Filmfest 2019

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In 2019, Ridley Scott’s ALIEN celebrates the 40th Anniversary of its theatrical release. Alexandre O. Philippes documentary reveals the chilling, untold origins of Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece. ALIEN is rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft’s weird fiction, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of writer Dan O’Bannon, designer H.R. Giger, and, of course, director Ridley Scott. Uncovering a treasure trove of unreleased materials from the O’Bannon and Giger estates, Philippe’s film delivers an entrancingly cinematic take on one of Hollywood’s most beloved and iconic shockers.

tags: Documentary, Filmmaking, Horror, Science Fiction/Fantasy


Screenplay: Alexandre O. Philippe

Director of Photography: Robert Muratore

Film Editor: Chad Herschberger

Composer: Jon Hegel

Producer: Kerry Deignan

Production Company: Exhibit A Pictures

Co-Production Company: Screen Division

World Sales: Indie Sales

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe


Alexandre O. Philippe is a Swiss film director best known for the documentary films DOC OF THE DEAD, THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS, and the 2017 post-modern documentary examination of the Psycho shower scene directed by Alfred Hitchcock entitled 78/52 which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Philippe is Creative Director and co-owner of Denver-based Cinema Vertige and his most recent commissioned work for the City of Denver garnered four Heartland Emmy Awards.