Private Project

Earth To Isaac

After a tragedy, a father and son struggle to connect. Looking for answers in the stars, the boy, Isaac, begins searching through his attic for supplies to build an interstellar radio. As Isaac progresses towards his goal, both father and son are forced to confront their mutual loss.

  • Jack Birdsall
    Fighter Kites
  • Jack Birdsall
    Fighter Kites
  • Jesus Campos
    Fighter Kites
  • Cole Keriazakos
    Key Cast
    Electric Dreams, Nelson Bixby Takes On The Whole World
  • Mark Penzien
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Molash
    Director of Photography
    39 Across
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  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Midwest WeirdFest
    Eau Claire, WI
    United States
    March 10, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Chicago Independent Film & TV Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    April 29, 2018
    Chicago Premiere
    Best Student Film
  • Juggernaut Film Festival
    United States
    June 2, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jack Birdsall

Jack Birdsall was born in Huntington, Indiana and raised in Kiev, Ukraine as a child of missionaries. He grew an affinity for films and photography at a young age, raised on Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. He studied film at Northwestern University (class of ’17), where he wrote and directed a number of short films about death and outer space. He is currently based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Director Statement

Earth To Isaac is a film about the end of childhood. This film is an illustration of how I felt about leaving college and becoming a full-blast adult. Isaac's childhood ends sooner than expected, and this film is about his vain attempt to restore it.