exploring the uniting power of the Earth from space

In 2015, to mark the launch of the UN’s new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 59 Productions produced a short film with Richard Curtis in association with the Global Poverty Project, the United Nations and NASA.

The film explored the idea that the best way for us to ensure the future safety of the planet is to consider the whole Earth as our collective home. Drawing on interviews with past and current astronauts, the film uses material from NASA’s extensive archive to show the Earth as viewed from space over the course of the last fifty years. Form this unique viewpoint, the film explores what global unity might look like, and what it might hope to achieve.

Broadcast world wide as part of the coverage of the Global Citizen festival in Central Park, Home was also screened to world leaders in the United Nations General Assembly.


Creative Directors

Mark Grimmer
Leo Warner

Written by

Mark Grimmer and Richard Curtis


Mark Grimmer


Joseph Pierce

Assistant Producer

Akhila Krishnan


Nicol Scott

Additional Animation

Jesse Richards

Digital Post Producer

James Long

Sound Design and Mix

Gareth Fry


Steven Price


Jack McGinity

Sound Recordist

Ian Humphries

Archive Research

Christopher Riley

Voice Over Artist

Valene Kane

Additional Voiceover


With thanks to

Commander Scott Kelly
Ed Cooper Clarke
Polly Mallinson
Frances Simpson Allen
Rebecca Collis
Christchurch Studios, Bristol

With thanks to

Nicole Stott
Aleksei Leonov
Frank Borman
Sultan Bin Salman Al Saud
Getty Images
Time Based Arts
The Global Poverty Project

Produced By

The United Nations