Back in 2007 he was hired by US band Angels & Airwaves to create a 'visual work of art' garnering inspiration from their music. This project spiralled into something with more heft and it was decided, with a budget of just over $200,000, to turn the concept into a full-length film.
Love centres on astronaut Lee Miller (Gunner Wright) who, while aboard the International Space Station loses contact with Earth. Stranded in orbit with only himself for company, he faces a daily struggle against insanity while dealing with the very real fear that his life support systems are quickly reducing.
However, things take an unexpected turn when he makes a mysterious discovery on board the ISS.
Eubank, with experience in directing TV ads and music videos, has brought a very distinct visual style to the big screen. Straddling the jobs of director and cinematographer, he's responsible for some very striking images that help portray the feeling of solitude and madness.
Using a variety of concepts - the film begins with an infantry-man writing a diary during the American Civil War - Eubank is essentially telling a story focusing on the yearning for human contact. How all of us deeply want to feel a connection with others.
It's a bold and brave idea that's wonderfully realised thanks, in the main, to a magnetic performance from Wright. During the scenes on the space station, he's the only man on screen and it takes a certain type of actor to keep our attention for the duration. Think Sam Rockwell in Duncan Jones' Moon or even, to a lesser extent, Ryan Reynolds in Buried.
The story is punctuated with testimonies from various people talking about their search for someone (or people) to share their life experiences with.
There's an almost dreamlike quality to much of what goes on which only adds to the overall tone and feeling of 'Love'. Coupled with the original score from Angels & Airwaves, which suits the footage, it's hard not to feel something resonate inside as the tale reaches its stunning conclusion.
Aesthetically, the film is a gorgeous example of what can be brought to life with a limited budget and a big imagination. One scene outside the space station was goosebump-inducing in its simplicity as it hammers home a sense of loneliness.
Love is a profoundly moving piece of cinema that proves the best ideas are coming from the indie sci-fi crowd. At just 80-minutes long, it manages to get across its message without any filler, which is refreshing in this era of over-long movies littered with superfluous content.
For those of us who have someone special in our lives, Eubank's film reaffirms that we are, indeed, lucky. However, it also gives hope to everyone that they have a story to share and, quite possibly, something we can leave behind that can affect others. Love is being given a limited cinema release on September 7.