added: Fri, Jan 20th '17
Check out the trailer for "Black Holes," a fun, little whimsical animated short that's currently playing at the Sundance Film Festival.
Written and directed by French brothers/artists David Nicolas and Laurent Nicolas -- and created as a proof of concept for a possible TV series, this 13-minute sci-fi animated comedy follows a seasoned astronaut named Dave (voiced by "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Sausage Party" co-director Conrad Vernon), who is about to lead the first space mission to Mars.
David's confidence is, however, shaken when he discovers he's been paired up with a new partner: a creepy talking melon ball (voiced by comic actor Steve Little, of "Eastbound & Down").
The voice cast also includes actor William Fichtner, "Black Holes" producer Lola Delon and "Black Holes" co-creator David Nicolas.
The filmmakers plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign next month to see if they can raise enough money to produce the series themselves. The short film will then serve as the pilot episode.
Dave Nicholson is a distinguished astronaut entrusted with humanity's most important leap into the future -- the conquest of Mars and outer space.
On the eve of Mission Mars Premium, Dave discovers he’s being teamed up with a sentient melon who outshines him in intelligence and charm. Not only a brilliant strategist but also the reincarnation of a fashion designer, the melon encroaches more and more on Dave’s jurisdiction, driving him to the brink of paranoia and insanity.
directed by David Nicolas, Laurent Nicolas
starring Conrad Vernon, Steve Little, William Fichtner, Lola Delon, David Nicolas
release date Sundance, 2017