Alien From L.A. is a 1988 science fiction film that stars Kathy Ireland as a young woman who visits the underground civilization of Atlantis.
The film was mostly shot in Johannesburg, at producer Avi Lerner’s studio, plus additional shooting in Durban, Swakopmund, Namibia. Locations ranged from South Africa’s deep digging mines and gold fields both on the outskirts of Johannesburg. There was one additional day of shooting at a safari complex near Pretoria.
While scouting and shooting, director Albert Pyun felt acutely uncomfortable as a non-white being the head of a largely white crew. The company flew to Namibia in a DC-30 cargo plane which landed on a dirt landing strip outside Windhoek, Namibia. The most of the Namibia shoot took place in and around the old German colonial town of Swakopmund, Namibia. Company also shot along the famed Skeleton coast of Namibia.