MEMORY: The Origins of ALIEN

MEMORY uncovers the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s cinematic masterpiece, rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythology, underground comics, parasitology, H.P. Lovecraft, the art of Francis Bacon, and the symbiotic genius of Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.

On the eve of the film’s 40th Anniversary, Exhibit A Pictures will reveal a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the O’Bannon and Giger estates, including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and Dan’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled MEMORY.

Bridging the ancient world with Ridley Scott’s complex futuristic universe through a mix of distinctly low-fi VHS aesthetic and stunning 4k Cinemascope aspect ratio footage, MEMORY will boldly go where no film essay has gone before, to deliver a revealing and wholly original take on one of Hollywood’s most beloved and iconic shockers. 

2019 Sundance Film Festival, Premiere

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Exhibit A Pictures


Screen Division

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Screen Media
Legion M

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Writer / Director Alexandre O. Philippe Producer Kerry Deignan Roy Co-Producer Chad Herschberger, Milkhaus; Annick Mahnert, Screen Division; Robert Muratore, Exhibit A Pictures Executive Producer Diane O’Bannon Carmen Giger Leslie Barany Director of Photography Robert Muratore Editor Chad Herschberger Composer Jon Hegel Sound Design Phillip Lloyd Hegel Compositing and Animation James Durée and Chad Herschberger Assistant Editor Patrick Huber Color-Correction Dave Krahling

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