Aspiring directors can apply for the chance of a lifetime - to work next to Ridley Scott while he directs the follow-up to Prometheus, Alien: Covenant! The initiative is being put on by the Australian Director's Guild as well as Screen Australia and will be available in Sydney throughout the month of March, 2016.
“We are pleased to announce this attachment on this huge international film directed by one of the world’s most renowned directors Ridley Scott,” said ADG CEO Kingston Anderson. “This is a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s best directors.”
Screen Australia’s Head of Production Sally Caplan said: "This is a wonderful scheme and the attachment to Alien: Covenant is a particularly extraordinary opportunity. Thanks to all for making this happen".
According to if.com.au aspiring directors who wish to take part must meet the following requirements:
- Two short fiction drama films publicly screened OR
- One short fiction drama film which has screened at an accredited film festival (Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Busan, Rotterdam, SXSW or Telluride) OR
- Experience directing television series drama or serial drama, but must be able to convince there is a commitment to directing feature film drama in the future.
- Is a resident of Australia.
As more details are released, as well as new updates from the production of Alien: Covenant, keep it locked to Scified!
If you're a fan of Alien / Prometheus and would like to discuss Alien: Covenant and its upcoming sequel with other like-minded fans, be sure to join in our Alien: Covenant forum! Ranked the #1 Prometheus forum back in 2012 and reigning as the web's top Alien: Covenant fan site, it's a great place to discuss the upcoming Prometheus sequels, dissect details from every trailer and engage with other fans just like you.
The future of Alien
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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