Sam, a low-level astronaut orbiting a distant planet, spends his days bonding with 'Buddy,' a low-tech software companion ... until disaster strikes and the obsolete program refuses to boot up. Rather than face the vast nothingness of space without Buddy, Sam ventures down to a nearby planet where a beautiful technician - with unexpected similarities to Buddy - provides temporary companionship.
- Semi-finalist prize winner in the 2012 AV Club Parameter Short Film Contest.
- Official Selection for 2013 Zero Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
- Official Selection for 2013 College Town Film Festival (multiple cities nationwide)
- Official Selection for 2013 Independent Filmmakers Showcase (Beverly Hills, CA)
A semi-finalist prize winner in the 2012 AV Club Parameter Short Film Contest, in which all entering films include a set of 6 required parameters and a choice of 3 from 9 optional parameters.
We chose to include all 15:
- Your film may not be a spoof of TV or film. (It is not a spoof of anything!)
- Your film must feature the sound of a popping bottle, but the bottle must be off screen.
- Your film must be in color, and use only original music.
- Your film must contain the line, “Wait a minute… the answer will come to me”.
- Your film’s main character may be boring at the beginning, but not at the end.
- A character must comb or brush his/her hair.
- Your film must feature a character coming to an important relation, but not about a romantic relationship.
- Your film must feature the director in a Hitchcock-like cameo (or larger role).
- If your film features any astronauts, all characters must be astronauts.
- Your film must feature an animal (may be stuffed).
- Your film must end with an explosion, metaphorical or literal.
- Your film must feature one character referring to another as “Homeslice”.
- Your film must feature a character playing a video game at some point.
- Your film’s main character must experience some kind of change.
- Set must contain a rotary phone that figures into the action in some way.
The films also had to deal with “an escape from everyday existence.”