One week before shooting, when all the tickets were purchased and all the reservations made, the co-producer had to withdraw. Further investments could be used to buy merchandising items in the film's online store. This way, the audience not only will be allowed, but also encouraged by the producers themselves, to create new versions of the film and other derivative works. Stas and Andrei will witness first-hand the political plots, the fights for power and the successes and failures of the in some of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. It premiered in May 2013. The behind this decision is to allow the user to choose the format he wants to watch the movie.
A great quantity of and web based media dedicated articles to the film, between them some of the most influential blogs of Spain. After the reading of Poetics for Cosmonauts, the script changed to its present form. These developments increase the project approach and infrastructure, keeping its previous features, but, in general, taking them a step further. .
In the same way, the people in charge of the movie have designed a special presentation in cinemas to encourage people to go the theaters. Regarding private investment, it keeps the same operational system, but the owned profits per invested money ratio vary depending on the project stage. The object of the event was to simulate a moon landing in downtown Madrid, and it had a remarkable attendance, even some of the passers-by joined the performance. The project's dossier mentions specifically the names of and his main cinematographer, , , , and , among others.
The project has suffered more noticeable changes in its distribution channels and in the final completion of the project. They will meet Yulia, a communications technician, with whom they will strike up a strong friendship, always close to love but never consummated. Different particularities have been adopted for each release window, taking each mean into account, but making some changes in the traditional way of distribution. From an initial investment of 100 euros, a contributor can own a percentage of the film's profits.
It was organized as a mass event to promote the film; during two days 29 and 30 June , nine bands belonging to the scene of played in front of an audience that, according to the organization, reached 400 people between the two days, with the emerging filmmaker as the. A desperate campaign was then launched requesting the community to help save the movie. We can also find among these the Spanish edition of Cahiers du Cinema. Even though the new three-staged model in which the first stage would be the first year of the project keeps crowdfunding and private investment as funding means, their role in the project varies: economically, crowdfunding carries less weight than in the first draft of the project. Each series of content will show its own perspective of a story included in the film. Throughout the time it was developed, the main plot core underwent a lot of changes, although some key elements remained through all the process, mainly the principal plot element the return of an astronaut to Earth after a long trip to the Moon.
The same happened on the film website. While it was a mild economic failure, the organizers of the concert ascribe the subsequent promotional success of the movie and the later peak of sales in the online store to the festival, and, therefore, consider it a success. The first feature-length project of Riot Cinema Collective is notable for its use of and license in its production. Nevertheless, its use is kept due to the weight such a completely developed infrastructure has in keeping and strengthening a fan community. With such a huge success, the possibility of investing was kept during the entirety of shooting. Following the steps of such as or , The Cosmonaut will be a transmedia project with ramifications in different fields.
There are many links especially to Andrei Tarkovsky's body of work either thematically the main themes of the films of memory, lost love, and reality , or plot-related the film's two main characters, Andrei and Stas Arsenievich, share Andrei Tarkovsky's name and patronymic, respectively. It also happened to celebrate the achievement of 2000 producers of the film. Producers, regardless of their monetary participation in the film, form part of Programme K, a social group in which they can relate between each other, follow the development of the film, and take advantage of special perks and draws for Programme K members. It is planned to make a series of , mobile content, or even an , among others. The for the short film started in October—November 2008.
This tour of screenings will not replace the traditional screening in cinemas, but it will be done at the same time. Some examples of this include the digital version of , the daily newspaper with the biggest print run in the country, or , one of the most visited blogs in. A streaming window was created so the investors could watch the shooting they had made possible live. The main coverage of the project, however, came through the Internet.
The fictional Program K, whose icon is one of the main images used in the project's promotion, and which also gives its name to the virtual community of producers of the film, is based on the real Soviet projects that attempted to place a Soviet cosmonaut on the Moon. Regarding distribution, the new plan's objective is the simultaneous premiere in all release windows. It provides the project with some developments. As the film is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, the users will be able to download, lend, re-cut or use the film footage in any way they wish. The concert, held in Madrid in the Sala Heineken, wasn't able to fill the seating capacity of the concert hall, mainly due to schedule hardships the concert was held in the middle of a working week, and at the end of the month , and the organization's inexperience.