Earlier this year Netflix announced a number of documentary shorts that were arriving over Summer and the third and final one now has a trailer. “John Was Trying to Contact Aliens” arrives on August 20th and tells the story of John Shepherd who has spent over 30 years trying to contact aliens.
John Shepherd had a special mission in life: to make contact with aliens. Over the course of thirty years John transformed his grandparents’ home in rural Michigan into an incredible laboratory from which he broadcast music millions of miles into space. John Was Trying to Contact Aliens charts the rise and fall of this one man SETI project, before opening up into a broader story about the human need for connection. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.