ABOUT THE FILM
Zero Gravity is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of middle-school students from San Jose, CA, who compete in a nationwide tournament to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Zero Gravity is an inspiring documentary about education, science, and the next generation that follows the endearing journey of San Jose, CA’s Campbell Middle School robotics team as they compete in the nationwide Zero Robotics competition to code satellites aboard the International Space Station.
Seen primarily through the perspectives of their first-time teacher, Tanner Marcoida, and three of his engaging students, Adrien Engelder, Advik Gonugunta, and Carol Gonzalez, Zero Gravity empowers
these gifted children to use their unique voices to speak on issues ranging from global warming, racism, and bullying, and encourages them to realize their own dreams by reaching for the stars.
Thomas Verrette’s award-winning documentary takes us everywhere, from intimate moments with their families at home to the 4th planet from our sun, all seamlessly interwoven with supporting scientists, including astronauts Cady Coleman, Steve Smith, and Jack Fisher, who performs the students’ incredible achievements in orbit 250 miles above the Earth’s surface.
The result is an uplifting and universal journey for all ages that promotes science and STEAM values through masterful storytelling, empathy, and the triumph of the human spirit.