This live-action CGI short attempts to find the answer as to why UFO sightings have been in decline recently. The truth is indeed out there, but in this sci-fi spoof, it turns out to be the result of alien bureaucratic cover-ups, outsourcing and an unorthodox use of space probes. The film was made by students in the 3D Productions course that director James Cunningham teaches at Media Design School — a one day green screen shoot, 14 weeks of post-production. Written by Nick Ward, First Contact won selection to computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH 2011.
Two of our films have been selected to screen at SIGGRAPH – the mecca of all things CGI! Quite rightly we're being seen alongside the top schools of the world which is a fabulous achievement in such a short time frame.– Director James Cunningham on the film’s success