In Space They Can Hear You Howl

During a scene in Gravity Sandra Bullock’s character, radioing for help from a Russian space capsule, makes contact with a male voice speaking in a foreign language who can’t understand her Mayday call.

That conversation, interrupted by a barking dog and a crying baby, has inspired a 7-minute short film of the terrestrial side of the exchange by Jonas Cuaron, son of director Alfonso Cuaron, who co-wrote Gravity with his father.

The companion piece, titled Aningaaq, was envisioned as bonus material for the Blu-Ray release of the movie, says The Hollywood Reporter, but after festival screenings at Venice and Telluride the studio has submitted it for Oscar consideration in the live-action short category.

If this YouTube file gets taken down, the Hollywood Reporter article includes its own copy of the video.

[Via Craig Miller.]