(See the first trailer for the film above) We are close to finishing the film, no- even closer. Just a little bit more is needed to get us to the finish line.
Hi, I'm Glenn Andreiev, a Long Island based filmmaker and film historian. My late father was a NASA Aeronautics Engineer who helped design the Apollo 11 Lunar Module at the Long Island Grumman facility. My upcoming documentary, LONG ISLAND JOINS THE SPACE RACE, documents, in visual terms, how decades before the internet and modern day technology, Long Island engineers successfully and flawlessly created The Lunar Module and sent men to the moon.
It was often remarked how Grumman was underfunded and that the project of sending Astronauts to the Moon went to the lowest bidder. Long Island may have had the lowest bidder, but the outcome was the most magnificent journey of all time.
My films have played on CNN, Court TV, local theaters, libraries, The Northport VA and the Museum of Modern Art. I am currently an Adjunct Professor for Film at Stony Brook University. I will be teaming with longtime collaborators on this film using state-of-the-art video equipment. Huntington's Cinema Arts Centre plans to show the finished film.
Many services for the film have been donated, lowering our needs for funds. As of October, 2023 the film is almost in "picture lock", where it just becomes an audio and color correcting task. But funds are needed to cover these post production costs.
Updates on the completion of the film will be posted often.
Here is an article about the film from THE SMITHTOWN NEWS-