James Webb Space Telescope has changed the way we see the universe. A new documentary has the potential to change the way we see the telescope. Deep Sky is the IMAX Original documentary that offers an extraordinary cosmic experience using the dazzling images captured by James Webb.
In conjunction with the first anniversary of the James Webb Telescope, the IMAX project explains the story, design, engineering, and construction of the innovative astronomical platform. From its launch on December 25, 2021, to the glory of its first image revealed by NASA on July 12, 2022.
Protagonists and the first statements
Deep Sky documentary will focus on the majestic images captured by NASA’s James Webb Telescope, taking the audience on a journey to the beginning of time and space. Never-before-seen cosmic landscapes and distant exoplanets will be presented. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Nathaniel Kahn, it will be narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams.
The story of Deep Sky starts with the construction of the James Webb Telescope and goes all the way to its orbit launch a million kilometers from Earth. Its purpose? To answer the questions that have haunted us since the dawn of time. Where do we come from? How did the universe begin? Are we alone?
Deep Sky documentary reveals the universe like never before. The audience will be completely immersed in stunning images transmitted to Earth. Written and produced by Nathaniel Kahn, was produced by Bonnie Hlinomaz, along with executive producers John Turner, Matt Mountain, Sandra Evers-Manly, and Gerry Ohrstrom. The original soundtrack is by composer Paul Leonard-Morgan.
“Deep Sky represents an exciting return to form for IMAX documentaries and our long tradition of immersive space films” said John Turner, Head of Documentaries for IMAX, in an official press release. “It’s been fascinating to tell the story of the people who built this telescope. Now we can see the breathtaking landscape and images brought to life in a way that no one has ever seen before”.