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This is a cinematic feature-length documentary that will tell the story of SETI – the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence through the SETI Institute and METI International (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence). You will meet  real life legends, Jill TarterSeth ShostakJon Richards and Douglas Vakoch, among others. Both Jill and Seth have been role models for spreading the word of science and inspiring future generations.

This film takes us on a thought-provoking journey with scientists who have dedicated their whole lives to the hunt for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. It’s a story about the SETI Institute’s search for a signal from another intelligent civilization and Douglas Vakoch at METI International, who suddenly takes on the controversial task to send out signals from Earth to potentially habitable planets. The story reflects back on us as Earthlings and expands our view and imagination. The documentary crew has been following this story and these characters since 2014. 

So, is ET out there? This fundamental question is the driving force for our characters. So far this question has no answer – it’s a final frontier for the imagination based on our own dreams and nightmares.

The film takes place as we are entering a new space age, a time when one of the oldest questions – “Are we Alone?” – could actually be answered.


Directors/Cinematography: Per Bifrost and Alexander Rynéus
Producer: Malla Grapengiesser
Length:  ca 90 min

With development support from:
The Swedish Film Institute
Filmbasen/Film Stockholm
Film in Dalarna
Konstnärsnämnden / The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Selected for Twelve For the Future 2014/2015
Selected for the 15 edition of the MeetMarket., Sheffield 6 – 11 June 2019. 62 projects have been invited to pitch from about 500 submissions.