Mischa Rozema’s Stardust

Stardust is PostPanic director Mischa Rozema’s haunting love letter to loss, exploration, and Voyager 1. When I was a kid, I thought that Voyager’s golden record – which makes a cameo here – was simply incredible. I still do.

A PostPanic Production

Written & directed by Mischa Rozema

Produced by Jules Tervoort

VFX Supervisor: Ivor Goldberg
Associate VFX Supervisor: Chris Staves
Senior digital artists: Matthijs Joor, Jeroen Aerts
Digital artists: Marti Pujol, Silke Finger, Mariusz Kolodziejczak, Dieuwer Feldbrugge, Cara To, Jurriën Boogert
Camera & edit: Mischa Rozema
Production: Ania Markham, Annejes van Liempd

Music composition & sound design: Guy Amitai, Pivot Audio
Vocals: Ruben Samama
Flute, alto flute: Noor Kamerbeek
Clarinet, bass-clarinet: Jay Rattman
Bass saxophone, drums: Greg Ritchie
Cello: Amber Docters van Leeuwen

copyright 2013 Post Panic BV

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Elliot Blanchard

/ www.invisiblelightnetwork.com
Elliot Kealoha Blanchard runs Invisible Light Network, a Brooklyn design studio covering everything from broadcast to interactive and experience projects. He also directs short films, and his previous work has appeared in film festivals around the world.


Tom barrett

Now we,re talkin!

Stanley kubrick

It’s a real shame there went no research in the fysics of a collapsing sun. It’s all just vanity and bombast.


Visually stunning…. but not sure what most of this has to do with Voyager’s actual space flight and that incredible moment in science history… too much style over substance… indeed, the gold disk is the only part that rings any truth.


Imma take a stab in the dark and say that the concept of the video has nothing to do with the physics or the voyager mission and serves, rather, as a metaphor. Just a guess though.


I saw it slightly differently, Like the dying star was the destruction and death of a cancerous cell ending everything for us all or in this case for the individual. And I also think its better as a result of its lack of realism with regard to physics.

Roger Gihlemoen

I love this!
The use of focus pull is great!

Michael McKinnon

Isn’t the basis of the film the idea that if the sun should go nova, likely the only evidence humanity ever existed will be Voyageur 1?
Sometime soon Voyageur will leave the heliosphere shortly, if it hasn’t already….

Donovan Delaney

Awsome but our sun wont go supernova, its too small. this video is so good it makes me hate myself

Michael McKinnon

Here’s how Wiki projects the sun’s long-term future:
The Sun does not have enough mass to explode as a supernova. Instead, in about 5 billion years, it will enter a red giant phase. Its outer layers will expand as the hydrogen fuel at the core is consumed and the core will contract and heat up. Hydrogen fusion will continue along a shell surrounding a helium core, which will steadily expand as more helium is produced. Once the core temperature reaches around 100 million kelvin, helium fusion at the core will begin producing carbon, and the Sun will enter the asymptotic giant branch phase.[41] Following the red giant phase, intense thermal pulsations will cause the Sun to throw off its outer layers, forming a planetary nebula. The only object that will remain after the outer layers are ejected is the extremely hot stellar core, which will slowly cool and fade as a white dwarf over many billions of years. This stellar evolution scenario is typical of low- to medium-mass stars.

So, no nova. But this description does seem pretty consistent with Rogoza’s film….


Stunning. Great work!

denis k


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