Alien 40th Anniversary Short Films Trailer

Finally it’s out, the brief trailer revealing the result of many months of work. From 6 finalists announced in July 2018 come these fan made films. Here’s a summary of the films from 20th Century Fox:

Alien: Alone Hope, an abandoned crew member aboard the derelict chemical hauler Otranto, has spent a year trying to keep her ship and herself alive as both slowly fall apart. After discovering hidden cargo, she risks it all to power up the broken ship in search of human life.

Written and directed by Noah Miller in conjunction with Ridge Production
Alien Alone Concept Art

Alien: Containment Four survivors find themselves stranded aboard a small escape pod in deep space. Trying to piece together the details around the outbreak that led to their ship’s destruction, they find themselves unsure to trust whether or not one of them might be infected.

Written and directed by Chris Reading Produced by Patrick Ward
Patrick Ward

Alien: Harvest The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester have minutes to reach the emergency evacuation shuttle. A motion sensor is their only navigation tool leading them to safety while a creature in the shadows terrorizes the crew. However, the greatest threat might have been hiding in plain sight all along.

Directed by Benjamin Howdeshell
Alien: Alone

Alien: Night Shift — When a missing space trucker is discovered hungover and disoriented, his co-worker suggests a nightcap as a remedy. Near closing time, they are reluctantly allowed inside the colony supply depot where the trucker’s condition worsens, leaving a young supply worker alone to take matters into her own hands.

Written and directed by Aidan Breznick
Night Shift Concept Art

Alien: Ore As a hard-working miner of a planet mining colony, Lorraine longs to make a better life for her daughter and grandchildren. When her shift uncovers the death of a fellow miner under mysterious circumstances, Lorraine is forced to choose between escape or defying management orders and facing her fears to fight for the safety of her family.

Written and directed by the Spear Sisters
Alien: Ore Concept Art

Alien: Specimen It’s the night shift in a colony greenhouse, and Julie, a botanist, does her best to contain suspicious soil samples that have triggered her sensitive lab dog. Despite her best efforts the lab unexpectedly goes into full shutdown and she is trapped inside. Little does she know, an Alien specimen has escaped the mysterious cargo, and a game of cat and mouse ensues as the creature searches for a host.

Written and directed by Kelsey Taylor
Kelsey Taylor

This partnership with Fox is really reflective of Tongal’s mission to bring creative opportunities to the next generation of talent, being able to give filmmakers everywhere the chance to make their mark on an iconic franchise and extend the Alien narrative was really special for us and everyone involved. And the superfans delivered in a big way. We can’t wait for the fans to see what they’ve created—because at the end of the day, it was made for them.

Tongal Co-Founder and CEO James DeJulio

The short films will be released online weekly by IGN beginning March 29th, before being added to and the @AlienAnthology social media channels as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content from May 5th.

The official debut will be at this week’s Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, Washington on March 15th.

An additional screening at C2E2 in Chicago March 23rd and WonderCon in Anaheim, California on March 30th.

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