Gravity is a global sensation. People are literally losing their minds over the film. It’s got massive buzz and has collected around half a billion world wide, last time I checked.
The film’s unique premise and striking visual effects are sure to drive it into Oscar category. Well, now we have another Oscar contender that is directly related to Gravity.
Jonas Cuaron, Alfonso Cuaron’s son and co-writer, wrote and directed a short film that ties into Gravity titled Aningaaq.
The short was filmed “guerrilla style” on location on a budget of about $100,000 — most of which went toward the 10-person crew’s travel costs — and Cuaron completed it in time to meld the dialogue into Gravity’s final sound mix. The result is a seamless conversation between Aningaaq and Ryan, stranded 200 miles above him, the twin stories of isolated human survival providing thematic cohesion. Still, Jonas says he was careful “to make it a piece that could stand on its own.”