Asif Kapadia Asif Kapadia is best known and multiply awarded for his “pressure of fame” trio of narrative, archival documentaries: “Senna”, “Amy”, and “Diego Maradona”.
Producer Asif Kapadia, Jack Arbuthnott, Rebecca Gregory-Clarke
Cast Sophie Okonedo, Tobias Menzies
Scriptwriter Asif Kapadia, Nick Abadzis
Sound Stephen Griffiths, Oliver Kadel
Composer Antonio Pinto
Production Company Passion Pictures, Sheep Thief Films
In 1957, a dog named Laika was the sole passenger aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Laika thus became the first living creature to orbit the Earth. How did a small stray dog get caught up in such a pivotal moment in human history? BAFTA and Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia creates an immersive animated virtual reality short that adapts Nick Abadzis’s iconic graphic novel in a way that allows audiences to experience this incredible journey.