Observatory Blues

Fernando Music, a handless writer of erotic science-fiction, inadvertently predicts, in precise detail, our discovery of extraterrestrial life. This is the story of an expanding universe, in which all things grow apart, and in which Fernando still has no hands.

Starring Tom Schiller (Saturday Night Live) and Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy, BoJack Horseman, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and narrated by Academy Award nominee Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Also featuring the voice of Academy Award nominee Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Better Call Saul).

  • Eric Paschal Johnson
    Director
  • Conor Dooley
    Director
  • Eric Paschal Johnson
    Writer
  • Conor Dooley
    Writer
  • Tom Schiller
    Key Cast
    Saturday Night Live, Nothing Lasts Forever
  • Amy Sedaris
    Key Cast
    Strangers with Candy, BoJack Horseman, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Ana Fabrega
    Key Cast
    Portlandia
  • Jo Firestone
    Key Cast
    The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • Casey Jost
    Key Cast
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Eric Johnson, Sr.
    Key Cast
  • Lucian Julianelle
    Key Cast
  • Hugo Guinness
    Key Cast
    Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Michael McKean
    Key Cast
    This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Better Call Saul
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Eric Paschal Johnson, Conor Dooley

Eric Paschal Johnson studied filmmaking under Kevin Jerome Everson at the University of Virginia. His first two short films both earned Vimeo Staff Picks in 2018. When he isn't restoring and decorating his 19th century home in Richmond, VA, he's trying to put together his next film.

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