Alien: Covenant follows a group of 14 colonists and their android, Walter, who travel to a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy to form a human settlement. We were tasked with introducing these new characters to audiences before the events of the movie. We created a 5-minute prologue film that shows the crew gathering for a final meal before entering cryosleep—a mirrored homage to the original film’s dinner scene.
One my favorite things about this franchise has always been the characters: ordinary people caught up in terrifying circumstances trying to survive as best they can. Just like the space truckers of the original film. They are you and me. This project was an opportunity to introduce 15 such characters to the world and help audiences develop a relationship with them before they became monster food.
Behind the Scenes
The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci
Saviour of The World by Leonardo Da Vinci
Rosenthal chokes on food, just like Kane does in Alien 1979.
This is the last meal before both Nostromo Crew and Covenant crew have together before hypersleep, at least what’s left of them.