Our Mission (to Mars)


by the Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Entrepreneur, Ana Bencomo

MIAMI, FL - Walls, walls, walls! It seems they're everywhere now. They cause the longest shutdown in our country's history and became the topic of endless memes. But long before President Trump promised to build one, there were already invisible walls that divided the business of entertainment. But like the typical science fiction villain, let me lay down some back story and tell you about a place where there are no walls (or, at least not yet): the planet Mars.

Box 1: The Martian

January / February 2019

Sometimes, despite your best effort, things don’t go exactly as planned. Therefore, in honor of our failed mid-January launch and the November 2018 Mars Landing, our Box 1 featured the Story Evolution of The Martian by Andy Weir with the adapted screenplay by Drew Goddard. May it help you reach across the page and lift your own stories beyond the stars!


The Evolution of The Martian

The Evolution of The Martian by Andy Weir, Screenplay by Drew Goddard

by Gloria R. de los Reyes

The Story, Evolved.

Every story has a beginning, middle, and end, right? Well, not if they evolve across and beyond the page into something else: another medium or literary dimension, if you will. And those stories are the ones we like to feature here. How they were written, then, is not as important to us as the way they broke through the walls that surrounded them to cross-over into new worlds, which in today's story is something quite literal, reaching beyond the stars to land squarely ... on Mars.