Watch: Mark Buchanan's Rocket Launch Short 'Boldly Gone' in Full
"So much space, so little time." As always, it's nice to come across a short film that puts you in a good mood by the end. Boldly Gone is a short written & directed by Mark Buchanan that has been playing on the film festival circuit most of last year. It's finally online in full (running time of 12 minutes) for free and it's worth watching if you've ever built your own rocket from scratch (I remember building one in middle school and at Cub Scouts back when). The film is about two estranged brothers who try to figure out how to launch a rocket with their father's ashes into space. It reminds me of October Sky, with Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer Hickam, who builds his own model rockets while Wernher von Braun is working on the Apollo program.
Description from Vimeo: Boldly Gone is the tale of two estranged brothers who come together to launch their father's ashes into space. Boldly Gone is a short film written & directed by Mark Buchanan. It first premiered in 2014 and has played at TIFF, SXSW, the Edinburgh Film Festival, and LA Shorts Fest. Starring Sean Biggerstaff (The Harry Potter Series), Dimitri Leonidas (The Monuments Men) and Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century). A Glasgow native, Mark graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in 2005. Based in London since 2007, he continues to direct projects spanning short drama, music video, and documentary. For more updates follow him on his official website. What did you think?