After a “close encounter”, Richard Dreyfuss is ready for another space adventure in the trailer to Astronaut.


Angus, a lonely widower, has his long-extinguished dream to become an astronaut reignited when a national competition is announced. The prize? One ticket for a trip to space! Way over the age-limit, Angus alters his birthdate so he can enter the competition. Against all odds, but with help coming from his dysfunctional family, he must battle against preconceptions, ill health and time, to win the ticket and take the trip of his dreams.

Alongside Dreyfuss are Lyriq Bent, Krista Bridges, Graham Greene, Richie Lawrence and Colm Feore. The film was written and directed by Shelagh McLeod. Quiver Distribution has set a limited theatrical release as well as an On Demand and Digital release for July 19th.