In a dusty town at the edge of the world, the men of a small community begin to vanish, one by one. Theories about their whereabouts swirl through the ether as their wives and teenaged children wait for their return.

Don't Come Back From the Moon

Drama | SCI FI & Fantasy | 2019

Cast

Rashida Jones, James Franco, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Alyssa Elle Steinacker, Robert Scott Crane, Cheyenne Haynes, Hale Lytle, Zackary Arthur

Synopsis

Mickey, a wayward teenager living on the fringe of the California Desert, is filled with angst. His father has disappeared. One by one other men also vanish from his decaying working class town. One man props open the door to his bar and leaves a note. “I’m going to the moon,” it reads. “I took the cash.”

Mickey tries to escape the bleakness of life by causing trouble with his friends but his rage becomes too much to contain. His rash choices leave him careening towards damaging consequences. Would a budding love relationship be enough to save him?

The lure of just giving up and running away is palpable. Mickey, like his father, face the decision to resist or to heed the call of “heading to the moon.”

Producers

Jay Davis, Lauren Hoekstra

Director

Bruce Thierry Cheung


Winner, Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Teen Actress Young Artist Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Feature Film and Best Editing of a Feature Narrative Woodstock Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Best Feature Film and Best Cinematography in a Feature Southampton International Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Special Jury Prize for Directing Los Angeles Film Festival, 2017