This Short Film About A Woman Who Meets A Russian Cosmonaut On Chat Roulette Is Really Sweet

They found love in a hopeless place.

1.Russian Roulette” tells the story of a Londoner named Lucy who goes to a Chat Roulette-esque website (in this case, Talk Roulette) to find companionship.

2. After encountering some questionable characters, she meets Yergey, a Russian cosmonaut who has been manning an orbital telescope up in space alone. And he wants to see her boobs.

Ben Aston

Cool side note: The second creeper she meets is actually the short film’s writer Oli Fenton.

3. In their brief interaction, Lucy learns that loneliness is but a construct, and somewhere out there, the right people, like a certain Russian cosmonaut, are looking back at her.

Russian Roulette / Via vimeo.com

4. Director Ben Aston tells BuzzFeed via email that the short film was inspired by this video of Chris Hadfield, a now-retired Canadian astronaut, showing how tears can’t fall in space.

5. The entire set cost a whopping £50 ($83 USD) to make, and there’s an entire behind-the-scenes video for how the film came together.

Ben Aston

Another cool side note: the actors who play Yergey and Lucy never actually met in person during the filming either. Their parts were filmed two weeks apart.

6. The result is a film that evokes, in the words of Ben Aston, a “nice parallel between emptiness of space and the loneliness one can experience when completely surrounded.”

Ben Aston

7. Watch the whole film here:

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/90733535.

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