Practical Effect Scifi Adventure “Alient Planet” Seeks Extra Funds on IndieGoGo

Alien Planet is a sci-fi adventure film with a meaningful story that mirrors struggles found within humanity. There is one big difference between this film and other science fiction movies, which is that Alien Planet has no humans. It is packed with practical effects makeup, monster suits, and puppets.

In this story, two different alien species are out of water. They must travel to a dangerous world in order to find the key to rejuvenating their planets with sustainable drinking water. Can they put their differences aside in order to survive this hostile new planet? And will they figure out a way to save both of their dying worlds? Danger lurks around every corner as the extinction of their civilizations loom ever closer.

Because this film has so many practical effects, we need your help! Makeup for characters like this is an investment. This is a full length feature film, so we will need at least 2-3 weeks to shoot this movie.

All contributions will go towards gear like cameras and lights, sets, props, costumes, makeup, blood and MORE BLOOD. And, most importantly, I have to pay my cast and crew. As you saw in the spec trailer, we have a very experienced and professional crew involved in this movie. Since I will be taking up all of their precious time for 2-3 weeks, they will need to be compensated like on any other job.

All of these things add up quickly, and money does not stretch far when making a movie. So the more money we have, the better this film will be!

Director Alan Maxson had this to say about Alien Planet:

 “Most people know me for my creature acting career. You have most likely seen my work, but don’t know my face. I was one of the performance capture actors for King Ghidorah in 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, I’ve suit performed as Blade in the Puppet Master franchise, I’m the zombie in the opening sequence to Eli Roth’s History of Horror on AMC and I’ve been countless other non-human characters on the big and small screen. But what people don’t realize is that I am also a filmmaker.

Alien Planet will be my third film as writer & director. This is my biggest and most expensive film yet. My first film was Christmas with Cookie made for only $1,000, and if you know anything about how much it cost to make a movie, you know that’s essentially next to nothing! My next film was a higher budget short film called Patina.This had a much more serious tone than my first film. I wrote and directed that as a stepping stone for Alien Planet. I wanted to create something of deeper substance before attacking such a big project like Alien Planet.

Along with my directing credits, I have 14 years of professional post-production experience under my belt. I have edited countless hours of television such as 50 Years of Star Trek for The History Channel, The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, History of Horror for AMC, and many more shows from GSN to Oxygen.

My years of experiences as an actor and editor have prepared me for Alien Planet. I am extremely excited and passionate about this film and I can not wait for the world to see the finished movie! So if you love what we did in this trailer, please contribute to our campaign and help bring this bad boy to life. Thank you very much to everyone who helps us reach our goal!”

Click here to donate to Alien Planet on Indiegogo:

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)

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