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Three young misfits venture into the Australian outback to find what they believe is a meteorite that has crash landed near their country town, only to discover it’s something far more mysterious.

“Down To Earth” by Nick Crowhurst

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Alex is a typical shy teenager crushing hard on his space obsessed next-door neighbour, Stacey. Despite the elaborate efforts to attract her attention, often with the misguided help of his doofus of a best friend, Eddie, Stacey barely notices him. This all changes when a meteorite crash lands on the outskirts of their small Australian country town. Seeing it an opportunity to get closer to Stacey, Alex proposes the three of them try and find it. Armed with a map, some walkie talkies and, in Eddie’s case, ample snacks, the three venture off into the outback. As the sun sets and with Eddie slowing them down, their chances of finding the meteorite quickly fades, until they stumble across a smoking barn and inside discover something out of this world!

“Down To Earth” Credits:
Director – Nick Crowhurst
Writer – Stephanie Jaclyn
Producer – Jodie Kirkbride
Executive Producer – Sarah Skubala
Executive Producer – Adam Skubala
Co-Producer – Stephanie Jaclyn

Alex – Sebastien Skubala
Eddie – Liam Daughtry
Stacey – Kiki Nicholls

Stacey’s Mum – Krystal Brock
Alien – Daisy Fryer
Alex Stunt Double – Matt Alderson
Extra – Ania Soltys
Extra – Jodie Kirkbride

Director of Photography – Maxx Corkindale
Production Designe – Nick Crowhurst
Editor – Nick Crowhurst
Costume Designer – Stephanie Jaclyn

Focus Puller – Jake Cooper
Clapper Loader – Lewis Kennedy
Gaffer – Josh Koster
Sound Recordist – Leah McKeown
1st AD – Jodie Kirkbride
Script Supervisor – Madelaine Ramsay
Unit Manager – Sarah Skubala
Locations Manager – Adam Skubala
Runner – Adam Skubala
Stunt Coordinator – Daisy Fryer
Driver – Christine Cutting
Hair & Makeup Artist – Ania Soltys
SFX Makeup Supervisor – Leigh Madden
SFX Makeup – Davinia Coomber
SFX Makeup – Georgia Green
SFX Makeup – Liana Krassas
Slime Wrangling Goop Girl – Liana Krassas
Alien Designer – Leigh Madden

Art Department – Emily Brockbank
Art Department – Sam Gower
Art Department – Grace Miles
Art Department – Jason Ken
Set Dresser – Sam Gower
Set Dresser – Emily Brockbank
Set Dresser – Adam Skubala
VFX Artist – Madeleine Deane
Sound Design – Ben Galotta
Colourist – Nick Crowhurst
Colourist – Maxx Corkindale
Music Composer Nathan Cummins

Very Special Thanks to Adam Skubala & Sarah Skubala

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  1. "Down To Earth" was created by the "out of this world" Nick Crowhurst and his talented team. Be sure to check out his instagram and websites to keep up with the film as well as his other latest creative endeavors:

  2. Bloody excellent, mates. We need a series following on from this one. 😍😍😍😍😍😍🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩😮😮😮😳😳😳😳

  3. All that and they shoot the alien??. Thumbs down!!

  4. if they hadan Apollo 5 id be home

  5. Enforce our immigration laws. Got it.

  6. Dude, this would make an AMAZING video game, in like the style of Generation Zero with the whole Stranger Things 80s aesthetic. Tell me I'm wrong. Lol.

  7. This is a fun coming of age story. It's always good to leave the audience wanting more and you did that superbly. Bravo! I can't wait to see more!

  8. it reminds me the Stranger Things

  9. Well done I really enjoyed this.

  10. 1970's teenagers. Modern teens would demand their parents give them a ride… or they'd just be sitting looking at their cell phones.

  11. Loved it. Had the 80s vibe to it.

  12. Well made, entertaining with a good ending

  13. great beginning for a movie ' even though i'm sure it's been done !

  14. Coming to Netflix slightly odd things

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