“Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned” director Hannah Berryman has set her latest documentary, about Nasa’s first female spacecraft commander Eileen Collins.
The feature-length doc is based on Collins’ memoir, “Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars,” which was co-written by Collins and Jonathan H. Ward.
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According to the logline, it will focus on “the extraordinary achievements of Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot and command a spacecraft, paving the way for the next generation of female space explorers.”
“Eileen’s journey from an underprivileged childhood in small town America to becoming the first woman to pilot and command a space shuttle is a fascinating one,” said Berryman. “The emotional drama of her family’s tale is just as gripping as the risks the shuttle astronauts like Eileen had to take.”
Collins said: “I am enormously excited to be involved with this film project. It is more than my personal journey through life’s challenges; it also includes the thrill of flying jets, my determination to be an astronaut, commanding the space shuttle, and the many relationships I built along the way.”
Keith Haviland of Haviland Digital (“Last Man on the Moon”) and Natasha Dack Ojumu of Tigerlily (“The Lovers and the Despot”) will produce.
The 90-minute doc is set to be completed this year for a theatrical release in 2025.
Collins and Ward are repped by Gersh.
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