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Linoleum Colin West

When a satellite falls from the sky, Cameron (Jim Gaffigan) finds his life upended. A strange newcomer threatens his job as the host of a quaint children’s science show at the local television station, while his family life begins to crumble. His steely wife Erin (RheaSeehorn) attempts to guide their wayward daughter, grow her own career, and deal with her husband’s increasingly bizarre behavior. Meanwhile, Cameron steadfastly ignores the series of odd events and mysterious individuals in his small hometown as he obsessively builds a rocket ship from the satellite debris, chasing a childhood dream. This quirky, sweet film leads to unexpected places, unfolding into a profound meditation on love as Cameron searches for meaning and adventure amongst the stars.

CREDITS

Director Colin West
Writer Colin West
Producers Chadd Harbold, Dennis Masel, Chad Simpson
Editor Keara Burton
Cinematographer Ed Wu
Music Mark Hadley
Principal Cast Rhea Seehorn, Tony Shalhoub, Katelyn Nacon

SCIENTIFIC SUBJECTS

 Astronomy

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