Kent Tate: SIGHTINGS Single Channel movie. Video & Music: Kent Tate, 4 Min. 12 Sec. 2013

During my childhood I spent countless hours daydreaming. Often about beaming aboard an alien spacecraft where they would ask me about life on Earth. I would enthusiastically tell them my thoughts and observations about this or that, which the space aliens always seemed to find interesting. In retrospect I was engaging in a transference of my frustration that no one on this planet seemed particularly interested in my opinions.

At that time I was a voracious reader of science fiction novels. In particular Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and Isaac Asimov. Von Däniken’s "Chariots of the Gods?" even had me convinced for a time that we were apes with a genetic implant. After attending Expo 67 in Montreal and watching Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” I was certain that the 21st Century would manifest as the Expo pavilions and that movie appeared to predict.

Official selection: Zero International film Festival, Toronto, Ontario - Zero International film Festival, Montreal, Quebec - Fargo International Film Festival, Fargo North Dakota - Reel Rave International Film Festival, Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan - Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois.