Breaking into internet orbit just in time to commemorate the 49th anniversary of cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky’s near on 5 days of solo space flight, John Merizalde’s Waltz for One is the claustrophobic story of a lone astronaut on an endurance mission is forced to cope with an intrusive force which threatens to derail the operation.
I was tipped off to the piece by co-writer/producer and DN alumni Takashi Doscher, who also let slip that the team managed to bring this lonesome space story to screen for the very earth-bound budget of $700. I could say that’s a stellar accomplishment, but I’m already pushing the space puns to breaking point.
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle