Kevin Margo‘s beautifully crafted and imagined short film Grounded, is assuredly a labor of love. Margo tackles this cryptic sci-fi tale as the writer, director, producer, editor, and co-vfx maestro (in conjunction with Barrett Meeker). Definitely a devotee to his own artistic standards.
Not to say that Margo was a one man crew, but impressive nonetheless (haha). More official info can be read as follows:
“One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. GROUNDED is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.
Conceived and created by Kevin Margo, VFX industry veteran and CG supervisor at acclaimed blur studio, in collaboration with Barrett Meeker, this short film represents an investigation into the live action medium as a more intimate and efficient vehicle for realizing visions and ideas of a personal nature…an expression with greater immediacy, purity, and volume typically absent in an all CG approach.”
Stream the entire Grounded experience down below!