MARS, the feature-length animated film from Geoff Marslett, premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival last march. Reviewed here by SciFi Squad's John Gholson, MARS is about a group of astronauts (Mark Duplass, Zoe Simpson, Paul Gordon) sent to Mars by the President of the United States of America (Kinky Friedman) to aid a robot sent by the European Space Administration. With inquisitive reporters, shallow television personalities, questionable commanders, and allergic Russians watching them from Earth, the astronauts encounter love, laughter, depression and danger as they journey towards the red planet.

I talked to writer/director Geoff Marslett about the film's animation, problems that come with being an unknown independent filmmaker, and how MARS uses science fiction to tell a story about romantic exploration.
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