Lights Camera Aliens

"A gang of Sci-Fi nerds embark on a Television adventure, and discover a manufactured reality..."

Synopsis-Long: Planet Wonko is too close to the Sun, and it's been irradiated. People on Planet Wonko communicate through digital video recordings. The government monitors and televises all video.

Dani and Dodi are very active video-communicators, but not as good as Czarconia. She's a big TV star, and her ego is big too.

Czarconia's act is so good in fact, that she convinces a group of Sci-Fi nerds that she really does talk to Aliens from another dimension. Her beautiful, sexy nerd-friends soon follow Czarconia on all her adventures, but then something happens.

They become confused over what is real and what is simply a television dream-world. The nerds get rebellious, and they decide that they can do a better TV show without Czarconia. Before you know it...everyone has a camera...everyone's on TV...and everyone's doing wacky stuff (on Planet Wonko) to get attention.

Who knew Planet Wonko could be so...Wonko? (1.5 minute intro.)

About the project: LIGHTS CAMERA ALIENS is fun, and sexy. A six minute webisode is posted here. And you may watch a 1.5 minute intro on Youtube. The Total Runtime for the series is 37-minutes, most episodes run 5 minutes. LCA is also available as a one-off TV-Pilot with mixed mediums of Rotoscoped film, Computer Animation & Colorized film.

A Dramedy like this has never been done before...This idea is absolutely UNREPRESENTED IN THE MARKET.

LIGHTS CAMERA ALIENS demonstrates that scripted dramedy and Improv sketches inspire fun backdoor pilots. It's like watching "Waynes World" meets "A Scanner Darkly" -- with a touch of "Red Drawf" and a hint of "Dwight in Shining Armor."

  • Dean Lachiusa
  • Dean Lachiusa
  • Dean Lachiusa
  • Kari Stephens
    Key Cast
  • Juliet Rose
    Key Cast
  • Yvonne Crystal
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Sorensen
    Key Cast
  • Robert Phelps
    Key Cast
    "Yoga Man"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Dean Lachiusa

Certified AVID editor. IMDB accredited Producer, Director and 2nd AD.

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Director Statement

I trained with 16mm film and then incorporated my knowledge of Flatbed editing with a certification in AVID editing. I've worked on many 16mm features and shorts, and my "LIGHTS CAMERA ALIENS" Pilot is 37 minutes of 16mm, Super8, and Digital. I'm currently shopping this Pilot in the form of a 6-minute Webisode to Networks that are looking for unique, abstract, or Improvisational content. In addition to platforms like Netflix and Hulu, I think that Asian, PACT and AU/NZ producers would find LIGHTS CAMERA ALIENS a nice fit.