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William Eubank (2011)

12A Certificate


Our Score
William Eubank's ambitious small-scale sci-fi epic is a call to arms for low-budget film-making, but comes up short for anyone familiar with Kubrick's 2001: a Space Odyssey or Duncan Jones's Moon. Originally conceived as a series of music videos for a concept album by Angels and Airwaves, it soon took on a life of its own, with the songs demoted to soundtrack status. After a beautiful but confusing opening during the American Civil War, the story moves forward in time, up in altitude and out in scope, as astronaut Gunner Wright contemplates his very lonely existence after communications are cut between Earth and his international space station. Eubank's restricted set (built on his parents' driveway) and set-up are promising, and, in an impressive one-man show, Wright convincingly shoulders his character's gradual shift from isolation to breakdown. But Eubank's increasingly transcendental slant betrays the restrictions of his budget and the spliced-in advice from talking heads jars with the cluttered elegance of the station's interior, as it begins to meld with the astronaut's consciousness. It's definitely worth a look, but it also leaves a feeling of disappointment for what could have been.


An astronaut on board the international space station loses all contact with Earth. He struggles to maintain his sanity in the face of complete isolation and the prospect of dying alone as his life support begins to fail, only to make a strange discovery on board the vessel. Sci-fi drama, starring Gunner Wright and Corey Richardson.

Cast & Crew

Captain Lee Miller Gunner Wright
General McLain Corey Richardson
Captain Lee Briggs Bradley Horne
Director William Eubank

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: High Fliers / Blue DolphinGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Sep 2012