Aliens Abducted My Parents And Now I Feel Kinda Left Out


The Main 5 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 3:20 PM
The Main 5 Sat, Apr 22, 2023 3:10 PM
Pop's Art Theater Rochester Sun, Apr 23, 2023 1:00 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:Nextwave Family Features
Release Year:2023
Runtime:87 min
Print Source:Visit Films
Tags:Family Friendly
Science Fiction
Director:Jake Van Wagoner
Executive Producer:Adam Thomas Anderegg
Russ Kendall
Tom Krebs
John Foss
Producer:Jake Van Wagoner
Micah W. Merrill
Maclain Nelson
Austin Everett
Jeremy Prusso
Emma Tremblay
Jacob Buster
Elizabeth Mitchell
Will Forte
Co-Producer:Katie Geilman
Bob Merrick
Cinematographer:Jeremy Prusso
Screenwriter:Austin Everett
Editor:Whitney Houser
Composer:Michael Lee Bishop
Principal Cast:Emma Tremblay
Jacob Buster
Kenneth Cummins
Will Forte
Elizabeth Mitchell


Recommended ages 11+

When Itsy’s family moves from the city to the middle of nowhere Utah, her life seems pretty much over until she meets her space-obsessed neighbor, Calvin, aka the school oddball. An aspiring journalist, Itsy’s curiosity is sparked by the amateur astronaut. Following this excellent lead for a story that just might get her a summer internship in NYC, Itsy soon uncovers the ‘why’ behind the teen’s single-minded focus. Calvin is closely tracking the next arrival of Jesper’s Comet because the last time it came…aliens abducted his parents. Both outsiders following their dreams, Itsy and Calvin head out on an adventure in search of the truth. What happens on the comet’s tail is stranger than either of them could have imagined. Inspired by classic Spielberg but set in the 2020s, Aliens is a heart-warming sci-fi coming-of-age drama (think Stranger Things, but way less scary) fresh from the 2023 Sundance Film Festival’s Kids section. –Deb Girdwood

Director Biography

Working in the industry for the last decade, Jake Van Wagoner is a Utah-based filmmaker, who writes and directs and often appears in his own productions. His credits include: Christmas Time (2017) and the TV sketch show Studio C.