including Tom Clancy, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Rick Tumlinson, Walt Anderson, Gus Gardellini, Jeff Manber, and others.

Free Radical Productions has now made the documentary film, “Orphans of Apollo” available on DVD @ www.OrphansofApollo.com or at www.amazon.com “Orphans of Apollo” is the award winning documentary that has been called the “greatest space story never told.”

OTHER EVENT PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute for Aeronautics Astronautics (AIAA), American Friends of the London School of Economics (AFLSE), Students for the Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS), International Space University Alumni (ISU Alumni).