Sci-fi is not a film genre that is visited by a lot of queer filmmakers but award-winning director Layke Anderson’s short movie depicts a restless man who makes the decision to join the first colony on Mars. With most of the piece revolving around the discussion to leave with his partner, this is a personal drama on a cosmic scale as the couple try to reconcile the idea that not only is he dissatisfied with his life, but also with his planet.
Starring Alexis Gregory and Ricky Nixon, the film has been selected to play in the What Makes a Man a Man? shorts program at the BFI Flare LGBTQ Film Festival at London’s Southbank on Saturday 30th March 2019. Proving yet once again that small can so often be beautiful.