20th Century Fox have partnered with Tongal for a very special Alien 40th Anniversary shorts project! The deadline is set for July 3rd 2018 and is only open to US residents. Fans who qualify are encouraged to create an original five to nine-minute Short film set within the Alien cinematic universe!
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Alien, 20th Century Fox is tapping six visionary filmmakers in the Tongal Community to produce their own original short videos set in the aftermath of the original film.
Fox wants a wholly original story with completely new characters but your Pitch should draw on all the things that made the original Alien so groundbreaking. Think about all the unique qualities of the movie before crafting your story:
- Slow, atmospheric buildups that isolated the viewer in the emptiness of space, anxiously waiting for something to jump from the darkness. In the school of Hitchcockian suspense, what isn’t seen is even scarier than what is!
- The first true badass female protagonist in science fiction and horror. In defiance of orders, this powerful woman summoned immense strength and grit to face down the most primal of fears.
- “Space truckers” – everyday working men and women waiting to talk about their bonus situations and tying the film to its realism and relatability.
We are looking first and foremost for great original short narrative stories told through your own unique creative lens. The winning Shorts will be released online to an intensely loyal and devoted Alien fan base..
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