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  • Director

    Alexandre O. Phillippe

  • Run Time

    95 mins

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  • Director of Photography: Robert Muratore

  • Editor: Chad Herschberger

  • Produced by: Kerry Deignan Roy

  • Music: Jon Hegel

  • Screenplay by: Alexandre O. Philippe

  • Sound Production: Phillip Lloyd Hegel

Director Bio

Alexandre O. Phillippe

P&I - Director Bio

Alexandre O. Philippe holds an MFA in dramatic writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is creative director at Exhibit A Pictures. Most of his films unpack the most influential works of master filmmakers, dissecting seminal screen moments. Past works include 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (Sundance 2017), Doc of the Dead, and The People vs. George Lucas. He is currently working on a film about The Exorcist.


Memory: The Origins of Alien


Alexandre O. Philippe’s (The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus EIFF 2012; Doc of the Dead EIFF 2014) fascinating documentary explores the origins of Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror film and how it was shaped by the singular and collective vision of all involved, featuring a treasure trove of insights, reflections and trivia. From writer Dan O’Bannon’s original script Star Beast, to H. R. Giger’s startling designs, the influences of Egyptian and Greek mythology, Francis Bacon, Hieronymus Bosch and Joseph Conrad, and its subtle themes of imperialism, terrorism and political corruption, this is a riveting insight into the very art of moviemaking. [15]

Memory: The Origins of Alien is nominated for the 2019 EIFF Audience Award.

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