Final Transmission

In "Final Transmission,” journey to the edge of existence as we follow astronaut John Marshal, trapped in the cold solitude of a shattered space shuttle, his life hanging by a thread. As he battles for survival, he finds an unlikely lifeline in Mission Control's Mia, whose calming voice brings solace in the face of impending doom.

  • Mario Jaar
  • Mario Jaar
  • Mario Jaar
  • Charlie Fent
    Key Cast
    "John Marshall"
  • Erenaroonie
    Key Cast
  • Erik Thiesen
    Key Cast
    "Spaceship voice"
  • Austin Keith
    First Assistant Director
  • Mario Jaar
  • Nima Ansari
  • James Corrigan
    Music Composer
  • Dawson Zavala
    Boom Operator
  • Tyler Zimmick
    Opening CGI Shot
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 8, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Director Biography - Mario Jaar

I was raised in Honduras, a beautiful country in the heart of Central America. Relocating to Texas in 2014, it took time for me to adapt to a new country, language, and culture. Cinema became a crucial outlet, offering comfort and inspiration as I faced personal challenges. Later, in 2016, I embarked on a self-taught journey in filmmaking. This early passion has evolved into a dedicated pursuit, driven by the goal of sharing emotional narratives and leaving a positive impact on the world through the art of film.

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Director Statement

"Final Transmission" is a passion project born during a family road trip to Austin, Texas. The story was inspired by my own fears and worries about my meaning, my worth, and my legacy. As the Director, Writer, and Producer, I faced challenges as a result of the ambitious premise, including building the set in my garage with zero budget. Despite the hurdles, my unwavering dedication turned the ambitious script into reality. The story weaves together the emotions, experiences, and dreams that have shaped me, and through the lens, I aim to share a piece of my world with the audience.