SPACE CADET

By Eric SAN

LES FILMS OUTSIDERS INC. - as PROD

Animation - Development 2016

A modern tale about family and destiny, Space Cadet takes the viewer on a poetic and emotionally-charged journey through time and space, exploring the often understated power of connectivity in our quest for purpose.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eric SAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Mylene CHOLLET
    • Producer(s)
    • Ginette PETIT (Les Films Outsiders), Nathalie BISSONNETTE (Les Films Outsiders)
    • Synopsis
    • GIRL’s lifelong dream is finally coming true: after years of hard work and dedication, the young Space Academy graduate is about to leave on her first mission – a solitary survey of neighboring ecosystems that will allow her to further her career as a promising exobotanist.

      She leaves behind ROBOT, the gentle, dedicated mechanical guardian who raised her and proved instrumental in pursuit of her dream. Now that she’s gone, ROBOT is left only with pointless, empty days… and memories.

      As her journey takes her from one strange planet to the next, GIRL is also flooded with flashbacks of her life with ROBOT – vivid, emotional recollections that shake her to the core. Soon, every new floral specimen she collects triggers a new memory and the ambitious and driven young astronaut suddenly wonders if it was all worth it…

      Meanwhile, ROBOT spends more and more time escaping his purposeless present by revisiting his past, slowly disconnecting from reality. As flashbacks of his life with GIRL start meshing with his memories of a past life with another little girl who yearned for the stars, ROBOT’s failing circuitry will gradually help him understand, and embrace, his own destiny.

      And when overwhelmed by loneliness and regret GIRL rushes back home, she will in turn be forced to embrace her fate… and accept its price.

      A modern tale about family and destiny, Space Cadet takes the viewer on a poetic and emotionally-charged journey through time and space, exploring the often understated power of connectivity in our quest for purpose.
    • Partners & financing
    • Telefilm Canada
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 02, 2015
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 31, 2016
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