SXSW Red Carpet: Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission

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If I recall correctly, I covered a total of nine red carpet premiere events at SXSW Film Festival this year. By far my favorite event was the red carpet for the locally produced documentary Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission, which took place on Sunday afternoon, March 14, at the Paramount Theatre. On display were some special items from his space travel collection, including a spacesuit and an actual Sputnik.

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Man on a Mission received two audience awards at this year's SXSW Film Festival -- Excellence in Poster Design and Feature Film Spotlight Premiere. Produced by Brady Dial and directed by Mike Woolf (both pictured above), the documentary focuses on Garriott, who spent $30 million to travel in space to the International Space Station. The central message of this documentary is to inspire viewers to pursue and make dreams a reality.

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The film crew of Man on a Mission joined Richard Garriott and his girlfriend Latitia on the red carpet. Standing left to right: Editor Catie Cacci, Richard Garriott, Laetitia Pichot de Cayeux, producer Karen Yates and post-production crew Brandon Thomas. Kneeling left to right: Graphic designer Michael Anderson, Beef and Pie Productions staffer Patrick Riester, and director of photography Andrew Yates.

If you're interested in the film, check out my other features:

More photos from the red carpet can be viewed on Slackerwood's Flickr page.

[Photo credits: Paramount Marquee; Brady Dial and Mike Woolf; Richard Garriott with Man on a Mission crew, by Debbie Cerda]