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A captain's infatuation with his ship leaves his lieutenant pining for the planet they left behind. From writer/director Jono Schaferkotter comes a heart-wrenching look at love in outer space. This sci-fi epic is sure to surprise you as it explores a young woman’s relationship with an eccentric captain and his defective spaceship.
The latest short from local filmmaker Jono Schaferkotter is a 15-minute dream circling around the sun; an intimate, existential, space-romance drifting around weightlessly before plummeting into a dramatic crash landing right into the hearts of its spectators. Featuring Jennifer Allcott as the lovely lieutenant and Hamid Nayini as her not-quite-fearless captain, Spaceman reveals how each must struggle with reality and consequently live out a love affair with their head in the clouds. Accompanied by original music from Birds Fled From Me, and Tyler Parkford, this vague, private and lovely cinematic gem screens three nights in a row—all culminating in a full plug and party this Saturday night.
Brian Echon gtweekly.com
In local filmmaker Jono Schaferkotter’s Spaceman, time collapses and reality gets slippery, but one thing remains constant: the dedication to aesthetics. Beautiful shots are the hallmark of this 15-minute sci-fi film. The music, by Tyler Parkford and Rachel Williams, is first-rate.
Traci Hukill metrosantacruz.com
Spaceman is a fanciful vignette of a romantic encounter… Actors Hamid Nayini and Jennifer Allcott make for an appealing couple, and with nicely understated special effects and original music by Tyler Packford and Rachel Williams, Schaferkotter has created a resonant metaphor for the difficulties of feeling out a relationship.
Wallace Baine santacruzsentinel.com