The Great Journey

The film tells the story of how an astronomer sees the world around him, how he approaches it through the historical realm of science and how this world is captured on the basis of modern scientific evidence.
The film is full of impressive images of celestial objects, planets, comets, galaxies, stars, our sun, and with extensive reports on how this knowledge was shaped over the centuries.

  • Theofanis Matsopoulos
    Director
  • Nicolas Matsopoulos
    Writer
  • Gregory Patrick Karr
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
    El Greco
  • Konstantino Polizois
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Astronomy
  • Runtime:
    43 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile, Greece
  • Language:
    Chinese, English, Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, CGI
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 : 1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • World International Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    April 5, 2021
    Best Documentary Feature
  • San Francisco Film Festival 2021
    San Francisco
    United States
    Best Cinematography
  • EUROPE FILM FESTIVAL Oct 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    Best Documentary
  • Austrian Film Festival 2021
    Vienna
    Austria
    SPECIAL MENTION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING 2021
Distribution Information
  • Theofanis Matsopoulos
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Theatrical
Director Biography - Theofanis Matsopoulos

Theofanis Matsopoulos specializes in Planetarium Production, FullDome Cinematography, Giant Screen Documentary Production, Visual Science Communication, 3D animation and Astrophotography.

He collaborates with world-famous organizations as European Southern Observatory (ESO), European Space Agency (ESA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) / AURA - Noirlab.

He has created and directed documentaries for planetariums which are presented in planetariums all over the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

The documentaries "From Earth To The Universe", the award-winning "The Hot and Energetic Universe" & "The Sun: Our Living Star" as well as more than 300 video clips, time-lapses, and 3D animations are available on the European Southern Observatory's and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope website. They are distributed for free in order to disseminate astronomy science in general public.

He photographs nightscapes, astronomical phenomena and celestial deep sky objects using various telescopes in his private astronomical observatory.

He has presented four photography - astrophotography exhibitions titled: "The Greece of the Stars", "Between Heaven and Earth", "National Observatory of Athens", "Ancient Corinth" in Athens (Eugenides Planetarium, National Observatory of Athens), Ioannina (Historical Archive Museum of Epirus), Corinth (Archaeological Museum of Nemea, Municipal Art Gallery of Corinth) and other cities and islands in Greece.

He also collaborates with the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) producing documentaries for the Visitor Center and taking astronomical images using its scientific instruments.

Theofanis Matsopoulos is a member of International Planetarium Society since 2018

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