planet b234

Jorge, a father thousands of miles away from his son, creates an alternate world- planet b234- where he can cope with the anxiety, depression, and desperation of being separated from one's child. Geographical barriers are no match for Jorge's fertile imagination, but it comes at the cost of his sanity and the very relationship he's fighting for.

  • Keelie Sheridan
  • Jorge Luna
    The Week Of
  • Keelie Sheridan
  • Jason Friedman-Mendez
    American Marriage, The Secret Nobody Knows, Vinyl Underground, Isle of Fortune
  • Keelie Sheridan
    papa y yoyo
  • Jorge Luna
    The Week Of, Law & Order, papa y yoyo, Angelo
  • Ian Weintraub
    Executive Producer
  • Jorge Luna
    Key Cast
    The Week Of, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Blacklist, All the Beautiful Things
  • Yokko
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Hiroe Kinoshita"
    Tenebrae Lux, MAGOS: An Impossible Door
  • Otto Luna-Caratini
    Key Cast
    The Last Frankenstein
  • Naren Weiss
    Key Cast
    "Steve McBluffer"
    Deception, The Brave, Law & Order: SVU
  • Schann Mobley
    Key Cast
    "Beth Taylor"
    Safe Spaces, Beauty Mark, After Class
  • Judylee Vivier
    Key Cast
    "Dorota Geller"
  • César Dávila-Irizarry
    American Horror Story, CRIME SCENE: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
  • Carlos Iván Márquez
    planet b234
  • Valentin Peter Eisele
    Costume Design
    planet b234
  • Joe Spit
    UCB Comedy Originals, Hindsight
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-fi
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 29, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9/ 1.78:1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Vail Film Festival
    Vail, Colorado
    United States
    September 23, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Ridgefield Independent Film Festival
    Ridgefield, Connecticut
    United States
    October 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • The Lake County Film Festival
    Grayslake, Illinois
    United States
    November 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa, Florida
    United States
    December 2, 2021
    WINNER - Best Escapism Film. Best Feature Film Nominee, Best Feature Director Nominee, Best Feature Screenplay Nominee, Best Cinematography Nominee, Best Editing Nominee, Best Leading Actor Nominee, Best Supporting Actor Nominee, Best Production Design Nominee,
  • Madrid Indie Film Festival
    December 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival
    July 1, 2022
    Official Selection
  • MidWest WeirdFest
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    United States
    March 4, 2022
    WINNER - Best Male Performance/ Official Selection
  • George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
    Florence, Alabama
    United States
    March 3, 2022
    FINALIST/ Official Selection
  • Lighthouse International Film Festival
    Long Beach Island, New Jersey
    United States
    June 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Atlanta Underground Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    August 19, 2022
    WINNER - Best Sci-Fi Feature/ Official Selection
  • San Francisco Latino Film Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    September 29, 2022
    Official Selection
  • LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest
    Puerto Rico
    October 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Aesthetica Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 1, 2022
    Official Selection / Best Feature Film Nominee
  • International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    November 9, 2022
    WINNER - Honorable Mention/ Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Filmhub
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Keelie Sheridan

Keelie Sheridan is a theatre & film-maker, choreographer and educator. As a performer, she competed in the 2009 Irish Dance World Championships and has appeared in world premieres and reprised works by playwrights including Charles Mee, Ben Gassman, Paul Ketchum, Elizabeth Irwin and Mac Wellman. Keelie has been the Producing Artistic Director of NYC-based dance & physical theatre company The Ume Group since August 2016. With The Ume Group, Keelie directed 'by wing, fin, hoof or foot' (2017), a devised physical theatre piece about animal and human migration, for which she received a 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nomination for Outstanding Movement and Choreography. Keelie has co-produced several new works initiatives and festivals, including The Lab at Grace & St. Paul's, UNFIX NYC, The Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative and The Schreiber Shorts, and devised/ directed immersive installations and performance art pieces with Chashama NYC and Creative Time. Most recently, she directed the European premiere of Julia Jarcho's 'Grimly Handsome' in Dublin, Ireland, associate directed Creative Time/ Pedro Reyes/ Meghan Finn's 'Doomocracy' at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and her first feature-length film, planet b234.

Keelie holds a MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and was a 2016 George J Mitchell Scholar, which enabled her to receive a MFA in Directing at Trinity College Dublin/ The Lir Academy. Keelie has taught acting and movement at Brooklyn College, City College of New York, the T. Schreiber Studio, the University of North Alabama, and Union College. She is currently the Artistic Director of the Irish Classical Theatre Company in Buffalo, NY. @keeliesheridan

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Director Statement

planet b234 proudly makes space for Latino male vulnerability- a nearly invisible narrative. I was compelled to make this movie after witnessing actor Jorge Luna (Netflix/ Adam Sandler’s ‘The Week Of’) and his real-life son, Otto Luna-Caratini, wrestle with distance, guilt and the deafening thunder of prolonged-missing. I think turning an eye towards the care and conflict of this father-son relationship pushes stories of complex, intelligent and emotionally available men of color closer to the center of the public eye. The piece is scored by Carlos Iván Márquez and César Dávila-Irizarry ('American Horror Story,' 'CRIME SCENE: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel'), who acutely channel the ache of empty space.