The Backward Astronomer

If you found a door to the moon,
would you keep it to yourself?

 

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The Backward Astronomer is an animated short by Jake Nelson

 

Looking backward.

A privileged, young man falls in love with a wealthy woman and together they lead reckless lives of opulence in New York City. That is, until he finds something better...

 
 

Screenings

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New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival
Chitose city, Hokkaido, JAPAN
2nd to 5th November, 2018
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Winchester film festival
winchester, uk
3rd to 10 November, 2018
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Animation chico
Chico, california, usa
8th December, 2018
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2ANNAs
riga, latvia
28 November to 2nd december, 2018
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bogoshorts
bogota, columbia
4th to 11th december, 2018
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More to be announced.

PAST: 

Rhode island international film festival
providence, Rhode island, USA
7th august, 2018
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palm springs INTERNATIONAL animation FESTIVAL
Palm springs, ca, usa
24th to 26th August, 2018
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Pixelatl International Festival
Cuernavaca, Mexico
4th to 8th september, 2018
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animasyros
syros island, cyclades, greece
26th to 30th september, 2018
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Lund fantastisk film festival
lund, sweden
27th september to 6th october, 2018
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Austin Film Festival
Austin, Texas, USA
27TH and 29th October, 2018
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Credits

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Directed & Animated by
Jake Nelson
 

Written by
Jade Shames
 

Voice by
Todd Field
 

Soundtrack by
Jesse PerlsteinJade Shames

DI/Finishing by
Harbor Picture Company
 

Post Producers
Sheila Lobo & Kevin Vale
 

Color by
Roman Hankewycz & Frederick Agyemang


Voice-over recording by
James Curwood


Audio finishing by
Sound Lounge


Audio Post Producer
Rob Browning


Audio mixing by
Steve "Major" Giammaria


Additional vocals by
Lee Cahill


Special thanks to
Angelica Allen
Kat Thek
Cem Kurtulus
Darcey Steinke
Mary Crosse