BEING ALIEN
 
 
Studio: Iondrive
 
Review Count: 39
Average Rating: 4.69 stars
Genre: Sci-Fi
Length: 3 minutes 9 seconds
 
Posted on: April 11, 2006
 
 
Film Description
My latest and greatest...again something a little different. I think the music is great and haunting!

Thanks for the comments you all!!! I agree it is a little "lite" on plot and a bit obvious. It is not a standard narrative type film, one day I will do one of those...hahaha!
 
Featured Reviews
- Mildheadwound

Remember parents, don't teach your children to be xenophobes. Some truly great analogies goin' on here, and the creepy future retro sound accentuates the narration to complete the total scope of the film. Or is it just great sci-fi?

Posted on May 15, 2006
- Bedlem

This is quite a good film. It has all the look of sci-fi but holds a meaning that is much closer to home.

This movie looks inside human nature, and asks some questions that people generally don't want to answer. What would we do, why are they so different, are these really aliens or some giant metaphore about to kick me in a not-so-happy place?

The editing was well done, scene selection well thought out. Very intelligent and creative little film. Music, sounds and voice add that special something to an already solid plot/script.

I give this my 5 stars and hope that many more can see this film.

Posted on April 12, 2006
- CronicClapper

The story goes beyond what you put in it. So many levels of the human soul was touched. That happens in the world everyday. Amazing

Posted on April 11, 2006
 
Reviews
- DK

Very interesting movie!

Posted on April 20, 2007
- liam-speed

very good hhehe

Posted on March 26, 2007
- JosephKw

I love films with a deeper meaning, and although the message here may be blatant, it is the presentation and vision which makes this noteworthy. Good narration accompanied with appropriately haunting music truly enhances the atmosphere of this little gem.

Posted on February 5, 2007
- bongoman

Bedlem says it all.

Posted on January 16, 2007
- DarkOpera

I watched BEING ALIEN right after watching SANTA. You have a wonderfully unique vision!

Posted on January 16, 2007
- Sarvan

A cool, original film! Great VO, great atmosphere. I'd like to see a longer movie made on this concept! Could've made something more out of the ending though. I only want more! ;)

Posted on January 5, 2007
- Eyris

I found this to be quite a touching movie, thought provoking and sad. The music helped to build up the right atmosphere. The vo's were very well done too.

Posted on October 21, 2006
- benf45

good movie i was into the movie and not bored
it was entertaining good movie making!
please check out my movie Tombstone

Posted on September 26, 2006
- dizzybop

Excellent job of creating an alienated mood. The music and the staging and the narrator's detached voice all worked together very well. I'm a sci-fi fan so finding a movie like this that doesn't mock sci-fi themes is a big pleasure for me. :)

Posted on May 18, 2006
- Mildheadwound

Remember parents, don't teach your children to be xenophobes. Some truly great analogies goin' on here, and the creepy future retro sound accentuates the narration to complete the total scope of the film. Or is it just great sci-fi?

Posted on May 15, 2006
- Whattheaids

a very well done movie. Its got originality, vo, and just plain good
totally worth 5 stars.
(nice music by the way.)

Posted on May 8, 2006
- sheelba

Great atomosphere, and a good way to get across an important message. the just too light on the plot side , i really feel this could have been a longer film, with more charecter devopment which would have really given the central message some weight but a good film all the same.

Posted on May 6, 2006
- nicvancamp

Very Very Original. Great scriptwriting & Direction. Excellent VO. Tremendous effort! Nice custom work! Any movie with a real staement deserves 5 stars bud!

Posted on May 5, 2006
- Buccura

Props for originality. It really does have emotional weight to it. However the reason I give 4 is because the VO really felt flat and didn't seem to fit. It was solid enough, but if it was a poem, that tone would seem better. Still an overall good movie worth checking out.

Posted on May 2, 2006
- BOLCH

A very interesting and haunting movie with an original concept. The fog effect is great and the music is very atmospheric (reminds me of the music of Unreal or the good old Amiga games). The main character has some great lines; the ending is especially memorable.
The greatest drawback of this movie is - as you already mentioned - the lack of a story. It's basically one discomforting idea, a dream-like vision, a glimpse of an utterly alien world... which is very great in itself, but (without a coherent plot) not entirely perfect.

Posted on April 27, 2006
- Kempy

Nice turn on the outcast role although as others said, more emotion and animation in the voice over would've made it 5* for me.

Posted on April 25, 2006
- pepsidude32

sweet -- pretty cool dude --- i liked how the alien was human*** i found it funny too...good job keep up the good work

Posted on April 24, 2006
- victor_rkpx

A different and surrealistic film!

The editing: Very well done, good editing.

The sound: The narrative VO was perfect, the best thing on the movie.

The environment: Surrealistic and innovative movie, an intelligent and creative film. Surrealistic and innovative atmosphere, an intelligent and creative ambience.

5/5 ^^

Posted on April 21, 2006
- Trashman

I love the idea and I'm surprised that someone would say they didn't like the v/o,because that was one of my favorite things about this...I thought this had great v/o and narrative dialogue.
Also,someone else likening this to illegal immigration?This story isn't called "Being Illegal Alien" haha,and I see nothing in this that would suggest that.I am continually perplexed at such comments,but I do admit when I get them I laugh.Anyways,I digress.
Great little movie,and I agree with you,the music fit this story perfectly,good choice.

Posted on April 20, 2006
- JustinMoore

I liked the rhythm of the Vo, Thought this was a good idea. Of course I've read stuff like this in books, but I haven't anything on TMO. I thought you did a great job with the music, it really fit the film. Overall: Outstanding!

Posted on April 19, 2006
- coldesser

exiting and the fact that the human was the alien was really cool

Posted on April 19, 2006
- Fulkster

Editing: 5
VO/Subtitling (communication): 5
Soundtrack (music/background sound): 5
Story: 5
"About" section: 5

I found it pretty cool...it's a little in the tone of what the original sci-fi stories used to do- understanding current topics using other (futuristic) perspectives. Music was very good, too.

Thanks,
Spaceman Matt Studios

Posted on April 18, 2006
- richke

Richke - Short Review
This movie wasnt bad. So its worth checking out.

Originaltiy - 4/5

VOs - 2/5 - The biggest flaw to your movie, only for the fact it sounded like you were reading a poem at times and the other times it sounded like you were reading off a piece of paper.

Editing - 4/5 - Nothign special, but nice cuts

Music - 4/5 - Nice custom music in this, nice to hear fresh sounds.

RTKIII Factor(WOW) - 2/5 - I thought this couldve been much better, but the VOs really lacked any short of emotion.

Overall - 16/25 - 3 Stars!

Posted on April 18, 2006
- Deshea

I loved the music! It fits the story line very well! Can't wait to seen more of your films!

Posted on April 17, 2006
- steelblade_1

This movie has a great idea behind it. The only lack I see is Show don't Tell. The narration didn't really work for me, The movie would have been considerably longer, perhaps a series, but the drama would have built at a slower but stronger pace.

Don't let these growing pains stop you, though. Keep em coming. :)

Posted on April 17, 2006
- Sourtarget

Loved the Voice Overs! And a very original story, and very intresting. Nice movie, i really enjoied it. Even thought the editing was a bit bad in some points.

Posted on April 17, 2006
- Legend51

Nice story work. A great idea for a movie. Excellent VOs and a great soundtrack make this a definate 5 star movie.

Posted on April 17, 2006
- Haes

Interesting. A bit of a spin on the present illegal alien situation here in the US. But I cant say I feel for them, my family imagrated legally. Cant say I want people here that violate our laws knowingly from the moment they step foot on US soil.

Posted on April 14, 2006
- MAGIC_SCHOOL_BUS

His directness in dialouge is funny. He just sort of says what he feels... almost makes this into a comedy. But the feelings that come from the main character make sense, and seems well thought out.

Posted on April 14, 2006
- Orion801

Good movie. A good narrative and great concept. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is that it didn't really have too much of a plot. I think this movie would have benefited from another minute or so just to finish off the story of what happens to the main character after he has been arrested.

Posted on April 12, 2006
- Bedlem

This is quite a good film. It has all the look of sci-fi but holds a meaning that is much closer to home.

This movie looks inside human nature, and asks some questions that people generally don't want to answer. What would we do, why are they so different, are these really aliens or some giant metaphore about to kick me in a not-so-happy place?

The editing was well done, scene selection well thought out. Very intelligent and creative little film. Music, sounds and voice add that special something to an already solid plot/script.

I give this my 5 stars and hope that many more can see this film.

Posted on April 12, 2006
- RALLTD

Originality:10/10 Very cool ,I had a different idea looking at the title and the thumbnail.

Plot/Story:8/10 Lacking on a deep plot,but what this movie says is so much more than what's on the surface.

Dialogue:9/10 Good writing ad VO.

Editing:9/10 Again good work...I did feel the fight seemed out of place,but a minor thing.I think a quick assaultby the alien on the 'majority' would produce the same feel.

Wow:8/10 I was pleasantly surprised by this film.A whole lot more than what it appears to be.



44/50=4 stars

Posted on April 11, 2006
- CronicClapper

The story goes beyond what you put in it. So many levels of the human soul was touched. That happens in the world everyday. Amazing

Posted on April 11, 2006
- savage_rabbit

I'll give you 5 for originality and a unique concept. However, I was hoping that you would do something more profound with it, instead of treating the topic literally. Nonetheless, it's a refreshing break from other films on TMO and the music and voiceovers were good, so 5 it is! Good job! I hope to see you put out some more unique stuff!

Posted on April 11, 2006
- StokeStudios

Clever use of role-reversal, plus an excellent VO = five from Stoke.

Posted on April 11, 2006
- dumnoni

great film! Unusual and diffrent but great.
P.S please watch my movie quack

Posted on April 11, 2006
- Kyle1995

Good! I feel sorry for the main character. Also I did like the music 10/10

Posted on April 11, 2006
- micha83

really good


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Posted on April 11, 2006
- April-Wendy

What a cool wee movie! Nice turn on the norm. It always impresses me when people use voice overs. I've you fancy something a little more romantic you can check out my "Lust or Love" movie.

Posted on April 11, 2006