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Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space

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Airlock, or How To Say Goodbye In Space
Directed byChris Boyle
Produced byLaura Tunstall
Written byMichael Lesslie
StarringMichael Sheen
Steven Waddington
Derek Jacobi
Music byMathieu Ranson
Edited byJerry Chater
Abel and Baker Films
Release date
  • 2007 (2007)
Running time
14 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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Airlock, or How To Say Goodbye In Space is a 2007 short British science fiction film directed by Chris Boyle and starring Michael Sheen, Steven Waddington, and Derek Jacobi.[1]

The film was nominated for the Shine Award at the Bradford International Film Festival 2008.[2]


On Christmas Eve, 1976, NASA astronauts Adam Banton (Sheen) and Carl Ackland (Waddington) are trapped in a capsule, hundreds of miles from Earth. The two pioneers of the Space Race await the call that will determine their survival. As their oxygen dwindles they receive a transmission from their President. It is not what they expect.


  • Michael Sheen - Adam Banton[1]
  • Steven Waddington - Carl Ackland
  • Derek Jacobi - President


Scott Beggs of /Film recommended Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye In Space to viewers of Ad Astra, calling it a "lovely story of imminent death".[3]

Reference list[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space". Michael Sheen Source. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  2. "The Short Film Completion Fund 2007". Archived from the original on 13 May 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2009. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Beggs, Scott (20 September 2019). "Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch When You See 'Ad Astra'". /Film. Retrieved 8 July 2021.

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