After her long, arduous training, our young Apprentice is now a fully fledged Master of cosmic origins, exploring an alien planet rich with water and life. But something familiar crosses her mind. Memories from her training, and Rosetta’s historic journey to catch a comet. She returns to the archives.

Once again, ESA and Fish Ladder/Platige Image blur the lines between science fiction and science fact in this epilogue to their award-winning 2014 short film, Ambition, which portrayed the scientific questions and technical challenges, and above all, the human determination that make exploration of the Universe such a compelling theme.

The epilogue is directed by Maciej Jackiewicz and stars Aisling Franciosi (The Fall, Game of Thrones).


A Fish Ladder/Platige Image & European Space Agency Production

Concept/creative strategy: Fish Ladder

Director/edit: Maciej Jackiewicz

Director of photography: Mateusz Skalski

Cast: Aisling Franciosi

Story: Maciej Jackiewicz, Jan Pomierny, Tobiasz Piątkowski

Creative producer: Jan Pomierny

Producer: Marta Staniszewska

Executive producer: Mark McCaughrean (ESA)

Set production: Beata Pych

First assistant director/set manager: Jakub Kędzierski

First assistant camera: Piotr Twardowski

Focus puller: Seweryn Kukliński

Steadicam operator: Jarosław Wierzbicki

Steadicam assistant: Sławomir Wierzbicki

Camera equipment: MX35

Gaffer: Rafał Okyne

Lighting crew: Heliograf

Lighting equipment: Heliograf

Set decoration: Rafał Rusin

Costume designer: Paula Dudziak

Hair & make-up: Agnieszka Wilk

Set duty: Daniel & Licho (Yellowóz)

Catering on set/generator/wardrobe: Robert Piszczatowski

Drivers: Bogdan Manowski, Andrzej Kornowski

VFX supervisor: Maciej Jackiewicz

Layout artist: Dominik Wawrzyniak

VFX artists: Seweryn Czarnecki, Andrzej Przydatek, Tomasz Przydatek, Waldemar Woźniak, Sylwester Lipiński, Benjamin Mcallister

Music: “Porcelain” written & performed by snowbird, from the album “moon” (Bella Union P&C 2013)

Sound producer: Sylwia Szczepankiewicz (Juice)

Sound design & mix: Kuba Pietrzak (Juice)

Digital intermediate: Piotr Dutkiewicz

Special thanks: Kampinos National Park, Poland, The Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland, Mattias Malmer, Simon Raymonde, Grzegorz Nizio, Łukasz Alwast, Pedro Russo

Copyright: European Space Agency (2016)