Preston is a hot spot for UFO sightings. It also has the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese population.
Such local trivia was the starting point for artist Shezad Dawood when he was developing a project in the town. The end result is this gentle and witty science fiction movie.
A young Chinese-looking couple land in a spaceship outside Preston, their mission: to re-establish contact and bring home the ‘Glorious 100’, sent to Earth millennia ago, in human form, to study and observe the development of our race.
After making contact with one of the 100, who now appears as a Pakistani shopkeeper, they discover that many of the 100 have become too ‘influenced’ by their adopted home and the trio must help them get ready to leave.
Somewhere between Patrick Keeler’s ROBINSON IN SPACE and THE 4400, the film takes in the controversial Brutalist structure of Preston Bus Station, and Avenham Park (site of the first mass Mormon baptisms) where large crowds of local people are drawn towards the strange lights of the alien arrival.
Nothing will ever be the same again.