A little robot born on Mars. The introverted scientist who created it. A meta-fictional "found footage" re-telling of NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission as a story of outcast people and forgotten technology, about wondrous things struggling for attention in busy worlds.
The film is comprised of one long take and actual material from the surface of Mars. All effects were created analogue.
This short is part of the omnibus feature ORBIT(FILM), produced by Mark Elijah Rosenberg (Rooftop Films) and Mike Plante (Cinemad), a collaborative project in which different artists used a mix of NASA footage and new material to tell stories about our solar system.
Directed - Mark Elijah Rosenberg Produced - Danielle DiGiacomo Photographed - Kitao Sakurai Starring - Alan Benditt & Stephanie Skaff Special thanks - Eastern Effects (http://www.easterneffects.com) & Brower Propulsion Laboratories (http://www.stevenbrower.com)
Rooftop Films and Cinemad present a collaborative, feature-length omnibus movie about our solar system where every planet is represented by a short film. Each film is made by a different acclaimed filmmaker/artist, who deals with the science of outer space through creative and emotional storytelling and visual poetry. Some or all of the original source material will come from NASA footage, reinterpreted by each filmmaker to make a portrait of the respective planet.
Filmmakers include: Brent Hoff, Ben Coonley, Jessica Oreck, Mike Plante, Brian Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Kelly Sears, Bill Brown, Travis Wilkerson, Deborah Stratman, Brent Green and more.
Teaser by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
Teaser music by Parts & Labor (partsandlabor.net)