A young boy searches for answers after his dad goes missing at sea, but after discovering a strange fossil on a Yorkshire beach, he thinks it could be the missing piece of the puzzle.
As a philosophy graduate, obsession is a theme that has always fascinated me; characters that are lost or lack hope and become absorbed in their quest for truth or meaning. Lucas becomes obsessively driven to know the truth about his father’s disappearance, and now with the discovery of a mysterious fossil in a sea cave, he believes he’s found a way of finding out what really happened. Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ has always been a favourite of mine, it's both eerie and visually stunning, but it is the way that it presents the discovery of the creature that keeps me coming back. The intrigue and wonder the characters have, even if they suspect it could be dangerous, they can’t help themselves. I wanted our story to be based in the world we know, so I started to think about a story surrounding an alien hiding in plain sight for a long time, on earth, waiting to be discovered. What might it want? What could it do? And how could it attach itself to Lucas in a way that he can't escape?