s p a c e

Calgary 2010, 4:00, Dir: Caitlind r.c. Brown

This experimental short is, in the words of writer-director Caitlind r.c. Brown, “a frustrated love story about astronauts and rocket ships, spaces between people, and the human desire for closeness.” While simple and spare in its style, s p a c e’s evocative imagery and sound score by Wayne Garrett coalesce to permit Brown’s multiple levels of meaning play. Black and white Super 8 and high definition video were combined to achieve the look of the piece. John Frosst and Elaine Shandro play the astronaut couple “stretching out the window and into outer space, where they face the conflict between love and adventure, home and beyond, happiness and the quest of the unreachable. Where are we going? And how will we know when we get there?” The closing image of a nebula suggests that an uncertain answer to these questions can be a beautiful thing.

Caitlind r.c. Brown

Caitlind r.c. Brown is a new media artist, filmmaker, social photographer and radio DJ living in and broadcasting from Calgary, Alberta. She admits she’s obsessed with celluloid, experimental cinema, doomed love stories and old junk. A recent graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, she now lives in the Arbour Lake School house and volunteers for as many film-related organizations as she can. It’s her intention to be an astronaut someday.