SYNOPSIS: Painting the Way to the Moon is a 54 minute HD feature documentary about Princeton mathematician Ed Belbruno. In the 1980's, Ed worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab by day and made space-inspired paintings by night. In his free time, Ed became obsessed with figuring out a new way of space travel, and over five years he toiled to find a solution. But it wasn't until he turned to his oil paints and canvas that he made his breakthrough.
MUSIC: Jazz artist, Jon Irabagon (Composer) contributed much of Painting the Way to the Moon's music, including the main theme song which he composed for the film. Jon is the winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition and has performed extensively as both a sideman and as a leader in an ever-expanding range of projects, from the most straight ahead to the most searching. His latest album Outright! Unhinged has received positive reviews and praise from critics and fans.
FUNDING: Painting the Way to the Moon was financed by the producers and a successful Kickstarter campaign with 323 fans of the film.