This project was a year-long undertaking: the most ambitious single project I have undertaken by myself. I spent months researching xenology, the study of extra-terrestrial life, in order to describe the ordinary details human life in extraordinary terms.
The aliens see earth ‘upside-down’, think the planet is run by corporations and that humans are a symbiotic organism called ‘employees’.
The galactic imagery and images of earth were all created from scratch using After Effects and the Trapcode Suite. I auditioned a dozen actors to find the perfect voice for Carla Sagan, the wise alien narrator. I commissioned composer Dale Nichols to write an original score for the series, inspired by Carl Sagan’s 1980s epic Cosmos.