Director: Colin West Run Time: 101 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023
Starring: Amy Hargreaves, Gabriel Rush, Jim Gaffigan, Katelyn Nacon, Rhea Seehorn
Country: United States
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival
Official Selection, 2022 Cleveland International Film Festival
Opening Night Film, 2022 Cinema Columbus Film Festival
Cameron Edwin, the host of a failing children’s science TV show called “Above & Beyond”, has always had aspirations of being an astronaut. After a mysterious space-race era satellite coincidentally falls from space and lands in his backyard, his midlife crisis manifests in a plan to rebuild the machine into his dream rocket.
As his relationships with his wife and daughter start to strain, surreal events begin unfolding around him – a doppelgänger moving into the house next door, a car falling from the sky, and an unusual teenage boy forging a friendship with him. He slowly starts to piece these events together to ultimately reveal that there’s more to his life story than he once thought.
About the filmmaker:
Colin West is an award-winning writer and director from Columbus, Ohio, now based in Los Angeles. His feature films include Double Walker (2021), co-written by and starring Columbus native Sylvie Mix, and Linoleum (2023), which premiered at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival and screened at the 2022 Cinema Columbus Film Festival. His films have screened internationally at BFI London Film Festival, Fantasia, and many others, and his short film We Were Not Made For This World (2016) was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. West also produced the Film Independent sponsored 2019 feature film Survival Skills (2020). He earned a BFA from Ohio State University and an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.See our upcoming films