Director Elijah Broughton and screenwriter Sean Furey bring some sci-fi fun with their alien invasion short film, Attack of the Swole People.
A government Agent (Rachel Noble) and her Rookie partner (Ian Kramer) are called to investigate the mysterious death of a man who had his throat cut. What’s odd about the murder is a missing stash of creatine, the muscle-building protein powder. Instantly, the Agent knows this was part of an extraterrestrial invasion. Now she and the Rookie must foil the aliens’ plan.
“What’s odd about the murder is a missing stash of creatine…”
Attack of the Swole People is a fun, though very low-budget sci-fi thriller. All expenses were spared except for a few costumes. This DIY production uses spooky lighting and half-decent gory make-up effects.
We’re here to have fun, which comes from the relationship between the Agent and the Rookie. Reminiscent of Men in Black, Noble plays a no-s***s-given Agent, and Kramer is her overly-enthusiastic naive, and not-so-bright partner. The Agent knows exactly what’s going on and reveals only so much to the Rookie to keep him safe.
For fans of low-budget 1950s sci-fi, Attack of the Swole People will not disappoint.
For more screening information on Attack of the Swole People, visit the Petrichor Motion Pictures YouTube channel.
"…a fun...very low-budget sci-fi thriller."