Nicolás Alcala | 90 min (approx) | Spain | 2012
NORTH AMERICA PREMIERE
PREMIERING THE FIRST 14 MINUTES OF THE FEATURE THE COSMONAUT
The Cosmonaut starts in 1967 when Stas and Andrei (two young friends) arrive to the newly built Star City, where the first cosmonauts trained to go into space, and where a race against the clock to beat the Americans into space takes place.
Stas and Andrei will witness first-hand the political plots, the fights for power and the successes and failures of the Soviet Union in some of the greatest achievements of the 20th century. They will meet Yulia, a communications technician, with whom they will strike up a strong friendship, always close to love but never consummated.
The Cosmonaut is the story of three characters surrounded by events that happened over a fifteen-year period: successes and failures, accidents, conspiracies, favoritism and secret missions. The team of Riot Cinema, one of the youngest ones in Spanish cinema, has spent a year preparing the portrayal of a period that has never been told before, full of unique locations, with meticulous photography, art direction and acting.
Production Credits: Executive Producers: Carola Rodríguez, Bruno Teixidor, Nicolás Alcalá.
Producers: Carla Jovine, Wendy Espinal, Stanislav Tokalov, Miki Ávila
Editor: Carlos Serrano Azcona, Nicolás Alcalá.
Cinematographer: Luis Enrique Carrión.
Costume designer: Margarita Mansilla.
Art director: Vilius Vanagas.
Riot Cinema Collective
Producer, screenwriter and director, being only 25 years old, Nicolás has written the screnplays for several feature length films, directed documentaries, shortfilms and adverts for the company he leads: Riot Cinema Collective.
He likes to call himself a “story-teller”, meaning that no matter the medium, the important thing is to engage an audience. Hs latest and more ambitious project, The Cosmonaut, is a transmedia project with a whole universe created around a feature film.
Praised as one of the most ambitious independent film projects by media like Wired magazine or Film gurus like Peter Broderick, Sheri Candler or Brian Newman, it has already received european innovation awards and it has been featured as a study subject by universities, film and business schools all around the world.