In 2020 we were approached by the team behind the ‘Invasion’ TV series to assist in designing the worker class aliens. A unique and challenging opportunity, we worked closely with VFX Producer Matt Robken and VFX Supervisor Erik Henry to develop a creature unlike anything on this earth.
Alongside the look of the creature itself, we were tasked with exploring its locomotion and apparatus for terraforming, which had to be evident in its form and the shapes that it takes. Similar to ferrofluid, the alien’s ‘skin’ looks like a hard shell but moves like mercury, so it can absorb bullets when fired upon and move in a hypnotising, unpredictable and organic way. As it moves through space it tesseracts, turning itself inside out and realigning its limbs to propel itself through whatever terrain it finds itself in.