Once again, Fish Ladder, Platige Image and ESA blur the lines between science fiction and science fact in their epilogue to the award-winning 2014 short film „Ambition”, as the Rosetta spaceship is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September.

„Ambition – Epilogue”is directed by Maciej Jackiewicz, previously involved in spearheading award-winning productions of Platige Image, such as the „Cyberpunk 2077”and „The Witcher”series trailers. The producers of the film are Marta Staniszewska and Jan Pomierny, both from Fish Ladder, whilst prof. Mark McCaughrean, Senior Science Advisor in ESA remains the executive producer.
The film is a continuation of the collaboration with ESA, that began in 2014 with the highly-acclaimed sci-fi short „Ambition”, directed by Tomek Bagiński, starring Aidan Gillen („Game of Thrones”, „The Dark Knight Rises”) and Aisling Franciosi („Game of Thrones”, „Fallen”). In „Ambition – Epilogue” we see the return of the young Apprentice, as she is now a fully fledged Master of cosmic origins.


Concept/Creative strategy

  • Fish Ladder


Concept/Creative strategy

  • Fish Ladder



  • Maciej Jackiewicz


Director of photography

  • Mateusz Skalski



  • Aisling Franciosi



  • Maciej Jackiewicz
  • Jan Pomierny
  • Tobiasz Piątkowski


Creative Producer

  • Jan Pomierny



  • Marta Staniszewska


Executive Producer

  • Mark McCaughrean (ESA)


Set Production

  • Beata Pych


First Assistant director/Set manager

  • Jakub Kędzierski


First assistant camera

  • Piotr Twardowski


Focus puller

  • Seweryn Kukliński


Steadicam operator

  • Jarosław Wierzbicki


Steadicam assistant

  • Sławomir Wierzbicki


Camera equipmen

  • MX35



  • Rafał Okyne


Lighting crew

  • Heliograf


Lighting equipment

  • Heliograf


Set decoration

  • Rafał Rusin


Costume designer

  • Paula Dudziak


Hair & make-up

  • Agnieszka Wilk


Set duty

  • Daniel & Licho (Yellowóz)


Catering on set/Generator/Wardrobe

  • Robert Piszczatowski



  • Bogdan Manowski
  • Andrzej Kornowski


VFX supervisor

  • Maciej Jackiewicz


Layout artist

  • Dominik Wawrzyniak


VFX artists

  • Seweryn Czarnecki
  • Andrzej Przydatek
  • Tomasz Przydatek
  • Waldemar Woźniak
  • Sylwester Lipiński
  • Benjamin Mcallister



  • Music “Porcelain” written & performed by snowbird,
  • from the album “moon” (Bella Union P&C 2013)


Sound producer

  • Sylwia Szczepankiewicz (Juice)


Sound design & mix

  • Kuba Pietrzak (Juice)


Digital intermediate

  • Piotr Dutkiewicz


Special thanks

  • Kampinos National Park, Poland
  • The Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mattias Malmer
  • Simon Raymonde
  • Grzegorz Nizio
  • Łukasz Alwast
  • Pedro Russo


Copyright European Space Agency (2016)

  • Copyright European Space Agency (2016)
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