The ALITA Project is a Proof of Concept fan film. It was made solely to display our vision for a live-action Battle Angel Alita. The Battle Angel is one of our all time favorite fictional characters, and we are honored to present our vision of what could be done in live-action.This project is completely non-profit and made purely for the enjoyment of fans. We hope you enjoy Alita in her first live-action appearance!

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The people who made “The ALITA Project”

LAC HeadShot

Lauren Ashley Carter


McCroskey HeadShot

Matt McCroskey


Forrest Team

Forrest McClain

Creator / Writer

Natasha Team

Natasha Kermani



Tim Wu

Director of Photography


Alita – Lauren Ashley Carter
Daisuke Ido – Matt McCroskey
Zapan Goons – Jason Mello & Bryce Biederman

Creator / Writer – Forrest McClain
Executive Producers – Justin & Nicole Eure
Director – Natasha Kermani
Associate Producer / Editor – Gabriel De Urioste

Director of Photography – Tim Wu
Assistant Camera – James Herron
Swing – Patrick McDevitt

Music Composition – Mt Eden – Jesse Cooper & Harley Rayner
Sound Effects – Boom Libraries

Production Designers – Anna Pasz
Art Director – Cidney Hue
Art Director – Nicole Eure

Prosthetics – Anna Pasz
Special Makeup Effects – Lauren Conoscenti
Special Lighting Design – Edward Richardson

Hair – Michael Thomas Zambrano
Makeup – Flynn Pyykkonen
Wardrobe Consultant – Caroline Thornton
Wardrobe – Alice Hood

Conceptual Design / Story Boards – Shamus Beyale

Stunt Coordinator – Corey Pierno
Stuntmen – Jason Mello & Bryce Biederman

Visual Effects – Tim Wu
Matte Painting – Shamus Beyale

Transportation – Amery Kessler

Camera – RED Epic supplied by Bokeh Pictures


The Eure Family
Chelsea Whyte
The Pierno Family

The McClain Family
Dominick Sivilli

Seth Hagenstein
Alice Hood

Tina Braz
Noah Shulman

Behind the Scenes

Our goal with The ALITA Project was to create a proof of concept that would not only be faithful to the original graphic novel series, but would be exciting and fresh for audiences old and new.

We were able to assemble a team of Battle Angel Alita enthusiasts, all dedicated to making the character come to life. We spent a total of 2 years planning and building our project.


Our mission was to create a film that had a feel of another time period. Everything was made practically, no computer graphics used. We felt Alita deserved this kind of detail and love to embody her first live-action appearance.


We worked closely with illustrator and designer Shamus Beyale on the overall look and structure of the film. Shamus not only created our beautiful storyboards but designed and painted the Matte Painting, seen at the end of the film. Similar to the other practical effects, we wanted to use a Matte Painting to create our scrapyard scene as opposed to a CG landscape.

Check out more of Shamus’ work here: Shamus Beyale Blogspot

Check out the storyboards! Click for a larger preview.




Stills from “The ALITA Project”

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