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
Maribeth Solomon Composer music composer 120836 8000002
Micky Erbe Composer music composer 120836 8000001
Toni Myers Editor n/a 172 7000001
Noel Archambault Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
Stephen Roloff Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Pat Rawlings Consultant science consultant 120784 12000001
Pat Rawlings Other L5 and spacecraft designer 120795 26000002
Noel Archambault Other stereographer 120795 26000001
Peter Thillaye Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Andrew Kitzanuk Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Toni Myers Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Martha Henry Narrator Narration 120790 1000005
Genevieve Langlois Actor Genevieve Mori 1 1000004
Denis Akiyama Actor Yoshio Mori 1 1000003
Rachel Walker Actor Chieko Mori 1 1000002
Toni Myers Director n/a 2 2000001
Allan Kroeker Director live-action director 2 2000002
Graeme Ferguson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Jonathan Barker Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Toni Myers Producer n/a 3 3000001
Colin Fox Actor The Scientist-Grandfather 1 1000001
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.