short film | runtime TBC
written and directed by Timothy X Atack | produced by Tanuja Amarasuriya & Anwen Griffiths
Ten years ago, Elsi (an alien) and Peter (a human being) were teamed up to take part in one of the most important scientific experiments ever conducted – to determine whether humans and extra-terrestrial visitors could mate and successfully reproduce. They were placed in a sterile environment and left alone to engage in intercourse… watched only by 25 automatic cameras covering them from every conceivable angle.
This is the story of what happened next: the painful explanations, the odd interludes, the clashes between different cultures (alien, human, female, male) and of course, the coitus.
A deadpan comedy told in mockumentary style, filmed across the course of the decade, the participants looking back on their younger selves.
This project is currently in production. After eleven years most of the shooting is in the can and we are hoping to have the final cut locked down by the end of 2014, after which we will be seeking festival showcasing and distribution. If you’re interested in this film, please get in touch.
A five-minute version of I Will Do It For Science won the fiction category of the BBC’s Licence To Create competition in 2006. We now like to think of this edit as a ‘trailer’ for the film proper. Here it is in all its lo-res glory: