Following the success of Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese ventures into the sci-fi genre for the first time in his career. The result is an alien invasion that is over before it has really begun
Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest directors of our time. But that doesn’t mean he only brings 3.5-hour epics like Killers of the Flower Moon to the movies. On the contrary: from music videos to cameos in the TikTok videos of his daughter Francesca, his work now encompasses various forms of moving image art.
Commercials can also be found in his filmography. The 16-minute hotel commercial The Audition, for example, for which Scorsese received a budget of 70 (!) million US dollars in 2015, is notorious. Now he has shot another commercial that works with the motifs of classic and modern science fiction cinema
Martin Scorsese ventures into sci-fi territory for new commercial, but nobody is interested in the aliens
The latest commercial in Scorsese’s oeuvre is entitled Hello Down There and was created for a US company that is primarily known for its website construction kits. In the 97-second video, Scorsese as director imagines an alien invasion that could hardly be more bleak.
The reason: the humans are unaware of the flying saucers because they are staring at their smartphones, tablets and laptops. The aliens have to get creative to get the attention of the earthlings. Luckily, there’s a tool that can send a message to all screens
You can watch Scorsese’s commercial here:
Scorsese wouldn’t be Scorsese if he didn’t think about the history of cinema when directing a new film. He smuggles a few images from the Japanese sci-fi classic The Aliens Appear in Tokyo into the spot, as if he were giving us the next viewing recommendation.
In addition, another video has been released showing Scorsese and his daughter planning the project. However, it is not a real making-of, but another part of the advertising campaign, which is entirely focused on the personality of the filmmaker and the dynamic with his daughter
Hello Down There was produced for a release at the Super Bowl, which takes place on February 12, 2024. Every year, companies are not the only ones to use the sporting event as an opportunity to draw attention to their products with elaborate commercials. Some studios are also represented again this year and give us a glimpse of the biggest blockbusters of the year. Among other things, a trailer for Deadpool 3 is expected