Private Project

Space Down

Space Down is a feature-length collage film made with amateur footage retrieved on the Internet. It documents the bootstrap of an astronaut community here on Earth who migrates to space in the confines of their homes. The film is a detournement of the COVID-19 lockdowns that renders visible the Earth momentarily as one of the biggest space analogues in history. No MIX, no color correction. Film should be ready july 1st

  • Dominic Gagnon
  • Dominic Gagnon
  • Dominic Gagnon
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • FIlm 900 enr.
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dominic Gagnon

In his ongoing quest to explode the film frame, Dominic Gagnon’s flurry of internet collage films not only cull the lonely, shocking margins of YouTube to captivate us with pixelated self-representations of despair, anger, and survivalism, they also challenge and question the definition of what constitutes cinema.

J.P. Sniadecki, filmmaker and anthropologist.

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Director Statement

Anxiety as rocket fuel, gravity outage, and extreme isolation

Space Down documents a historical moment that would otherwise remain almost imperceptible. It uses collage cinema as a technique for the creation of post-pandemic metaphorical rituals.
The final cut is expected to be released in 2023.