Original Title: Edge of Apollo Spanish Title: English Title: Edge of Apollo Year and month of production: 2018 Length: 11 minutes Production country: Canada Genre: Fiction Language: English Subtitles: No subtitles Trailer (link): https://vimeo.com/266717164 Web: Facebook:
Alex is a young boy who has an obsession with space, and after watching the launch of Apollo 11, dreams that he too can someday go to space. Growing up in mid-western America in the 60s, Alex has been raised Catholic and taught to believe in God and heaven. He is learning, growing, and trying to understand, and has questions about where space goes and where heaven is. These questions become even more complicated when Alex overhears his mother, Paula, talking about an illness that has been previously hidden from Alex. Due to her developing illness, Paula's own faith has begun to waiver, and she struggles to hide her deteriorating health from her son as well as answer his questions that she doesn't know how to answer for herself. As the story unfolds Alex becomes increasingly disorientated between the reality of what is happening and his dreams, blurring his sense of hope and bewilderment of the possibilities of space exploration.
Marcus Hann is a 22 year old student residing in Vancouver, BC. Marcus graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BFA in Film Production in the Spring of 2018, and is constantly working to hone his abilities as a filmmaker. Marcus has has a primary focus on cinematography, however he has also worked to gain experience in every aspect of the filmmaking process. In 2016 he co-wrote, shot, and edited Seldom Looked Upon, a short film will SFU Colleague David Avelino. Seldom Looked upon went on to receive a finalist spot at LA Cinefest, and screened as part of a Canadian Shorts Program at Vancouver Asian Film Festival, also receiving a Best Canadian Short nomination. In 2017 Marcus also completed Cephei, another student short that had some local recognition.