The Space Between Us

Synopsis: In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars - from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team
Director(s): Peter Chelsom
Production: STX Entertainment
  4 nominations.
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120 min

I want to go to Mars

Not just a visit

I want to live there

It is then as believe in truth

that life on mars

Is possible..

Proof that if we had to

Mankind can make a fresh start

We are in trouble

and it's our fault

and we're running out of time

and mother nature doesn't negotiate

we can't give up, not now

Mars is a planet

Right and ready for life

Earth's resources might be depleted but

there is one resource we must never neglect

It's the most valuable

And it's the one without limits


I wrote those words

I wrote those words

when I was 12 a years old

My letter to the white house

Never did I imagine The President

would read them loud to Nation

Mourning the loss of the another

crew of the astronauts

Never did I dreamed

That I would be proclaimed

and emblem of fortitude

The Young man

with the singular version

and the rest is, well,

It's not history

Just the beginning

Here we all are.

Thanks to Genesis

space technologies...

in 20 hours The Magellan 61 will travel

6 astronauts to Mars

not to visit but to live there

the first true citizens of Mars

From a childhood vision to the greatest

spacing gather the world has ever attempted

The settlement known as East Texas Mars

Come on say it with me

"Just Add Water"

Well whatever I am...

I can not begin to compare

to these 6 heroes

Living examples of courage without limits

And on that note I would like to hand

things off to the mission head with this

historic expedition,

Lead Astronaut Sarah Elliot

Sorry if we only have time

for a couple of questions.

You know what it's like

the night before a trip

Scott Hubbard, Aerospace Times.

Miss Elliot,

how does is feel to sacrifice?

The next four years of your life

It's not a sacrifice

It's an opportunity

I feel... I feel humbled

excited and greatful for the chance

to be a pioneer

Miss Elliot aren't you scared?

Given the history, given the dangers?

Of course

I'm scared that I might let the mission

down in some way

I was taught that people who took

risks with out fear were brave

or far braver those who

take risk despite their fear

Courage is fear that has said it's prayers

T minus ten, nine, eight...

seven, six, five, four...

three, two, one, zero.

Ignition. Launch.

Stand by for docking

to Mars transfer vehicle

Shuttle speed is good.

Watch your drift Sarah.


Not yet, not yet.

Mounted manual grip.

- Let's go, come on!

- Let's go.


You okay?

Yeah I'm fine

Sarah, can I have a word?

What's up?

Show it to me

We can't just turn the

mission around correct?

Doctor, how is she doing anyway?

You mean besides from being mortified?

She is fine

Oh this is a disaster

Nathaniel, she's due shortly after

they arrive.

We need to get out in front of this

An astronaut behaved irresponsibly and

NASA will make a decision what

to do as soon as the baby is born

- Decision about what?

- About when to bring them back

Tom, this is a bigger issue here

Subjecting a foetus to zero gravity

during it's entire gestation

It's unchartered territory

We don't go to press

we keep this internal for now

we need to gather more information

What are you saying?

I'm saying we go short term contingency

we have Dr Loh deliver the baby on Mars

we keep this quite

we wait this out

Sarah may have behaved irresponsibly

but she's no longer just an astronaut...

and it's not just a genesis decision

She is...

A mother now..

It's her decision too.

Push push push

Well done. Take a deep breath, here we go.

Push push push..

Okay, good

Keep breathing. You're doing great.

One final push.

- Take a deep breath.

Is he okay?

Well done..

He looks good.

Sarah? Sarah? Pulse zero?

Her heart rate's dropping.

Push two milligrams of lorazepam.

Take it easy.

- She is still not responding.

- Give her 20 milligrams.

Come on, Sarah, breathe.

- How long?

- Thirty minutes without a heartbeat.

Stop. Stop CPR.

She's gone. She's gone.

Mr. Shepherd,

are you there?

We lost her.

Okay, here is what we know

2/3 rd less gravity

will alter the child's internal organs

The heart will simply not be conditioned

to have the strength to

pump in the earth's gravity

Bones will be brittle

Probably oversized

The child will never survive

the trip back to earth'

Yeah but Nathaniel in the eyes of the world

Isn't this whole mission East Texas

an experiment? Wouldn't it be forgiven

Tom, this is not a mouse

This is not a monkey

This is a human being

and in the eyes of the world...

The lead astronaut with the

Genesis Mars mission not only got pregnant

but died in child birth...

sentencing a baby to a

motherless existence in outer space,

Imagine the bloody outcry

East Texas runs on

money science good face...

and above all, good PR.

Remember we're talking about a secret

we're talking about a cover up

It will bring the company down.

- Unless...

- Unless what?

Unless we don't cover up we take full

responsibility we face it head on.


I want to on the next mission

As a passenger? Yes

Nathaniel, for the love of God.. Here we go

No, Actually he's right.

There would be no better show of support

Thank you, Alice. Exactly,

Can you imagine their morale right now.

They have just lost their leader.

Nathaniel it is out of the question

And you know it

Am I missing something here?

Doctor, will you enlighten Alice please?


We founded on Mr Sephard's

very first medical

a congenital brain disorder

It's basically benign...

Benign, Unless he wants to go

into outer space and then

I wanna find willing to take that risk

Sorry not happening

So the child remains on Mars?

I don't see any...

We don't have a choice.

Say we come clean

and we loose our financing.

Say we..we..

We give up

everything we fought for

Say we bring everyone home

You've heard the doctor that

the child wouldn't even make the trip

keeping this a secret

saves the company...

which saves East Texas,

which saves the child

So the child remains classified?


I'm sorry. Yes.

Can I bring your car around Mr shepherd?

Entering Stratosphere flight

Entering Atmosphere flight

Approaching outer space

Decrease velocity. Danger. Overspeed

Decrease velocity. Danger.


All perished.


Huh, there you are

Centaur, can you make me a map?

And what is it you like a map of

Gardner Elliot?

A pathway through the ventilation system

from my quarter to the

storage facility on east Texas

And why would you like that information

That's none of your business

It is my business

I'm you best friend

No you are a machine with

Rudimentary artificial intelligence

A machine which I helped to build

That hurts my feelings

You don't have feelings

I do have feelings, I am you best friends

I am your teacher

I am you homie. Hug it out.

Get me a map with ventilation system

Information classified

- I am sorry

- No I am sorry

Information classified.

Gardner, don't, I am your friend

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Allan Loeb

Allan Loeb (born July 25, 1969) is an American screenwriter and film and television producer. He wrote the 2007 film Things We Lost in the Fire and created the 2008 television series New Amsterdam. He wrote the film drama 21, which also was released in 2008. Among his other credits, he wrote and produced The Switch (2010). He also co-wrote Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and wrote The Dilemma (2011), and Just Go with It (2011). He performed a rewrite for the musical Rock of Ages (2012), and the mixed martial arts comedy Here Comes the Boom (2012). more…

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