A mockumentary web series about space travel is on the radar for May 3rd, 2018 — which is this week! The web series is titled, My Astronaut.
The season will consist of eight episodes in season one. It will premiere once a week on YouTube and Vimeo every Thursday. We (The Daily Fandom) got a sneak peek at the first episode. What we can tell you is… it’s 12-minutes of pure goodness.
The Synopsis of My Astronaut
Micah wants to be with Maggie… but, Maggie wants to go to Mars. Can their love survive her one-way ticket to another planet? In this eight-episode mockumentary web series, it answers the question of what one dim-witted boyfriend does to keep his girlfriend from leaving to another planet.
This could make or break their relationship and Micah just won’t let that happen. The trailer is currently out and the pilot is almost here. The series contains comedian Scott Adsit from 30 Rock, Sarah Stiles from Get Shorty, and Pia Glenn from The Opposition with Jordan Klepper in the supporting roles.
Season one of My Astronaut begins with two filmmakers arriving to profile Maggie Placek (Magdalena Waz). Maggie is an underdog candidate for a civilian mission to Mars. They soon find that her boyfriend, Micah Pevsner (Micah Paisner) might hold the key to a story far more interesting. And, more compelling than a simple 30-second candidate bio.
The series was shot in three out of five New York City boroughs. The team took advantage of everything the city had to offer including iconic locations (Staten Island Ferry, Columbia University, and more!)
The Masterminds Behind My Astronaut
BJ Downs who is the cinematographer and VFX designer My Astronaut. Inspired at an early age from sci-fi films, he quickly developed an affinity for the visual arts. Micah Paisner is a Los Angeles based screenwriter from Chicago originally. Micah has always been interested in comedy and after graduating from Lawrence University, he enrolled in a sketch program in Chicago.
Magdalena Waz moved from Kraków to many places in between and landed in Los Angeles. A writer, editor whose articles, essays, and fiction pieces have appeared in many journals to date. Nick Weiss-Richmond is a Los Angeles based writer, director, and editor coming from Boston originally. Molly Mayor from 2017 is a recent project Nick has completed which was an official selected at more than a handful of Film Festivals.
What Are You Waiting For?
You can find My Astronaut on social media, they have an official website too — and hang out for their premiere this week. You won’t want to miss it!