A lone astronaut on an endurance mission is forced to cope with an intrusive force which threatens to derail the operation.
During the space race of the 1960's, the Soviets and Americans were at each other's throats, vying for a foothold in galactic exploration. Simultaneous to the superpower's struggle, a wealthy eccentric by the name of Arthur Whitman set out to search for his own stellar glory. His self-financed voyage would see him try to break the record for the longest single-manned space mission, and remain in orbit for 1 week.
This is a story of one man's struggle against the forces of nature, and the more powerful forces that lay within his own psyche.
Directed by John Merizalde (johnmerizalde.com)
Produced by Takashi Doscher (takashidoscher.com)
Cinematography by David Torcivia (davidtorcivia.com)
Released June 19th, 2012 to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the longest solo space flight in history. The record was set by Valery Bykovsky with a total flight time of 4 days and 23 hours.
The entire film was made on a budget of less than $700.