Behind the scenes
The Purple Plain is a short film inspired by the Mercury 13, the first American women who tested for space flight.
Director: Kim Albright
Writer: Avril E. Russell
Producers: Catherine Vetere & Chi Thai
An elderly woman recalls her childhood dreams. All her life she has wanted to touch the sky, but when space flight becomes a reality and the stars beckon, this determined young pilot will reach further than ever before. Held down by the limitations of society, gravity is the least of her problems. Whilst the free world celebrates the Mercury Men, she is tested in secret. Overcoming her inner demons gives her the strength to own her convictions.
BFI London Film Festival 2016
Atlanta Film Festival 2017
Cinema At The Edge 2017
Scinema International Science Festival 2017
Imagine Science Film Festival 2017
Underwire Film Festival 2017
London Short Film Festival 2018
Best Director, Scinema International Science Festival 2017