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A 15-minute family drama in which an unlikely bond is forged between a lonely boy and an elderly man claiming to be a former astronaut. Together, they transform a vintage vacuum cleaner into a rocketship for a surprising journey. The film is inspired by the rocketship sculptures of artist David Random. ROCKETSHIP is an Official Selection of the Mill Valley Film Festival sponsored by the California Film Institute, Dances With Films (Los Angeles), Boston Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, SNOB Film Festival, Louisville’s Festival of Films, Northampton International Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Coney Island Film Festival, Knoxville Film Festival, ITVFest, Cincinnati Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Monadnock International Film Festival, and the Cleveland International Film Festival, where it was named one the CIFF’s 20 Must See Films out of 345 films (180 features and 165 shorts) screened over 12 days. The CIFF review said, “It’s magical. It’s epic. The little boy who plays the lead is fantastic.” ROCKETSHIP won the 2015 Online New England Film Festival and is being featured inflight on Virgin Airlines worldwide. (more…)