Logline: The story of Kurt and Roy, two astronauts stuck in space. Our take: NoBudge regular, Graham Mason, directs “The Astronauts,” a deadpan comedy misadventure following two bantering comrades as they attempt to fend off boredom while floating through the cosmos. After a catastrophic incident with their space vessel, the two men find themselves in severe danger. Luckily, their life support system is functional for 637 days, which gives them plenty of time to count stars, give each other imaginary Christmas presents, debate whether to touch a rock floating by, imagine sequels to the “House Party” and “Taken” franchises, and more. For the most part it’s amiable between the two, but there are some flare-ups, as when they fight over who gets to wear a woven belt. One day, their fate changes without warning, sending them on their biggest journey yet, to who knows where, and when. Mason has a knack for dry conceptual pieces, awkwardly funny portraits of gentle souls making it through, and with his latest piece, he enlists the witty rapport and comic timing of two other NoBudge favorites, Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess, playing the tethered space men. Originally presented as a 13 part web series, it’s compiled here as a 29 minute standalone version. [Watch on YouTube]. Director: Graham Mason. Cast: Colin Burgess, Tynan DeLong, Francesca D'Uva, Wes Haney. Director of Photography: Ian McAlpin. Original Score: Bennett Young.