Alien Anthropologists is a romantic comedy/political farce set in America in the near future.
Frustrated with government corruption and the breakdown of the rule of law but being a believer in the power of positive thinking, I turned my frustration to humor and love by writing Alien Anthropologists, a Romantic Comedy/Political farce.
In my story, aliens from another world have been assigned to the center of evil on the planet, Washington D.C. Objective observers, they are forbidden to use their special powers in aid of humanity least “… this pestilence known as humankind spread into the rest of the Universe.”
In 2017 I produced an Episode from my story Alien Anthropologists. I was indeed gratified that it garner top awards throughout planet earth including at one of the longest running and most respected film festivals on our tiny little orb, The 51st Annual WorldFest International Film Festival.
The opening of my film features a desolate mountain landscape as the first title fades in and out:
“After a Brief Respite from Tyranny, The Old Republic is Again Under the Thumb of the Elites.”
As alien visitor Zeno’s spacecraft is seen entering earth’s atmosphere, another title fades in and out:
“Somewhere in the remote reaches of the United Socialist States of America – 2022”
Little did I imagine in 2017 that my little farce, in a few short weeks during the spring of 2020, would foretell the dystopian authoritarian nightmare that our country and our fellow citizens are currently laboring under.
Many moons ago I attended and graduated from film school. Back then I had this thought that I wanted to be a writer and longed for the day when maturity and life experience would provide me with something to say. Alas, fast forward to the present! The material and inspiration is coming fast and thick.
An example, unfortunately one of which we can all now relate to. A few weeks back before the looting and burning commenced I again had to make a trip to Home Depot. Parking my car I saw a long line of terrified looking customers all spaced six feet apart and all wearing masks while they waited their turn to enter the store in small driblets least the official capacity be overwhelmed. Crossing the parking lot to the back of the line a dystopian announcement blared over the loud speaker as if from some creepy B movie with a ridiculous Orwellian theme:
“We are Home Depot want you to know that we are here for you in these trying times. Please remember to always wash your hands, wear your mask, practice proper social distancing and, if you have to sneeze, sneeze into your elbow! But most of all, please know that we at Home Depot appreciate that we are all in this together!!”
A sharp pain stabbed my chest as I tried to recall if I had remembered to take a double dose of my blood pressure meds that morning. If I had submitted this stuff in a motion picture script way back in say January 2020 I would have been laughed out of the producer’s office:
“Look, kid, it’s a cleaver plot line but the details of your dystopian little story are totally ridiculous and absurd. I mean come on - the entire economy of the United States and most of the rest of world is shut down for what amounts to the common flu?! The entire population is running around terrified wearing mask with their eyes bulging out? Home Depot is blaring out instructions over the loud speaker like in some Stasi detention camp to ‘sneeze into your elbow’ and ‘We’re all in this together?!’ Police chiefs are laying belly down in fear and begging forgiveness for ‘systemic racism?’ Please. I understand you want to write narrative fiction but your narrative needs to have at least some minimal contact with reality. What you’ve written is totally insane and unbelievable!!”
On the home page watch the Episode of Alien Anthropologists which I filmed back in 2017. Back then I imagined that what I had written was simply an absurd comedy. It give me no comfort to think that my story was prescient. My fervent hope and prayer is that freedom, common sense and the rule of law will eventually prevail and that America will continue to be a place of refuge for those who seek opportunity and love freedom.
The United Socialist States of America – sometime in the near future. After a brief respite from tyranny, the old republic is again under the thumb of the elites.
Aliens have been on planet earth for decades. Scientists from a distant world, here only to observe the imminent self-destruction of humanity.
Jack Wilson, a rare anomaly, an honest Senator, has been sent to the swamp known as Washington D.C. There is no way he will survive – no way, unless an alien visitor were to violate the primary command.
ROBERT KIRK PRODUCTIONS
“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
Robert Kirk graduated from film school with a Fine Arts Degree in Motion Pictures/Television. Following graduation, after a few years in the film making school of hard knocks, he obtained a law degree after which he worked a full career in government service from which he is honorably retired.
Fed up with the corruption in the seminal institutions of our Federal Government, but a believer in the power of positive thinking, he turned his frustration to humor writing the romantic/political farce, Alien Anthropologists
In an era of increasing frustration over government corruption, Alien Anthropologists is a cathartic release for the beleaguered masses as alien visitor Zeno turns the tables on our Washington Establishment Elites on issues that ring with the common sense and truth too long suppressed by our Elite Overseers.
CAST & CREW
Every person involved in the making of the film, Alien Anthropologists has been a true professional and a delight to have on board.
My thanks to all involved in this project. From start to finish, I could not have asked for a better cast or crew. This film could not have been made without you and for that I am forever grateful for your participation. Special thanks go out to those behind the scenes but who nonetheless contributed greatly to the successful filming of Alien Anthropologists. Loretta Falkner, Kimm Kent, Ronda Fiello, Elaine Bartolome, Amy Cox, Scott Whittle, Terry Tegnazian and Heine Monteleone, a big thanks to you all as well as our fabulous cast & crew