Ever since the invention of radio and TV, humans have been sending signals into outer space, announcing their existence to other civilizations, so the question is not 'what if' it happens, but rather 'when'. With unprecedented access to everyone from the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs to experts from NASA, ISU (International Space University), the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, to military advisors, the film builds up a chillingly believable scenario of first contact on Earth.
"My interest is an investigation on an existential and philosophical level of the cultural impact... however, I am also extremely interested in the purely practical matters involved in a potential alien visit: What would we actually do? How would we receive them, treat them, teach them? Maybe the best proof of intelligent life in outer space is the fact that they have not yet come to Earth…"
With: (Dokumentarfilm) Jacques Arnould, Paul Beaver, Dr. Sheryl Bishop, Dr. Ernst Fasan, Niklas Hedman
Screenplay: Michael Madsen
Director of Photography: Heikki Färm
Film Editor: Stefan Sundlöf
Composer: Karsten Fundal
Sound: Peter Albrechtsen, Øivind Weingaarde
Producer: Lise Lense-Møller
Co-Producer: Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Andrew Freedman, Sami Jahnukainen, Carsten Aanonsen
Production Company: Magic Hour Films ApS
Co-Production Company: NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, Venom Films, Mouka Filmi, Indie Film
World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
Distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
Director: Michael Madsen