5000 Space Aliens – Director Scott Bateman & Producer Lucas A. Ferrara

Ever wondered what it’d be like to encounter an extraterrestrial? Now, imagine experiencing this every single second. Scott Bateman’s latest mind-boggling feature film 5000 SPACE ALIENS means what it says because the viewer is going to experience the cinematic experience of “meeting’ 5000 space aliens in 5000 seconds that’s (83 minutes). The film is a wild  animated film that uses computer-manipulated found footage and collage, all created by director Scott Bateman and brought  to you by producer Lucas A. Ferrara. 5000 SPACE ALIENS is an entertaining non-narrative film unlike anything  you’ve ever seen before. It’s a one-man tour de force: Scott Bateman not only created the animated footage, he also composed the 84-minute score! Scott Bateman spent 2-1/2 years manipulating weird public domain footage in Photoshop, Fireworks, and Premiere Pro to create the 5000 one-second portraits that make up 5000 Space Aliens. Packed with memorable visual images, let all 5000 SPACE ALIENS wash over you. Director Scott Bateman (You Your Brain & You) and Producer /Attorney Lucas A. Ferrara join us for a lively conversation on their unlikely collaboration, the joy of work on this outside-the-box film project and the very encouraging reception that 5000 Space Aliens has received  from a wide variety of audiences.


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About the filmmaker – Scott Bateman is a filmmaker in New York’s Hudson Valley. He has directed the feature films 5000 Space Aliens (2021), The Bateman Lectures on Depression (2018), and You Your Brain & You (2015). He wrote the humor book Disalmanac: A Book of Fact-Like Facts (Penguin/TarcherPerigee, 2013). He has funded previous films with game show appearances: he was a one-day Jeopardy! champion, and he won $100,000 (and a cruise!) on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.

About the filmmaker – Before venturing into the world of filmmaking, and aligning with amazing creatives, like Scott Bateman, Producer Lucas A. Ferrara primarily earned a living as a New York lawyer, heading a Manhattan law firm engaged in real estate, consumer protection, and civil rights work. (In 2020 alone, his successes include a $42 million class action settlement in a case brought on behalf of a group of NYC tenants.)  For four years in a row, Lucas has been recognized as a “Top 100” New York Metro area lawyer by “Super Lawyers” magazine. You can read more about him and his work at www.nfllp.com.


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