Writer and director Paxton Farrar’s 20-minute film, STARRY NIGHT, makes its online premiere on Sloan Science & Film. Farrar is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; he receved a Sloan production grant to make the film. Set in Washington State, it centers on a teenage girl eager to leave town to pursue astronomy. Farrar has written a feature-length script of STARRY NIGHT, which is in development.

STARRY NIGHT won the Audience Award at the Seattle Shorts Film Festival, and the Best Student Short for a film longer than ten minutes at the RAW Science Film Festival. It is now available to stream in full, and will be added to the fall edition of the Science & Film Teacher’s Guide which makes 50 short films available for classroom use.