David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto, Jabbar Raisani, James Frey, Usher and a host of other creative talents have come together to create “Black Knight Decoded,” an action-packed, first-of-its-kind short film produced by Levity Entertainment Group (LEG) and Pepsi. “Black Knight Decoded” imagines a rich fictional narrative around what some people believe is a very real entity, the Black Knight satellite. The film, which features an original track, “Miracles,” from Usher, tells a story of a father (Oyelowo), his daughter (played by Layla Crawford) and his co-conspirator (Pinto) on their quest to decode radio signals transmitted from the Black Knight satellite. As they struggle to respond before the government shuts down their mission, the group relies on support from communities around the world to come together to communicate universal messages of hope, unity and peace. Those communities across Australia, China, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, United Arab Emirates, the United States and Vietnam were filmed from cameras on the ground as well as UrtheCast’s cameras (a ultra High-Definition video system) aboard the International Space Station.
“‘Black Knight Decoded’ is an ambitious project that marries an all-star cast, innovative use of the UrtheCast technology and unprecedented consumer participation,” said Kristin Patrick, senior vice president of Global Brand Development, PepsiCo Global Beverage Group. “The result is an inspiring, one-of-a-kind film that was truly co-created with top notch creative film talent and consumers from around the world.”
“Black Knight Decoded” will be available November 17, 2015 on YouTube.com/Pepsi.