The Astronot an Official Selection in Feature Film at The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards


The Astronot feature film is an Official Selection at the The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards in the UK. The film follows the life of Daniel McKovsky in Central Oregon from boyhood to adulthood from the 1940s to the ’60s. Daniel’s father was a pilot during World War II. Ever since he was a kid, Daniel had a fascination with flight & the possibility of space flight in particular. There was no such during the forties, but his imagination was triggered by Buck Rogers novels of the decade previous & his own curiosity. He’d look at the moon at night; sometimes it looked so big and close. Surely humankind would be able to visit it at some point. By the time Daniel was an adult, NASA had kicked off Project Mercury; their first space flight program. Now his childhood dreams were becoming a reality. President Kennedy challenged the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the 60s. How Daniel longed to become an astronaut. Yet he was such a homebody, he rarely left his hometown, let alone the planet. Still he followed the space race avidly & gazed up at the stars each night. It was the life of The Astronot.