Sci-Fi Comedy, 2K, 15 Min.

Director: Marta Masferrer
Writer: Raven Burnett

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For farmer Earl McKnutt, life is pretty predictable. You wake up when its light; you go to sleep when its dark and in between you do the chores. If you’re lucky, nothing ever changes.

Earl’s predictable life takes an unpredictable turn when a mysterious object crash-lands in his backyard. Together with his estranged and childlike brother Joel, the two go to investigate and in short order find themselves sifting through the remains of an exploded cow, fending off government agents and ultimately discovering the secret behind the mysterious object that has formed an enormous crater in their backyard.

By the end of the night, Earl realizes that maybe a little mystery can be a good thing and a little adventure can keep you young at heart.

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Awards & Festivals


Best Film
Columbia University Film Festival, NYC 2012
(Student Selects)

Best Screenplay
Porto7 International Short Film Festival, Portugal 2012

Best Cinematography
HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood, CA 2012

Best Music in a Live-Action Short Film (Nominated)
Jerry Goldsmith Awards, Spain 2012

Special HollyShorts-NociCinema Award
NociCortinFestival, Italy 2012

Audience Award
Cortópolis Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Madrid, Spain 2013

Rating: Highly recommended
FBW Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung, Wiesbaden, Germany

3rd Place (Student Competition)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2012

Jury Prize for Excellence
Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest, Boston, MA 2013

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Audience Award
Love Your Shorts Film Festival, Sanford, FL 2013

Best Screenplay (Nominated)
Best Comedy (Nominated)
Best Production Design (Nominated)
Malta International TV Short Film Festival 2012


Columbia University Film Festival (USA) 2012
Cannes Short Film Corner (France) 2012
Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca (Spain) 2012
Porto7 International Short Film Festival (Portugal) 2012
Jerry Goldsmith Awards (Spain), 2012
Imagine Science Film Festival (Ireland) 2012
Bangkok International Student Film Festival (Thailand) 2012
HollyShorts Film Festival (USA) 2012
Fandana Film Festival (USA) 2012
Malta International TV Short Film Festival (Malta) 2012
DC Shorts (USA) 2012
BuSho Budapest Short International Film Festival (Hungary) 2012
Heartland Film Festival (USA) 2012
LA Femme International Film Festival (USA) 2012
Hof International Film Festival (Germany) 2012
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (USA) 2012
Molodist International Film Festival (Ukraine) 2012
Love Your Shorts Film Festival (USA) 2013
Austin Film Society ShortCase @ SXSW (USA) 2013
Landshut Short Film Festival (Germany) 2013
International Film Festival Wuerzburg (Germany) 2013
Cortópolis Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Madrid (Spain) 2013
Maremetraggio (Italy) 2013
Nocturna International Fantasy Film Festival, Madrid (Spain) 2013
Open Air Film Festival Weiterstadt (Germany) 2013



Zenon Zeleniuch
Wray Crawford
Melissa D. Brown
Tina Balthazar


Produced by: Alex Weimer, Esther Friedrich, Marta Masferrer
Executive Producer: Marianne Walzer
Co-Producers: Paul Knaus, Chelsea Kujawa, Violet Lally
Directed by: Marta Masferrer
Written by: Raven Burnett
Directors of Photography: Xiaosu Han, Andreas Thalhammer
Production Design: Marcus LaPorte
Film Edited by: Marta Masferrer
Music by: Adrian Sieber
Production Sound Mixer: Steven DeGenarro
Sound Design: Matthias Husemann
Re-Recording Mixer: Eric Horstmann
Visual Effects Supervisor: Moritz Bock
Casting by: Vicky Boone


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FFA German Federal Film Board
Columbia University Film Program Finishing Fund


Rotor Film


Music Recording Session

VFX Breakdown


Coming soon!