The Orbit of Minor Satellites


Christopher Sullivan

The Orbit of Minor Satellites is an animated feature film comprised of hand-drawn, 2-D animations with painted backgrounds. It tells the story of two different worlds in which characters are interconnected by the most unlikely threads. The first environment is a psychiatrist’s office where a teenage girl is in session with her therapist. The other environment is a cavernous space station on the subarctic desolation of Mimas, one of the moons of Saturn. A core idea in the film is that the pivotal moments of most people’s lives take place in rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and classrooms where conversations, actions and touch shape future events.

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    Christopher Sullivan

    Christopher Sullivan is an animator, filmmaker and performance artist whose experimental film and theater work spans 30 years. His work has bee…

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