Screening preview: Dead Astronaut

This is part of a series of posts from the filmmakers previewing the different films that will be screened at Portsmouth Short Film Night.

This post is from Mike Costello, about his film “Dead Astronaut”:

Still from "Dead Astronaut"Mike Costello is a 25 year old filmmaker originally from New Jersey, currently living with his fiancee in Deerfield, New Hampshire. He is a graduate from the New York Film Academy, with a strong style of directing and a dark sense of humor. He is currently working on a new short horror film that will be shot in New Hampshire and New Jersey this summer.

Dead Astronaut is the result of budgeting issues. After underestimating the budget required for his thesis film, in an act of desperation, with less than a month to prep a new project, Mike Costello cooked up the first draft of the shoe-string budgeted bloodbath that is Dead Astronaut in one night. The film heavily draws inspiration from the original Evil Dead and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and was shot in one day.

Come to Portsmouth Short Film Night on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00pm in The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH to see this and the other great short films being screened!

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