L5: First City In Space (1996)

L5: First City In Space
Type Short Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 0hr 40mins.
Genres Drama, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Animated
Keywords live-action, short
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Colin Fox Actor The Scientist-Grandfather 1 1000001
Rachel Walker Actor Chieko Mori 1 1000002
Denis Akiyama Actor Yoshio Mori 1 1000003
Genevieve Langlois Actor Genevieve Mori 1 1000004
Martha Henry Narrator Narration 120790 1000005
Toni Myers Director n/a 2 2000001
Allan Kroeker Director live-action director 2 2000002
Toni Myers Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jonathan Barker Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Graeme Ferguson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Toni Myers Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Andrew Kitzanuk Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Noel Archambault Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Toni Myers Editor n/a 172 7000001
Micky Erbe Composer music composer 120836 8000001
Maribeth Solomon Composer music composer 120836 8000002
Stephen Roloff Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pat Rawlings Consultant science consultant 120784 12000001
Peter Thillaye Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Noel Archambault Other stereographer 120795 26000001
Pat Rawlings Other L5 and spacecraft designer 120795 26000002
Set 100 years in the future, "L5: First City In Space" follows a seven-year-old girl named Chieko as she discovers the wonders of the city in which she lives with her father and mother--from self-contained farms and gardens to laboratories and factories; from schools and playgrounds to a state-of-the-art docking bay for space ships and probes. In flashback, Chieko recounts the earliest days of the space city and describes the perilous quest to capture a new water supply for its expanding population. Chieko relates the story of her grandfather, the city's chief scientist, and how he launched a plan to obtain water from a planet passing the planet Jupiter. What follows is the recreation of her father's treacherous journey across the vast solar system to reroute the comet and then return safely to L5.