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.
Bioengineered to terraform our Earth, the worker alien secretes spores; black, corrosive and nano-organic in matter. The creative team wanted to stay away from a spore delivery method that was too horrific, so rather than injecting spores, we explored the idea of a tar-like substance that the alien ‘painted’ on surfaces. Once applied, the tiny spores within the tar get to work, spreading and duplicating to create a vast network, like a root system. For the patternation of this system, we wanted to hint at the alien’s underlying programming and intelligence by finding a balance between geometric conditioning and organic chaos.