The film below shows the installation of a statue of the Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin outside the British Council offices in London in 2011. To mark the 50th Anniversary of manned space flight the statue was gifted to the Council for 12 months by the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos. A few days after installation, it was unveiled in front of British and Russian dignitaries by Yuri’s daughter Elena Gagarina and Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space.
Our challenge was that we didn’t shoot any of the footage ourselves, we had to do the best we could with what we were given, some of which had no sound. We think we succeeded. Our film also shows just how important music can be to short films. We work with the rather talented Mikkelsen and his compostion is absolutely perfect, bringing both energy and dynamism to the piece.