After feeling he has nothing left to live for on earth, a lonely geologist tries to qualify for a one-way mission to Mars with the help of an offbeat musician who is just as lost as he is.
Damon (Kristian Bruun) spends his waking hours searching for that elusive something. Whether it’s for deeper meaning, love, or just “treasure” on the beach with his metal detector, but to no avail. So when Damon meets an offbeat musician named Phoebe (Cara Gee) handing out flyers for a one way trip to Mars, a bond quickly forms. She’s going to help him find that thing he is looking for by sending him 33.9 million miles away, even though what he needs might be right in front of him.
Damon’s in a bit of a rut. He works a passionless job for a boss who doesn’t appreciate him. He lives in the basement of the house his ex-girlfriend and he still own together where he listens to her have passion filled, tantric sex with her new Australian boyfriend over and over and he spends countless, lonely hours on the beach with his metal detector searching for something he’ll seemingly never find. Finally, when he gets unceremoniously fired and his ex offers to buy him out, he feels as if there is nothing left for him on Earth.
So when Damon meets Phoebe, a woman dressed as an astronaut handing out flyers for “Red Rover”, a one way trip to begin life on Mars, his life takes an unexpected turn. All he has to do is be one of the few people selected from thousands of applicants around the world. Thing is, getting picked is more about winning an online popularity contest than actually being qualified, so Phoebe agrees to help him create the ultimate application video.
A bond quickly forms between these two lost souls, complicating Damon’s reasoning for going through with this. 33.9 million miles is a long way to go to find what you need when it’s right in front of you.