THIRD CONTACT - Web Series (Pilot Episode)

When three different colors of UFO lights appear in the earth's sky, a deaf child leads a mission to track them down and make Third Contact with them.

oin the adventures of Leni, Dr.Dan and Anna in this fast paced sci-fi web series, based on real theories of life in outer space
A child, an astrophysicist and a radio broadcaster receive a message from outer space. They team up to find the meaning of this message, that might lead them to experience an encounter of the third kind.
If you love buddy films, alien encounters and cliffhangers, you will find that Third Contact is pure cinema. It gets inspiration from the movies we all grew up on... It's meant for everyone and for all ages and will remind you of the movies of your childhood

  • Gal Ziv
    Director
  • Gal Ziv
    Writer
  • Gal Ziv
    Producer
  • Alon Leshem
    Producer
  • Alon Leshem
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Alon Leshem"
  • Yahli Ziv
    Key Cast
    "Leni"
  • Ariel Novik
    Key Cast
    "Anna"
    Ariel Novik
  • Michael Gamliel
    Key Cast
    "John Capchon" Walker"
  • Arik Deri
    Visual Effects
  • Sagie Berger
    Sound Editor & MIx
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama, Adventires
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 3 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Gal Ziv

Gal Ziv made his first steps in the movie business while he was eight years old, when he invited friends and family to screenings of Disney films he organized in his parent's house. His improvised movie theater utilized a GAF View-Master projector, received as a gift from his uncle. Throughout his childhood Gal made short films and when he was sixteen he made "Lavan", a 25 min chase-film. During the next few years he continued writing and directing short films and eventually decided to move to Los Angeles. In 2002 Gal completed his degree in cinema production at the L.A. City College. His experience include editing work for Israeli television, and produces and directs infomercials, instructional films, commercials and promos for different production companies. In the meantime Gal has been working on a number of original projects. RomanticA, a short film influenced by the artworks of Edward Hopper. His short, An Afghan Night, is a Sci-Fi comedy that won two awards at the 48 hours film project, in Tel Aviv. Findher was a short thriller, featuring intense chase of a couple looking for their dog in a very tense urban setting. Immigrants is a drama, pilot for Israeli T.V. about the life of Israelis in the united states. also his short TREES won best film in festivals around the world. his next projects are a psychological feature "Vigilantes" and the sci-fi web series: Third Contact. Gal is a devoted film buff, and is determined to make films that are quite different than what is commonly seen.

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Director Statement

The discussion about UFO’s has been all around us since the Roswell incident in 1947. In the last few years there were thousands of testimonies of people that encountered UFOs - more than 10,000 sightings as opposed to the 50, and now in 2021 it’s on the top news.
In Third Contact I was fascinated by the outer space world, galaxies and the search for extraterrestrial life. I wanted to explore these subjects through the medium I love - cinema.

The series gets inspiration from Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi thrillers, the old sci-fi movies of the 50s and the classic sci fi adventure films of the 80’s. We discuss space themes like exoplanets , galaxies & time travel and what are the dilemmas and morals of searching for another world to replace earth. Can we save earth from global warming, environmental destruction and animal distincion - are they here to protect us from our own self destruction? or, we are just another small pale dot on their way.

We have deep concern for the crucible we’re about to face as a species. Climate Change is without a doubt the most important issue of our time and part of our series is made with the intention of reflecting that.

We want to take you to another level of adventure and follow three characters with a unique and touching personal story.The three embark into a journey of discovery. Strangers become friends, Let's face it ! they got to be ready for Third Contact.