Cosmic Adventures

Kent Lasershaft is a superhero for the ages. A defender of the weak and hero of the innocent. He’s also the creation of Kent Edwards, a quiet nerd who finds solace in his fantasy creation: the world of Cosmic Adventures!

But what Kent does not realize is that the biggest threat to his fantasy world is not his fictitious villains, but rather, the hubris of its own creator.

Log line:
Cosmic Adventures is about a young scifi fan and told through the perspective of his heroic avatar.

  • Bailey Poching
  • Bailey Poching
  • Maronui Taimana
  • Kurt Utai-Laurenson
    Key Cast
    "Kent Lasershaft"
  • Bryn Henry
    Key Cast
    "Donna Dangerous"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 23, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 1080p 25
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Bailey Poching

Bailey Poching is a 20-year-old director, actor and comic book nerd who has spent the better part of the last two decades trying to make a movie about a brown superhero. In Cosmic Adventures he has, for the most part, succeeded. As a Samoan/Māori Raised in the cold grey suburbs of West Yorkshire, England, Bailey’s childhood was fraught with identity issues, stemming mostly from a lack of representation in the stories he held so closely. There were no Samoan supermen, no Māori romcoms. With that in mind Bailey geared his career towards telling stories for his people in any way he can. From fantastical space operas to ensemble comedy dramas there’s no ceiling to his ambition, but there is a singular guiding vision: to create a world where his children see themselves on the big screen.

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