Collision Course is a film that attempts to measure scale and probability in the landscape of contemporary romance. Framed through glimpses of an introductory astronomy course, an everyday encounter reaches cosmic proportions.
Nolan Westerfield is a student filmmaker, musician, and photographer in the critical media practices department at CU Boulder. Born and raised in Colorado, he garnered passion for all things creative media from a young age. Through his work, he enjoys telling stories, playing with audience expectations, and inspiring genuine emotions (whatever they may be).
Collision Course follows the mirrored experiences of two college students as they struggle to find a meaningful relationship in their daily lives. Be it walking around campus, relaxing with their friends, or even going on blind-dates, both seem unable to find anyone they can genuinely connect with. These struggles are given significant and increasing scale when poetically tied to the cosmos itself, with an introductory astronomy course serving to frame these characters’ daily lives. Will the two star-crossed lovers be able to find one another?