18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 23 - May 2, 2021 Online

Alien On Stage

United Kingdom, 2020 : Canadian Premiere
Stream on Demand Apr 23 - May 2
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description

An amateur dramatics group lead by a crew of UK bus drivers spend a year creating a stage adaptation of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN. The show is a crushing flop, but fate gives them a second chance to find their audience. Whilst still adjusting to the idea that their serious show is actually a comedy, the group is suddenly whisked from their village hall to a London West End theatre to perform this accidental masterpiece for one night only. With wobbly sets, awkward acting and special effects requiring 'more luck than judgment', this is the touching and hilarious underdog tale about a unique bus driving crew who become space heroes.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Frightfest 2020
SXSW 2021
Imagine Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR BIOS
Lucy Harvey spent 17 years working as a stylist in London and as a lecturer in Art Design and Visual Culture at Nottingham School of Art and Bucks New University. ALIEN ON STAGE is her first feature documentary.

Danielle Kummer is a director, producer and editor from London. Kummer studied film and media at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. ALIEN ON STAGE is her first feature documentary.

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press for Alien On Stage

"An uplifting documentary that will leave you grinning from ear to ear."
- The Hollywood News
"One of the funniest documentaries in years."
- IndieWire

screened with a short film

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Throwback

Canada (Calgary), 2021, 8:42 min, Director Alex Mitchell

Diz and Max used to spend their carefree middle-school summers playing video games, but as they’ve gotten older life has become predictably complex. After finding a coveted video game in a second-hand store, Diz is sent into a nostalgic tail-spin that only Max can pull them out of.

details

Documentary / Comedy / Female Filmmaker / First Feature

English
83 minutes

credits

Director
Lucy Harvey
Danielle Kummer

Producer
Danielle Kummer

Official website:
https://www.alienonstagedoc.com/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/alienonstagedoc/

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Twitter:
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