Make Aliens Dance

Gillingham, UK, 2018. Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has disappeared. What do they have left of her? Hours of recordings: her magnificent voice was recorded onto countless tapes, which are carefully stored and filed away in the family studio.

  • Belgium, United Kingdom
  • 2018, 25 min
  • Director: Sebastien Petretti
  • Director of photography: Sylvain Freyens
  • Editor: Luca Tontodonati
  • Screenplay: Sebastien Petretti, Fredrik Mjell
  • Cast: Alastair Natkiel, Calvin Dean, Eileen Pollock, Bob Goody, Colin Spaull, Carol Robb
  • Art Director: Luc Noë
  • Producer: Giuseppe Conti, Paul Meranger, Sebastien Petretti
  • Production: Wiegersma Fine Art, Abyssal Process, Luna Blue Film

25.1. 18:30 Praha | Světozor - Grand Hall
27.1. 19:00 Praha | Kino Pilotů

Sebastien Petretti

Sebastien Petretti

Belgian director Sebastien Petretti started his career in film in 2006 as an assistant director on short films and commercials and is now directing both. His short films Family for Sale (2015) and Pink Velvet Valley (2016) were screened at various festivals (Palm Springs, BFI London, etc.). In 2016, Sebastien finished a third short called State of Emergency Motherfucker!, which earned the Best Comedy award at the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF. His latest movie, Make Aliens Dance, is a family drama set in a London suburb. Sebastien has a love for ironic storytelling with a wonderful eye for framing, detail, and intriguing casting.