I’m not familiar with Erik Wernquist, but I’ll certainly be looking into his other projects after writing this post!
This short film takes a Carl Sagan quote, from Pale Blue Dot (a book you must read) and expands it into a cinematic adventure. As the opening caption states, each location depicted is based on actual locations in the solar system.
When one discusses the future of space travel, one inevitably is asked “Why?”. Why spend millions, or perhaps billions, risking human lives and spending countless hours to simply explore? Why does it matter if we get to the Earth’s Moon, Mars, or Europa?
For a perfectly succinct and eloquent answer I suggest you turn to this video and quote that only the late, great Carl Sagan could deliver.