Vacuity (2012)

2012 | Science Fiction | Short Film

Shortly after a major disaster aboard the space station, astronaut finds himself trapped in the airlock/escape pod, with a torn space suit, and the room rapidly decompressing. With his attempts to force the airlock's door open failing, and only minutes left, Alan must make the choice of living to see his family again or sacrificing himself to save the lives of his stranded crew.

"[Vacuity is] worth the very meager amount of time it asks of you...It's pretty killer that a sparse 13-minute film with an '$80' set can tell 10 times the story of the Transformers movies." -

"Without a Hollywood budget to go on, the film is enough to keep the interest levels high and Matzur clearly has the film making minerals to deliver such a simple and effective story." -

"A simple dilemma...given a breathtaking sci-fi makeover--impressive considering the whole short takes place in one small airlock. A-" -

"A great snapshot of what it means to be human." -

Winner - Tracy Awards 2011
Winner - Celtx Seeds 2012
Official - Minicon 48 2013
Official - Synesthesia 2014
Official - Portland Sci-Fi 2014
Daily Short - 2014
Winner - TCIF3 2014

Directed by Michael Matzur. Starring: Michael Steppe, Chellie Newman, Troy William Dunn

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