As too often happens in this business, really promising projects never see the light of day. This one lamentably fell victim to industry consolidation, despite a modest budget and exciting take on the material. I was tasked primarily with envisioning a human-supported alien spaceport in the middle of rice fields. The ships and structures were meant to be simple, enigmatic shapes floating impossibly in contrast to pastoral american landscapes. As is also often the case, director inspiration came from artwork in the current zeitgeist, in this case the iconic work of Simon Stålenhag, from who's aesthetic this borrows considerably.