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Cosmic Fling

Directed by Jonathan Langager

Director Biography

Jonathan Langager (Director) is a Student Academy Award winning filmmaker and USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus. His short film “Josephine and the Roach,” has won numerous festival awards as well as Student Emmys for Best Short Comedy and Best Director, the USC Faculty Award for Best Director, and a Student Academy Award in the Narrative Category. It has received the Charles and Lucille King Foundation finishing funds, and the ASC Heritage award for cinematographer Damian Horan. Jonathan recently wrote and directed the short film “Penelope in the Treehouse” for Disney Channel’s online platforms. Currently, he works as a screenwriter, creating fanciful tales for the likes of Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. He is represented by Alex Hertzberg at Atlas Media and Greg Pedicin at Gersh.

Key Credits

Director: Jonathan Langager

Screenwriters: Jonathan Langager, Ali Scher

Producer: Christian Hall

Co-Producer: Sam Koji Hale

Executive Producer: Heather Henson

Director of Photography: Damian Horan

Production Designer: Fon Davis

Composer: Jordan Seigel

VFX Supervisor: Ben Kadie

Puppeteers: Phillip Huber, Christine Papalexis

Key Cast: Josh Fadem, Caitlin McGee

Production Companies: Handmade Puppet Dreams, Two Independent Eyes Productions Inc.

In Partnership with: SHIFT Creative Fund

Director's Statement

"Cosmic Fling" is a space movie for the unheroic. The inadequate. The lonely. It's a space movie for those who aimed for the stars - and then settled for a minimum wage job on a deserted asteroid. It's for those who dare to dream of love...even as she rides a comet across the far side of the solar system. "Cosmic Fling" is my way of telling these lost souls that you can break free. You can find love. You can live happily ever after...or at the very least, until you asphyxiate in the cold vacuum of space.