Film Maudit 2.0 - 2022 (presented by Highways)

Alien on Stage with "Èpica. El Llegat de La Fura dels Baus"

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A candidly amateur dramatics group, led by local bus drivers in Dorset, England, spends a year creating an ambitious stage adaptation of Ridley Scott’s Alien. Their village-hall show is a crushing flop; all their hard work was seemingly for nothing...but in a surprise twist, fate gives them a second chance when they are invited to perform their DYI homage to the sci-fi horror classic at a London West End theatre, for one night only. With wobbly sets, awkward acting, and special effects requiring "more luck than judgement," what could go wrong?

After its world premiere at SXSW in March 2021, Alien on Stage has been charming audiences at film festivals across the world with its inspiring blend of DIY ingenuity, theatrical fearlessness, and human comedy. @alienonstagedoc

"One of the funniest documentaries in years"—INDIE WIRE

"An uplifting documentary that will leave you grinning from ear to ear"—THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS


Danielle Kummer has been creating short documentaries and commercial content for the past 10 years, for theatre, arts and educational institutions, as a self-shooter and Editor. Based in London Danielle has filmed all over the world from Mexico, Guatemala, and the US to Malawi and South Africa. Alien on Stage is her first feature documentary. @daniellekummer

Lucy Harvey is a lecturer in Design and Visual Culture, stylist for film, fashion, and advertising, coordinator of community arts and music events and now Director and Producer of Alien On Stage.

Danielle and Lucy have been friends for 14 yrs. They discovered Alien on Stage completely by accident and they thought it was so brilliant that it must be seen by everyone. It became their passion and their first feature-length documentary. They proudly present this film as a celebration of the spark of madness and genius that occurs when people commit to the challenge of creating something together, purely because they love doing it!

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Director
    Danielle Kummer & Lucy Harvey
  • Producer
    Danielle Kummer & Lucy Harvey
  • Cast
    Paranoid Dramatics Amateur Group
  • Editor
    Danielle Kummer & Emily Badescu, Anthony Swords