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Kaleidoscope Man

Kaleidoscope Man (2019) Movie Poster
UK / France  •    •  98m  •    •  Directed by: Simon Cox.  •  Starring: Simon Haycock, Lucy Drive, Julie Hoult, Danny Steele, Sophie Anderson, Jon Campling, Toyah Willcox, Michael Bott, Kate Davies-Speak, Julian Boote, Ian Brooker, John Dyer, Nina Stratford.  •  Music by: Benjamin Symons.
    After the death of his young daughter, Thomas Dunn is a man who has lost his faith. His life has crumbled and his confidence is shattered. Yet, on this day he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. Maybe this is their chance to move away from the tragedy of the past and for him to find his faith again. But also on this day a large alien mother-ship appears in the heavens and the people of earth are suddenly plagued with visions about the end of civilization. Tom and Mandy are split up as the mother-ship launches a massive alien fleet which attack the towns and cities of earth. Tom must look deep within himself to find not just his faith but the wisdom and strength to save the human race from the horrors that threaten them. However, first he must find Mandy, as he discovers that their new baby holds the key to the future of mankind. The battle lines are drawn and the final stance for Earth is about to begin.


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Hi, I'm Simon Cox, the Writer & Director of Invasion Planet Earth. I know its probably not normal for the director of a film to write on here but I have been a bit surprised at the level of negativity thrown towards my labor of love - and I wanted to say something.

Yes, its micro budget (I would loved to have made if for a LOT more, but try raising finance for a film here in the UK and you'll see just how hard it is!) Yes, there are sound issues at the start of the film (I couldn't afford to pay for the studio in LA where the actor lives to record the ADR to fix the problem). Yes, some of the FX's are a bit flakey (I couldn't afford to hire CGI experts to do it, so I had to learn how to do it myself). Yes, the story gets a bit complicated in the middle and yes, not everything is explained, so you have to think about it. However, myself, the cast and crew have worked very hard to make a unique film that we hope will move and inspired you. And a lot of people seem to be enjoying it too. It is inspired by sci-fi from the 1970's, like Space 1999, Buck Roger, Battlestar Galactica, Dr Who and the Six Million Dollar Man - It is not trying to be anything more - certainly not like something created by Disney or Marvel.

The reason I went for it and decided to make a sci-fi epic on a zero budget by the way, was because I was in my late 40's and realised that Hollywood wasn't going to give me the opportunity, so I decided to take the plunge and do it in anyway I could. Personally, I'm delighted with the film and I even got a UK theatrical release and was recently called up by Legendary Pictures in the US who wanted to, 'talk to me about it'.

Making films has been a deep passion of mine since I was a kid and I am not use to being aggressively attacked for it. If you don't like my movie, I'm sorry. But if you look at what the film is actually about you will see that it has important things to say about human loss and hope - it also shines a light on mental illness and how people in society are marginalized for it. I don't know why I'm telling you this but I think some of you should consider the impact of your comments. There are REAL people involved here, with feelings just like you. We live in a free country and I welcome constructive comments - even if you don't like my movie - But please do not dismiss it out of hand or hit out at the actors. Watch it and consider what I am trying to say with it, even on a micro budget. I believe we have created something quite magical with Invasion Planet Earth.

Review by simon-alphastar from the Internet Movie Database.