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Film Credits

Written and Directed by
Kevin Michael Kertscher

Edited by
Aaron Vega

Music Composed by
Jessica Locke

Narrated by
Joe Morton

Story Editing by
Tricia Reidy

Animation by
Adam Starr, Zone 5 Pictures

Created by
Mike Hill
David Stawick

Co-Producer
Mark Purushotham

Associate Producer
Eleanor Cordi

Technical Consultants
Andrew Chaikin
Alan Anders
Mike Gentry
Roger Launius

Assistant Editors
Lauren Goldrich
Lis Smith

Production Assistant
Carl Simmons

Online Editor
Michael A. Dawson, Tango Pix

Sound Design and Mix
Greg McCleary, Heartpunch Studios

Additional Sound Design
Rikk Desgres, Pinehurst Pictures and Sound

Sound Editing by
Rikk Desgres
Ben O'Brien

Narration Recording
Juice West

Music Performed by
Jessica Locke
David Ramsay
Drew Allison

Music Engineered by
Robert Pride

Archival Photo Animation
Ed Joyce, The Frame Shop
Rikk Desgres, Pinehurst Pictures and Sound

Archival Film Transfers
Interface Video

Interview Transcriptions
Nancy Kertscher
Sonja White

NASA Archives Support
Mike Gentry
Benny Cheney
Gail Frere

National Archives Research
Michael Dolan

Russian Translation
Lyuba Frenkel, Shreiber Translations

Russian Voiceover
Sarah Fraunfelder

Post Production Facilities
Pinehurst Pictures and Sound
Sydney Emmet Post
Zone 5 Pictures
Aztec Sound
Tango Pix

Footage and Photos Courtesy of
NASA
Novosti
Abamedia
Getty Images
Corbis Motion
Spacecraft Films
National Geographic
F.I.L.M. Archives Inc.
The Associated Press
BBC Motion Gallery
BuyoutFootage.com
Producers Library Service
Simon Carroll Archive, Timelapse Stars
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Video Tape Library
Bill and Valerie Anders
Frank and Susan Borman
James and Marilyn Lovell
The National Archives

Special Thanks
Alex and Pamela Drought
Joe and Amy Ruzecki
Robert and Susan Jasse
Kurt Worden and Gloria Bailyn
Greg, Emmet and Sydney White
John Rule, Rule Broadcast Systems
Mark Gray, Spacecraft Films
Bob Zimmerman
Thomas P. Stafford
Rita Wilson
Dave King
David Low

Army Navy Club of Washington
Lovells of Lake Forest Restaurant

Paul Grove, WEDU Tampa

Very Special Thanks
Kate Fraunfelder Kertscher
Jack Hyland Kertscher
Robert and Nancy Kertscher
Jack and Barbara Fraunfelder
Apollo 8 Crew
Mary Weeks

WTTW Chicago:
Fran Harth
Randy King
Parke Richeson
Tom Peth
Chip Fry

"Prepare for Launch"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Race with Russia"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Technical Difficulties"
composed by Jessica Locke
performed by David Ramsay

"Apollo 8 Main Theme"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Apollo 8 Main Theme Fr. Horn Solo"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Apollo 8 Main Theme Viola Solo"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"George Low's Idea"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"First Broadcast from the Moon"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Tierra Del Fuego"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Chased by S4B"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Translunar Injection"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Worried Wives"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Peace Love & Guns"
composed by Jessica Locke
performed by J. Locke, Dave Ramsay

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
arranged and performed by Jessica Locke

"Moving Heart"
arranged and performed by Jessica Locke

"To the Moon?"
composed by Jessica Locke
performed by J. Locke, David Ramsay

"In Lunar Orbit!"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Dark Side of the Moon"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Tales from the Vienna Woods"
composed by Johann Strauss
performed by Jessica Locke

"Sea of Tranquility"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Genesis"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Apollo 8 Theme Splashdown Finale"
composed and performed by Jessica Locke

"Shinkicker Hoedown"
composed and performed by David Ramsay

"Astronaut Rock"
composed and performed by David Ramsay

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
by Patti Paige
Courtesy of Sony BMG

"Remember Me"
composed and performed by Drew Allison & David Ramsay
Stillpoint Studios

For Kate and Jack

For
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Post Production
Greg Shea
Glenn Fukushima

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Mark Adler

Business Manager
John Van Hagen

Legal
Jay Fialkov
Maureen Jordan

Project Administration
Sherene Ing
Vanessa Ruiz
Rebekah Suggs

Online
Joseph Bunik
Nancy Farrell
Ravi Jain
Li Wei

Director, New Media
Maria Daniels

Publicity
Susan Trabucchi
Daphne B. Noyes
Johanna Baker
Lauren Prestileo

Series Editor
Susan Bellows

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A Co-production of WTTW/Chicago and Indigo Studios, Inc. for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

©2005 Indigo Studios, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

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