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Written by Chris17,953 Reads5 Comments2018-06-29 12:29:27

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! 

Press Release:

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..

For more information, visit the Tongal website! Thanks to forum member daliens for the heads up!

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5 Comments

BigDave

MemberDeaconJun-29-2018 6:31 PM

This would be interesting, i am not sure i could WRITE a 5-10 minute Scene/Short though, not considering the idea is likely to be about the Xenomorph or Related.

Suppose i could give it some thought though...

BigDave

MemberDeaconJun-29-2018 6:46 PM
  • 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 Hitch****ian 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 reliability.

LOOKING at this points they are AFTER... seems pretty limited, as to what we can do other than another like Alien Isolation, but like a Prequel to that Game Plot or a Sequel that does not Involve Amanda.

I guess another Alternative would be a Short based on the Awakening of Daniels and what HORRORS she discovers upon awakening from Cryo-Sleep.

SuperAlien

MemberXenomorphJun-29-2018 9:37 PM

Thanks Chris. 

For me it does not seem they want to limit the perspective but they had to give some guidelines. It is as if they consider a tv series, kind of Twilight Zone set in the Alien universe.

I hope some filmmakers or artists that contributed to the Ridley Scott's prequels (for they were many) will have time to come up with something. Unfortunately not many of them are US residents. Time frame is too short as well. These two limitations are the most frustrating.

I am very curious to see where this will lead to. I am glad they don't let it die.

dk

MemberTrilobiteJun-29-2018 9:45 PM

 daliens posted this and I read the standards and rules. Sorry, but no. 

5. Submissions cannot contain any offensive language, nudity or otherwise objectionable material, the determination of which is solely at the discretion of Tongal and 20th Century Fox.

In other words, don't submit anything like what made Alien so great over the past few decades.

Thoughts_Dreams

MemberNeomorphJul-07-2018 5:53 AM

Good luck with that ****

“In other words, don't submit anything like what made Alien so great over the past few decades.” - DK

It seems that they do not understand the alien movies even though there is more than nudity and swearing that is needed for it to work.

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