Remember the ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook event that went viral last summer?
Well New York City-based filmmaker Scott Lazer and cinematographer Taylor McIntosh derided to fly to Las Vegas to document the unique convergence of people gathering in the town of Rachel, twenty-seven miles north of Area 51.
With its quirky cinematography and outlandish characters, Visitors is an inquisitive look at the hopes, doubts, beliefs, and real experiences that various humans have in relation to extra terrestrial life.
Despite a variety of hilarious interviews, Lazer’s short never seems to belittle or mock anyone. It simply observes a unique community coming together in search of alien life.
“I went into production fully willing to give everyone I would speak to the benefit of the doubt – no matter how outlandish they seemed. I didn’t want to judge anyone or appear like I was judging them, but of course I internalized some skepticism with some of the folks we spoke with. There was a particular moment that definitely gave us serious pause, but I’ll let you discover that as you watch the film. I suppose it would be natural to wonder “Do I believe that alien life exists?” and my answer would be: absolutely. I think the likelihood that we are not alone in the universe greatly outweighs the alternative.” – Scott Lazer.