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Jose Hernandez and Director Alejandra Marquez Abella Talks A Million Miles Away

NEWS x MUSE Michael Sandoval talks with Jose Hernandez and Director Alejandra Marquez Abella about the new film out now on Prime Video, A Million Miles Away.

Inspired by the real-life story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández, A Million Miles Away follows him on a decades-long journey, from a rural village in Michoacán, Mexico, to more than 200 miles above the Earth in the International Space Station. With the support of his family, José’s drive & determination culminates in the opportunity to achieve his seemingly impossible goal.

Jose Hernandez is an accomplished astronaut and son of proud migrant farm workers who defied the odds to reach for the stars. Jose’s remarkable journey exemplifies perseverance and determination. Inspired by a passion for space exploration, he overcame challenges, including financial constraints, language barriers and 12 NASA rejections to fulfill the unimaginable – becoming an astronaut. Jose served as the flight engineer on the STS-128 shuttle mission, contributing to the construction of the International Space Station in 2017. Today, he inspires aspiring astronauts and new generations to dream big, especially within the Hispanic community.

Marquez Abella is a prominent and celebrated Mexican filmmaker, leading the charge for a new generation whose work sheds light on stories of resilience and empowerment. Inspired by her own experiences, Alejandra’s films capture the strength of individuals who overcome obstacles, serving as a source of inspiration for marginalized communities. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Alejandra has written and directed for TV, contributing to HBO’s Savage Detectives and directing two episodes of Netflix’s Narcos: México. Her work in film includes Semana Santa (2015), Las Niñas Bien(2018), and Amazon Prime’s Northern Skies Over Empty Space – all captivating stories that have established her as a trailblazer, redefining the cinematic landscape with each project she undertakes.

Watch A Million Miles Away on Prime Video today by visiting the link here https://amzn.to/3sYFBCL

Hannah Fletcher

Since the age of three, Hannah was confident that she was passionate about pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With humility, God, and a driven demeanor- Hannah is pursuing a fruitful career as a host, by utilizing her BFA in Acting and her love for spreading positivity to the public. Hannah is grateful to be located in Beverly Hills, as she is able to pursue her career by the grace of God and the support of her loving parents and family.

Michael Sandoval

Michael Sandoval is the Founder and Executive Producer of MUSE TV, as well as the Producer of NEWS x MUSE, Destination: The Theme Park Travel Show, and he is the Co-Executive Producer of "Hey Han" with Executive Producer and host, Hannah Fletcher. MUSE TV originated as a website covering music and entertainment news in 2012. The company has expanded to YouTube, as well as having its own podcast. One decade later, the MUSE TV Network now exists on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Sandoval grew up in East Los Angeles, having graduated from Don Bosco Technical Institute. He began his journalism career in junior college where he wrote for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Star News, covering high school sports. Michael then continued his education at Cal State University, Fullerton in which he worked at KTLA as a production assistant for Kurt the Cyberguy. His journalism career eventually led to the transition into the realm of professional sports- specializing in marketing, sales, event planning and public relations with the National Hockey League, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Dodgers. Michael later crafted a hybrid of his journalism career, combined with his newfound marketing skills to create not only the MUSE TV as a news outlet, but also the MUSE TV Internship Program. This program exists with the mission to help develop the next generation of journalists.

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