Jettison - by J.J Pollack


A science-fiction short film by J.J Pollack


Rebka, a restless young farm girl, joins the military in order to get off earth and see the stars. However due to the effects of time dilation caused by their rapid space travel, she and her fellow soldiers slowly lose touch with their friends and family back home. Rebka has a daughter with another solider, but is forced to give up the child to rejoin the war and complete her tour of duty. By the time she is able to return to Earth, she finds out from a distant descendant that her daughter is long-dead. Realizing there is nothing for her on Earth, Rebka rejoins the war, alone and unmoored from any traces of her former life.


Written/Directed/Edited - JJ Pollack

Producers - Cassie Wineland, Carrie Cates

Cinematographer - Garson Ormiston

1st AC - Keaton Loudamy

2nd AC - Sean Stephens Gaffer - Isaiah Rendon

Key Grip - Jordan Spayd

Grips - Austin Wells, Austin Vaught, Tomas D'Amico, Sean Craig, Randy Ray Adams 

Script Supervisor - Spencer Mirabal

PAs - Mia Garza, Bailey Savage, Duncan Meece Production

Sound Mixer - David Gutierrez

Boom Operators - Ben Marchi-Hilton, Siegen Bretzke

Utility Sound Technician - Frank Gutierrez

Set Decorator/Prop Master - Steven Martinez

Prop Fabricator - Martin Drake

Art Crew - Jeff Baugh, Jennifer Costa

Costumer - Della Price Makeup - Anna Makar

Sound Design - Hansdale Hsu

VFX - JJ Pollack, Colton Maddox

Colorist - Alex Winker

Music - Alex Cap


Rebka - Madison Wilson

Ellie - Jamie G. Vaught

Mom - Beth Puorro

Dad - Christopher Winbush

Technician - Austin Wells

Mandella - Zachary T. Scott

Ives - Lauren Bonetti

Stilwell - John Valley

Seargent - Joseph Stellitano

Officer - Richard Blake

Nurse - Mia Garza

Messenger - Victor Vandell

Tom - Clem Beard Mary - Wanda Sanchez

Recruit #1 - Chiara McCarty

Recruit #2 - Liam Booth

Transport Announcer - Zach Bachand

Officer (Voice) - Brian Villalobos


Arlene Cavazos, Sydney Cooper, Caleb Craig, Maria Luisa Cullen, David De Leon, Sandy Dutchak, Miguel Gonzales-Floyd, Zara Majidpour, Jorge Mata, Ryan Milton, Amy Nichols, Alisa Salikhov, Anton Savenko, Atif Shahnawaz, Annie Shortt, Jonathan Smith, Malcolm Thomas, Breona Watson 


Texas Film Commission, Austin Movie Gear, Austin School of Film, Anne Brockenbough, Jenny & Dick Kercheville, Melanie Baak, South University Austin, Eric Rousseau, Javier Bonafont, Jesse Liberty, Gohe Tekeste, Matt Stryker, Jake Sanders, Neil Lokken

Made possible with the support of Other Worlds Film Festival ©2021 Gut Feeling Films

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