Disturbed Skies

52 years after the first human colonization of Mars, a rogue smuggler astronaut crash lands his starship. Stranded in the Martian badlands, he meets two men with a deadly condemnation.

  • Carson Knecht
  • Carson Knecht
  • Jason Nevin
  • Carson Knecht
    Key Cast
  • Kaden Krusemark
    Key Cast
  • Jake Probst
    Key Cast
  • Tate Mohlenkamp
    Key Cast
  • Carson Knecht
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Crime, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Carson Knecht
Director Biography - Carson Knecht

Carson Knecht is an independent filmmaker from Martin, South Dakota. From 2019 to 2023, Carson is a student of Dakota State University with a Bachelor's degree in Film and a minor degree in 2D animation. During his time in college, he has done camera work for sports broadcasting and local South Dakota television. Carson is largely influenced by horror and science fiction of the 80s and 90s. His main career goal is to write and direct feature films.

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Director Statement

I find charm and inspiration from simple approaches to big ideas. I draw influences from classic science fiction, both high and low budget, as well as old Spaghetti Westerns. The goal of this blend of genres is to illustrate the cyclical motion of time and the human condition.