400 Days

Synopsis: "400 Days" centers on four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew's mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation after all.
Director(s): Matt Osterman
  1 nomination.
91 min

I don't care. It's so cool.

- Alright, what's the 411

on the power situation?

- Solar ray looks OK, we've got

22% efficiency with 4000 watt megs.

- And the O2?

- Good, 21%.

- Alrighty, let's get

this party started.

Current weather conditions look good,

- Everyone is secure and accounted for?

- Yes sir.

- Life systems?

- Good to go.

- Medical?

- Go

- Engineering?

- Go!

Roger that.

- You can pre start.

- Well, I got BPS.

- You are on internal power. Over.

- Yes, sir.

T minus 10... 9...

8... 7...

6... 5...

4... 3...

2... 1...


And liftoff!

All engines look good.

Getting roaming...

Altitude is right on mark.

All systems look good.

- Velocity 32,000 feet per

second down range 1800 miles.

Initiate separation

Warning! Separation failure

Payload still attached

- It says the detach button, it

must not have unhinged itself.

Maybe it's stuck.

- Failure to drop it will

result in complete disintegration



Um... Bug, what's our speed?

Mark 1.9

What if we adjust our pinch 2 degrees

to expose the shroud to the mainstream?

- Are you sure? I... I don't know if

that's gonna be enough to shake it off.

...or velocity down to the point

where we all die a miserable death.

- Mission control, permission to

adjust star one pitch 2 degrees.

Permission granted.

Adjusting pitch

Separation achieved.

Crisis averted.

Exiting Earth's

atmosphere in 3... 2... 1..


You passed your first test.

Go ahead, get yourselves

situated in your bunks,

you'll find that I have left each

of you with a little parting gift.

I'll talk to you

tomorrow at 10:
00 hours.

Mission control out.

It's so clinical.

I guess we're home.

Thank you, Walter!

Are you doing Ok?

Yeah, fine.

- When Nikki and I split up, I used

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Matt Osterman

Matt Osterman is an American independent filmmaker who was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also known for his work writing and directing the films Ghost from the Machine and 400 Days. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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