What's an alien invasion film without an alien? Well, just an invasion film I guess - but we needed an alien!
As this is meant to be very '50's B-movie in feel, we wanted practical effects. Not a puppet or stop-motion but a person in a costume. This is also meant to be a B-movie so we weren't after outdoing Geiger's Alien but a good old-fashioned green-skinned bug eyed humanoid.
The plaster head. Not perfect, but good enough.
Getting ahead of ourselves
Count the eyes
The Director lends a hand
The gloves were made from pipe insulation, cut and covered in duct tape.
Although this was "low ammonia" latex, we still smelled like crazy cat people.
It aint easy being green
The head back from being sprayed stops in the office.
Getting the eye socket done.
The finished head, before being attached to Jana
Surrender, puny humans!
A reason to celebrate!
The Demise of the Alien
With shooting complete - on an extremely hot day - Jana is finally released from the alien make-up!