Joseph is an astronaut set to go where no man has gone in the Universe through the Hibernation Program. But something is wrong between him and his instructor Claire. The countdown for the lift-off has begun.

Space travel is a fascination that humans have been dreaming about for decades, and has since then become a drooling topic for Filmmakers. However Jon Mikel Caballero takes a more human approach in his film ‘Hibernation’, leaving high CGI graphics behind to focus more on the moral side of the sci-fi dream.

We wanted to make an homage to the classic science fiction from the 60’s and 70’s but also to tell a story about characters with a universal conflict: to choose between love or work.

We tried to get the best visual result we could but also the best performances the cast could give. A set was built for the rocket interior, but also the rest of the sets are built for this purpose.

Hibernation holds strong to its visual style while keeping things minimalist. Avoiding the big clunks of incomprehensible technological gadgetry that science fiction films usually damper us with, Jon allows us to keep focus on the storyline while being pleasantly surrounded in a comforting environment.

The cinematography focused on getting a retro feel but also on getting contrast as the characters get deeper into their problem. Several visual effects were designed such as the journey through Space or the rocket’s lift-off.

The music was composed by Eugenio Mira (director of ‘Grand Piano’) and was recorded live by a full orchestra in Budapest.