Calling E.T.

Just imagine that we were to get in touch with extraterrestrial intelligence. Now, in our lifetime! There is a small group of people who are seriously taking this unlikely scenario into account. Their daily life is spent looking for signals from extraterrestrial civilisations and wondering how we, earthlings, should present ourselves if we were to make real contact. There is a protocol for the big moment. The wish to speak as one world. But will we manage to do that?  Old tensions dating from the Cold War between the West and Russia, are surfacing again in this area. Can contact with extraterrestrial beings help to solve the problems of our planet?

But what are we to imagine ‘extraterrestrial intelligence’ is like? Are they like us people; gregarious animals, anxious and violent? Do they see a future enemy in us? Or has E.T. evolved further and will they teach us people how to interact with one another? The film gives a penetrating insight into our human fears and longings.




Prosper de Roos

Regisseur Prosper de Roos maakt
documentaire – en fictiefilms. Hij studeerde aan de School voor Fotografie te Den Haag en aan de St. Joost Kunstacademie te Breda. Kenmerkende elementen zijn vaak ongewone onderwerpkeuze en benadering.

Winnaar Golden Olive Award 2002 voor “A night with Michael”. International Bunker Festival, Ciaixe, Italië.
Winnaar Nederlandse Academy Award 1998. Voor documentaire project: “Ik ben Boos, Lorenzo & Daniel”.


Camera: Rob Hodselmans
Sound: Benny Jansen
Editor: Jos Driessen, Govert Janse
Composer: Jeroen Goeijers
Excutive producer: Jaap van Hoewijk
Producer: Frank van den Engel
Commission editor nps: Annemiek van der Zanden

Sript coach: Eugenie Jansen
Production russia: Edwin Trommelen
Russian assistent: Marina Drozdova
Subtitles: Erik Pezarro , Masja Novikova, Carla Kloet
Translation: Eva Mesker
Voice over: Peter Bolhuis
Sound mixer: Jeroen Goeijers
Theremin player: Wilco Botermans
Offline edit: Studio Vermeer
Grader: Jef Grosfeld
Online: Loods Lux & Lumen
Artwork: Kunny van der Ploeg
Production managers: Willemijn Cerutti, Jorinde Sorée
Assistent producer: Charlotte Sarneel, Mara Mouwen

Supported by
Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund
The Netherlands Film Fund