The Astronomer's Sun

Henry, accompanied by his mysterious mechanical bear, visits an abandoned observatory to confront memories of his past and follow his father on a journey into the unknown. A magical journey about relationships and what it means to be human.

  • Peter M Kershaw
    Producer
    20 Ways, Night's Dark Agents
  • David Bunting
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 50 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Director/writer & producer

Peter M Kershaw from Bradford, Yorkshire, is now resident in the American Southwest. He obtained an MFA in creative writing (screenplay) from the Institute of American Indian Arts, (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Peter is an International Award-winning filmmaker. He started out writing for television in the UK. Became a writer/director and producer for the broadcaster, ITV. Moved to New Mexico where he continued to write award winning short films. While teaching Cinematic Arts he obtained an MFA in Screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), in Santa Fe. As an alumni of a college with a strong Native American ethos for ways of exploring story and storytelling, his writing merges this tradition with his own background steeped in European Independent Filmmaking.

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Director Statement

Peter was the producer on The Astronomer's Sun, (TAS).

"I have always had a love for animation. For story, characters, and topics within imagination that can be explored in this form in ways live-action doesn't."

Following obtaining an MFA in screenwriting, I have been developing, with some of the same team as on The Astronomer's Sun, an environmental screenplay for the animation story, BEAR SONG.

BEAR SONG is a present day Watership Down for Bears.

As a full-length feature BEAR SONG builds upon themes found in the short, TAS. We are now hoping through festival screenings of TAS to reach out to find producers or agents interested in our new animation screenplay BEAR SONG.