John Was Trying to Contact Aliens – Every detail about the release and cast we know

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens is an upcoming documentary, directed and produced by Matthew Killip. He is a British filmmaker and his short documentaries have played at various film festivals including True/False Film Fest and Sundance Film Festival. He is also an editor and worked on many projects with director Michael Almereyda and Jeremy Deller.


Read on to know more about the upcoming Netflix documentary ‘John Was Trying to Contact Aliens’.

When is John Was Trying to Contact Aliens releasing?

John was trying contacting Aliens is going to be a 16 minutes documentary and is set to release in the year 2020. It is scheduled to release on August 20, 2020, at 12 am PST. It is going to stream on Netflix.

Is there any trailer of John Was Trying to Contact Aliens?

Yes, a short documentary’s official trailer was launched on January 17, 2020. You all can check out its trailer on the channel of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).


Who is in the cast of John Was Trying to Contact Aliens?

This documentary is a non-fiction short film based on the mission of John Shepherd. He himself is going to be a part of this documentary. He was very keen and curious about aliens. When he was a young man, his curiosity about aliens grew and still believes that there is something out there and we can make contact with them.

What John Was Trying to Contact Aliens is about?

This short documentary is about John Shepherd, whose mission was contacting with aliens. He used to live with his grandparents in rural Michigan. He transformed that place into a laboratory and made machines with all the available tools and equipment. From that laboratory, he used to broadcast experimental music millions of miles into space. He tried to make contact with aliens for over 3 centuries from the laboratory he formed.

In the summer of 1972, his place became the base of project STRAT Special Telemetry Research And Tracking project. This project was about sending broadcasting signals and music into space to build a contract with aliens. Despite all his efforts in order to seek information about aliens, his signals remained unanswered.

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