At Abertoir Corp, we’ve always prided ourselves on making our film festival unique – and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Alien and our sci-fi theme, we’re attempting something that’s literally out of this world!
We’re thrilled to announce that Abertoir is following in the footsteps of many a long-running horror franchise before us: WE’RE GOING INTO SPACE!
We’re thrilled to have teamed up with one of the writers of Alien, Ron Shusett, to record a very special introduction to our screening of the film. Before the festival, Ron’s video will be loaded onto a computer attached to a special balloon capable of travelling to the edges of space. There, a mounted camera will record Ron’s introduction playing back against the backdrop of our planet. The resulting footage will be screened before our 40th anniversary screening of Alien on the closing day of the festival.
Special thanks go to all our funders for their support in making this happen, including the Institute of Physics, Aberystwyth University, the Arts Centre and of course Ffilm Cymru and Film Hub Wales. If you want to see what to expect, please visit www.sentintospace.com who are making this all happen for us!