Posted by Andrea Braga
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to develop and design the graphics for Alien Covenant’s bonus feature Phobos, as part of the MPC Design Team.
Here you can see a sneak peek trailer.
Full film available on Blu–Ray DVD.
Walter – Michael Fassbender
Daniels – Katherine Waterston
Tennessee – Danny McBride
Oram – Billy Crudup
Lope – Demián Bichir
Rosenthal – Tess Haubrich
Hallett – Nathaniel Dean
Phobos – Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Technician – Geeves O’Shea
Conceived by Ridley Scott & Toby Dye
Producer – Katie Dolan
Executive Producers – Alison Temple, Kai Hsiung
Line Producer – Hannah Ireland
Written by John Logan & Toby Dye
Editor – Julian Eguiguren
DoP – Ross Emery ACS
Production Designer – Chris Seagers
Art Director – Ian Gracie
Creature Design – Connor O’Sullivan
Costume Designer – Janty Yates
1st AD – Drew Bailey
Visual Effects – MPC
VFX Supervisor – Marcus Dryden
Creative Direction – Ryan Jefferson Hays
Grade – George K
VFX Producer – Tomek Zietkiewicz
Design – Andrea Braga
Animation – Alexis Williams, Jonny Eveson, Paul Hunt
Line producer – Deepanjali Singh
Assistant line producer – Neela Kumuda
Comp – Rashabh Butani, Samson Samuel S, Stalin Balan, Pratyush Paruchuri, Sugumar S, Venkata S
Sound Design – Ben Leeves at Grand Central
Posted by Toby Dye
SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY TOBY DYE, CONCEIVED BY TOBY DYE & RIDLEY SCOTT, WRITTEN BY TOBY DYE & JOHN LOGAN
STARRING MICHAEL FASSBENDER, KATHERINE WATERSTON, DANNY MCBRIDE, BILLY CRUDUP, TESS HAUBRICH, NATHANIEL DEAN, DEMIÁN BICHIR & BJÖRN HLYNUR HARALDSSON
A darkly twisted psychological drama, ‘Phobos’ is a short film set before the events of ‘Alien : Covenant’. Featuring what would become the crew of the ill-fated colony ship Covenant, the film joins them in the final stages of the highly unorthodox recruitment process for their upcoming mission – orchestrated by their future employer, the Weyland Yutani Corporation.
Subjected to an increasingly traumatic series of intrusive psychological tests, as they are monitored under scientific conditions, the exact purpose behind the mission candidate’s ordeal is shrouded in mystery, but it becomes ominously evident that a key focus is the study of their fear responses. Why should the Weyland Yutani Corporation, ‘Builder of Better Worlds’, want such information?
The majority of ‘Phobos’ was improvised. The details of the production were kept a secret from the cast, whose only direction was to stay in character, before they were brought onto set and over eight cameras rolled as they were strapped into a chair inside a refrigerated metal box and taken on a genuine ‘Fear Test’ – a scientifically devised process to induce fear and anxiety in a subject for the purpose of deducing and analyzing their fears and phobias. The performance and reactions delivered by this process were incredibly powerful and the resulting footage was then painstakingly molded in the edit.