Alien Proof Construction specialises in the design, build and installation of full-scale sets, props and special effects for film, TV, theatre and events
ATMs just not Mardi Gras enough? We will bejewel them. The main street of Broome too in the present? Let us transform it into a 1950s set, complete with tonnes of blood-red Pindan and an authentic tin hotel
Alien Proof has over 35 years in the set construction industry as part of build teams for major shows including Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith; My Kitchen Rules; Bran Nue Dae; and Life on the Line. We also have a strong focus on art-based TVCs and new media promotion (ANZ GAYTMs; Cloud 9 Frozen in the Clouds campaign).
Our special effects include an array of experiments including an air-powered canon for Steampunks, a petrol-bombed, flooded caravan for a Seabellie’s music video, and Scuba Driver, a rusting Kombie, sealed, waterproofed and filled with eight tonnes of water and driven by a scuba “driver” and his mermaid.
From kitting out classic muscle cars for a high-octane drag race, to designing an on-road dancefloor cantina, a pimped-out, tech-heavy mood lab and a yearly Mad-Max inspired dirt-track pilgrimage, vehicle customisation is all part of the show.
- Set design
- Set construction
- Construction management
- Special effects
- Steel fabrication/ welding
- CNC cutting
- Vac forming
- Scenic art/ finishing
- On-site builds
- Vehicle customisation
Our St Peters, Sydney-based crew includes a talented army of setbuilders, carpenters, welders, designers, art department, props makers, scenic artists, special effects specialists, labourers, runners and unit professionals. Director, Cameron Stanton, is a NIDA-trained construction manager with over 35 years experience in the business, and is widely considered a brilliant maverick.
The team will go above and beyond to get the right result for any job, will ensure the fastest turnaround from build to shoot, and has a great working knowledge of on-set etiquette, interpreting direction, use of camera angles, and location scope – in fact they quickly become locals in every town.
We know every job is about quality, time and money and we aim to get the very best value out of any budget without compromising our commitment to you.
“Alien Proof is the ultimate screen production house, manned by the irrepressible Ran and a team that go the distance, even if that means relocating to the desert for a month.”Sam Hobbs, Production Designer
“I didn’t think anyone could build me a nine-metre flaming bonfire for a smoke-sensitive OH+S-shackled indoor event. But they did it and it remains unforgettable!”Ed Horne, Art Director