Film Review – Alien Addiction (2018)

Director Shae Sterling has created some “Good S**t”. Cast members Jimi Jackson, Thomas Sainsbury and Jojo Wakka take us on a 137-minute journal. A real laugh for a small indie film.

Alien Addiction is available on Digital Download from 12th October 2020.


Alien Addiction follows Riko (Jimi Jackson) who lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere (Waikato, New Zealand). Life was pretty normal until two aliens crash landed near Riko’s house.

He welcomes the aliens and together they develop an intergalactic relationship of epic proportions. Alientologist Peter Mackintosh (Thomas Sainsbury) has tracked the aliens and Riko, and plans to capture them and reveal them to the world.


This is quite a small indie film so obviously, there is not going to be blockbuster names or advanced FX but it’s funny! It’s funny in random ways, ways you’re not expecting and a random snigger comes out your mouth!

This film is for those with a sense of humour, a little less decorum and has strong language along the way.

The film is bonkers

Aliens land in a small town in New Zealand and their first encounter with humans is watching a woman taking a dump in the woods and they believe this is our way of making an offering to Aliens. I haven’t done that scene justice at all, it’s a lot more amusing than it reads.

After inhaling the offerings, their aim throughout the rest of the film is to get – wasted! Lucky for them Riko, who befriends the aliens, takes them on a tour of the town with some hilarious scenes along the way, one of my favourites is when they’re getting their disguises because the blue long faces are so easy to disguise with a curly black wig and glasses.

I love how the comedy just jumps out at you, it’s unexpected but you’re watching the film with a laugh just bubbling under the surface the entire time as you never know what Riko, the aliens or his crazy aunty is going to do next!

Alien Addiction goes to show you don’t need a Hollywood film studio to create a genuinely funny movie!

Alien Addiction will be released on Digital Download from 12th October in the UK and Ireland.