mishaps in spacetime

ca. 13', experimental fiction, Germany/Portugal, 2023
- in post-production


A cosmonaut, his spaceship and his inner voices are having difficulties along their spacetravel. Soon they need to decide wether to face the transformative pull of butterfly nebula.

mishaps in spacetime film still 1 mishaps in spacetime film still 2 mishaps in spacetime film still 3 mishaps in spacetime film still 4 Film stills of Mishaps in Spacetime's work in progress


Caio Amado Soares (COSMO)
Joey Steffens (JESSE)


Directors - Caio Amado Soares & Michel Wagenschütz
Writer & Producer - Caio Amado Soares
Director of Photography - Nadja Krüger
Camera Assistance, Lighting - Philipp Fröhlich
Art Direction - Caio Soares, Michel Wagenschütz, Helena Ribas
Costume Design - Michel Wagenschütz
Set Design - Helena Ribas
Sound Recording - Philipp Fröhlich, Deniz Şimşek
Editing - Caio Amado Soares, Michel Wagenschütz

artist's statement

Mishaps in Spacetime is a queer speculative short fiction film about the transformation of a cosmonaut and his spaceship through spacetime.
Inspired by Vilém Flusser's Vampyrotheutis Infernalis, Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea, and Stanislaw Lem's Star Diaries, it combines the topics of gender trouble, self-discovery - and its boundaries, and the fear associated with change/death.

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