A Mars-Bound Astronaut Risks Everything for the Future in Others Will Follow

By Cheryl Eddy on at

Andrew Finch’s Others Will Follow is about a mission to Mars gone awry, but this isn’t The Martian. There are no alien potatoes, and no jokes about space pirates—just a lonely astronaut reflecting on his fate, and deciding to risk it all to send one last inspirational message back to Earth.

The story is very simple—but the special effects are very cool and give the astronaut’s last act real emotional impact. You can check out a making-of video to learn more about those. [Short of the Week]