5000 SPACE ALIENS: What’s the deal?

Meet 5000 space aliens in 5000 seconds in this fun and totally bonkers animated film that uses computer-manipulated found footage and collage, all created by director Scott Bateman.

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.

5000 Space Aliens was produced by Lucas A. Ferrara and directed by Scott Bateman.


  • Running time: 86 minutes even.
  • Country of production: USA
  • Software used: Photoshop, Fireworks, Premiere Pro.
  • Number of shots created to get 5000 good ones: over 10,000.