Written and Directed by Andrei Severny
Tom is the astronaut who in 2049 goes to the second mission to Mars. He meets the love of his life Maria just a few days before the start of his mission. Going further away from Earth during his challenging and risky mission Tom starts to experience serious psychological difficulties. Close confinement, isolation and inability to remain in touch with Maria make him shutdown communications with the mission control. The enduring test does not finish even upon the return from a 70 million miles journey.
The seven-minute love-story of Tom and Maria is based on a number of real-life cases of dangerous psychological challenges experienced by astronauts on long space missions or researchers staying in remote areas such as Antarctica.
2007 Festival of Cinema and Technology (IFCT), USA
2005 Filmstock Film Festival, UK
2005 Westchester Short Film Festival, USA
2005 Science Film Festival, Hungary
2005 Festival der Nationen, Austria
2005 IFP Buzz Cuts, USA