Entertainment, Tech

Space-based film studios are coming soon

Up, up, and away.

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Feb 25, 2022

In 2024, a film studio will be launched into space. Shooting sequences in space in front of a green screen could very soon become a thing of the past in the near future. The SEE-1 studio module, which will be attached to a new commercial space station, was developed by the same company that is co-producing Tom Cruise‘s forthcoming space film.



Space Entertainment Enterprise (SEE), which is co-producing Tom Cruise’s forthcoming space film with Doug Liman, has announced plans to build a TV and film studio, as well as a streaming video studio and a sports arena, in space, with an opening date set for late 2024.


SEE-1, the world’s first microgravity film, television, sport, and entertainment production and broadcast module, will be installed on the Axiom Station, a commercial space station being developed by Axiom Space that would attach to the current International Space Station before orbiting on its own.


The module’s goals include hosting film, television, music, and sports events, as well as artists, producers, and creatives who wish to create content in a low-orbit microgravity environment, as well as content development, production, recording, broadcasting, and live-streaming. SEE also plans to create its own material and events for the module and make them available to others.


Elena and Dmitry Lesnevsky, who are co-producing Cruise’s first ever Hollywood motion picture shot in space, co-founded SEE. Former HBO, Endemol, and Viacom executives, as well as the NYC-based investment firm GH Partners, are among its partners, consultants, and advisors. The company is currently in talks with investors and commercial partners about the concept, and a new round of funding is expected soon.


Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky shared:


“SEE-1 is an incredible opportunity for humanity to move into a different realm and start an exciting new chapter in space. It will provide a unique, and accessible home for boundless entertainment possibilities in a venue packed with innovative infrastructure which will unleash a new world of creativity. With worldwide leader Axiom Space building this cutting-edge, revolutionary facility, SEE-1 will provide not only the first but also the supreme quality space structure enabling the expansion of the two trillion-dollar global entertainment industry into low-Earth orbit.”


SEE-1 is set to launch in December 2024, at the start of Axiom Station’s on-orbit assembly. The studio module will account for one-fifth of the station’s overall volume when the station’s initial configuration is completed and it’ll be ready to separate from the ISS in 2028.


In other news, NASA is turning Space Station into private travel destination and Jeff Bezos plans to open a space hotel.


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