In honor of the 40th anniversary of ALIEN (1979), 20th Century Fox partnered with Tongal to release a series of fan-made short films commemorating the xenomorphic cult & classic movie. With offering $250,000 in prizes to the winners, more than 500 applications were submitted for the contest. Six visionary filmmakers were given the opportunity to expand the terrifying imaginations of Ridley Scott, Dan O'Bannon and H.R Giger. The filmmakers were granted access to the Alien archives, awarded permission to use as many characters and creatures from Alien Universe as they desired.
directed by Chris Reading / starring Gaia Weiss, Theo Barklem-Biggs and Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Moments before the colonial transport Borrowdale breaks up and explodes, a shuttle escapes from the vessel carrying four survivors. Having safely escaped their ship's destruction, the shuttle's pilot, Ward, tends to the injured members of the crew.
directed by Kelsey Taylor / starring Jolene Anderson and Aubrey Wakeling
In a remote greenhouse facility on planet LV-492, botanist Julie works the night shift alone, with only the outpost's dog, Maggie, for company.
Alien: Night Shift
directed by Aidan Brezonick / starring Amber Gaston, Terrance Keith Richardson, Christopher Murray, Tanner Rittenhouse
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.
directed by Kailey Spear, Sam Spear / starring Taylor Lyons, James Paxton, Martha Vincent
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.
directed by Benjamin Howdeshell / starring Agnes Albright, Jessica Clark, Adam Sinclair
The surviving crew of a damaged deep-space harvester has 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 Noah Miller / starring Mikela Jay, Tara Pratt, Dalj Brar
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.