Cosmic Fling is the tale of Stan, an intergalactic garbage man who lives alone on an asteroid. To feed himself, he harpoons space debris and converts it into nourishment. To feed his soul, he dreams only of love. One day, he spots Beatrice, a fellow astronaut stranded on a passing comet. He falls instantly in love…but must wait for her comet to return. In order to be with her, he will need to resort to extreme measures.

About the Director(s):

Jonathan Langager is a Student Academy Award winning filmmaker and USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus. His short film “Josephine and the Roach,” has won numerous festival awards as well as Student Emmys for Best Short Comedy and Best Director, the USC Faculty Award for Best Director, and a Student Academy Award in the Narrative Category. It has received the Charles and Lucille King Foundation finishing funds, and the ASC Heritage award for cinematographer Damian Horan. Jonathan recently wrote and directed the short film “Penelope in the Treehouse” for Disney Channel’s online platforms. Currently, he works as a screenwriter, creating fanciful tales for the likes of Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. He is represented by Alex Hertzberg at Hertzberg Media and Greg Pedicin at Gersh.


– Santa Barbara Internation Film Festival
– US Premiere
– Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animated Short Film
– Sci-On! Film Festival – Best Animated Short Film

Other Screenings:

– Santa Barbara International Film Festival
– The Lower East Side Film Festival
– Cinequest Film Festival
– Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
– Sci-On! Film Festival
– Dam Short Film Festival
– RIFF International Film Festival