Vindold was a senior thesis project for the Savannah College of Art and Design. The short film was shot in Iceland, in four days, during the month of February 2019. It was shot with a small crew of seven, including the two actors.
The film recently won "Best Student Short" at VIDI SPACE Film Festival. The film is playing in Reston, VA (outside of Washington DC) on February 22nd as well as is currently being set up for distribution opportunities on VIDI.SPACE's online platform.
Vindold was previously accepted as a Finalist in the NASA Cinespace short film competition. The festival was held in November 2019. Vindold will premier at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, before hitting the road to be part of other selected screenings/film festivals across the country, as well as a feature on NASA TV and even in space at the International Space Station (ISS).
Synopsis: Mission Specialist Laelynn Stewart has been fascinated with the unknown all of her life. The mission to Vindold, the rogue planet that fell into the orbit of our solar system, takes a turn when a strange noise is heard. She argues with Bryson about the potential of the icy planet. A catastrophic storm hits and reveals unearthly secrets.
Purpose: Vindold is meant to capture the beauty and brutalness of mother nature. The two characters underestimate the ruthless storm but make an extraordinary discovery. This story is to make the viewer ponder the endless amount of opportunity the universe has to offer and feel a sense of hope from it.