Award-Winning Short Film is Set on an Exoplanet (This is the entire film; about 8 minutes in length) A new short film called Grounded portrays an astronaut stranded on another planet. The film combines great storytelling with stunning effects, and the visuals are nothing short of convincingly and stunningly real. But the ethereal, dream-like nature of the film is reminiscent of the ending of the movie 2001, so, actually understanding the plot is not what the film is about. Instead it invites unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer, according to the description of the film. In under 8 minutes, the film explores themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations, which is ambitious for a sci-fi genre short. [...] Read More and watch VIDEO (better if you click to expand to full screen - at the end there is a clickable link to a "trailer" and video VFX "breakdowns"