Production Specs

Production Company: Frame 48

Cast: Jason Tobias, Julia Farino, Thurston Hill, Sean Burgos

Director: Tom Teller

Producer: Michelle Evans

Cinematographer: Nico Aguilar

Editor: Cole Wright

Sound Designer: Gerry Vazquez

Composer: Ryan Stratton

DI Color: Bryan Smaller, Company 3


When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

Icarus is a 20 minute live action science-fiction short film. The film contains over 120 visual effects shots and a 200 track 5.1 surround mix. This project was an exercise in technical R&D in service of a strong short form narrative.

Future online Release Date: October, 2017

The trailer for the film can be viewed above and select stills are featured below. Follow us on social media to locate a festival screening near you.

Festival Acknowledgements:

  • Winner – MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Verna Fields Award in Sound Editing (2017)
  • Winner – Best Student Short Film, Sedona International Film Festival (2017)
  • Winner – Award for Visual Effects, BendFilm Festival (2016)

Official Selections:

  • Watersprite Film Festival (2017) Nominations: Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound Editing, and Original Film Music
  • Capital City Film Festival (2017)
  • Columbus International Film + Video Festival (2017)
  • Ozark Foothills FilmFest (2017)
  • Sioux City International Film Festival (2017)
  • Oneota Film Festival (2017)
  • Taos Shortz Film Fest (2017)
  • Dam Short Film Festival (2017)
  • Sedona International Film Festival (2017)
  • Mecal Pro (2017)
  • Omaha Film Festival (2017)
  • Riverside International Film Festival (2017)
  • MPSE Nomination (2017)
  • Beaufort International Film Festival (2016)
  • BendFilm Festival (2016)
  • Heartland Film Festival (2016) – US Premiere
  • Show Me Shorts Film Festival (2016) – World Premiere