After losing control of his engines, bumbling spaceman Fripp finds himself at the mercy of his spaceship. A thrilling descent through an asteroid belt ensues, after which he finds himself marooned on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Without a working spacecraft, the interstellar time-traveler must dip into the dead planet’s history in order to find a way home.


  • Forest Movie Festival 2015
  • California International Shorts Festival 2014
  • Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2014


Fantastic Planet 2014:
Audience Award – Best Short

California International Shorts Festival 2014:
Best Foreign Short


Fripp: Mark Taylor
Young Couple: Ben Ridgwell & Lelda Kapsis
Little Girl: Leica Quinlan
Kids in Park: Ollie & Scout Jansson
Angry Father: Craig Jansson
Dreadlocked Busker: Nick Major


Writer/Director: Michael Shanks
Producer: Chris Hocking
Co-Producers: Louie McNamara & Michael Shanks
Executive Producers: Nicholas Colla & Craig Jansson
Production Design: Nick Issell
Costume/Props Design: Rowan Wills
Editor/VFX: Michael Shanks
Cinematographer: Edward Goldner
First Assistant Camera: John Maloney
Steadicam Operator: Glenn Clayton
Production Assistant: Jackson McInerney
Rocket Construction: Louie McNamara, Michael Shanks, Nick Issell & Chris Hocking
Composer: Michael Shanks
Additional VFX: Chris Hocking
Matte Painter: Dave Tipper
Sound Designer: Craig Jansson @ The Magic Sound Company
Colourist: CJ Dobson @ Pocket Post
Costume Construction: Rowan Wills @ AusFX
Camera Supplier: Inspiration Rentals
Special Thanks: Cail Young, Pete Wells & Ben Plazzer
Additional Props: The Prop Store

Shot on Location at Heathcote & Yarraville.