Rocket Fuel

Genre: Drama

Format: Short

Running Time: 12 minutes

Stage: Complete

Year: 2021

Platform: Film festivals, Theatrical release

In the middle of a small town on a hot July day, three young kids clean up the morning after a party hosted by their distant parents. They collect a spattering of cans and bottles in an old wagon nicknamed “The Rocket”, and set off to cash in their empties for ice cream. Nora, the oldest at 12, tries to guide her siblings on the smartest path to victory when they discover their regular route is compromised.


Production Companies: Archipelago Productions, Note To Self Films

Director & Writer: Jessie Posthumus

Producer: Sarah Quan

Co-Producer: Jeff Chiu

Executive Producers: Nicholas Ewart, Jessie Posthumus, Sarah Quan

Director of Photography: Benjamin Wong

Production Designer: Mel Wright

Costume Designer: Anastasia Popova

Editor: Andrea Ziedenberg

Composer: Kyle McCrea

Sound Designer: Drew Thomas

Sound Recordist: Amanda Ann-Min Wong

Casting Director: Kaliopi Kuzyk

Starring: Abbey Jean Cowan, Luxton Handspiker, Antonina Battrick, Paul Gordon

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