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Astronaut

The OKRE Fund supported the producers of the film 'Astronaut' in their process as they experimented with new and exciting ways of developing screen narratives. 'Astronaut' brings together elements of co-creating with a community by using a creative process that is driven by academic-led research.

‘Astronaut’ centres the lived experience of Robyn, a queer woman with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and was borne out of the true life stories of two real people: Toby Mildon and Cathy McNicol.

Robyn is looking to fall in love in time for Christmas, so that she can escape the annual fucked-up family festivities. Believing she’s met the perfect partner and just as she starts to feel grounded, her world is suddenly turned upside-down as she discovers that the laws of gravity no longer apply to her.