In the short comedy Russian Roulette, Lucy is chatting online one night when she is paired up with a cosmonaut stationed alone on an orbiting telescope. And talking to him, she feels a little less alone in the universe.


Director Ben Aston filmed Russian Roulette for less than £50 while on pre-production for another film. Using astronaut Chris Hadfield as an inspiration, Ashton worked with screenwriter Oli Fenton to create this sweet and funny short about a lonely Londoner and a cosmonaut cruising the Internet in search of breasts.

To see how the low-budget space set came together, watch the making-of video below. That awe-inspiring view of Earth at night? It's just a poster tacked to a black sheet.

[via Short of the Week]


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