The Space Above Us

Tracy Hoida, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Screenwriting Award, Carnegie Mellon University 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Drama, Family 

Length: 90 minutes 

Field of Science: Astronautics, Engineering 

Stage: Development 


With the possibility of summer school threatening to derail a visit with her mom, nine-year-old Carrot attempts to create something extraordinary for her science project on the clean-up of space debris orbiting Earth. The sky is hardly the limit for Carrot with her best friend by her side and her tinkering grandfather and his massive junkyard at her fingertips. But will the same stubbornness that caused her to fail her classwork lead to disaster when she takes the project to explosive extremes?