Extraordinary: The Seeding … Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

j3FILMSWhen so many people reached out to us after watching our first film, Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story, we realized it was mission accomplished. We knew it would be a polarizing film simply because of the subject matter, but as filmmakers, our goal from the beginning was to present the story (and evidence) in an objective manner so viewers could make up their own minds as to whether or not they believed the story to be true. We also wanted to provide the nudge that would compel people to at least consider the possibilities. Do extraterrestrial beings exist? And if they do, are they abducting humans for some kind of experimental purpose?

We didn’t make the film for true believers or hard-core skeptics; it was made for those who live somewhere in the middle, in the space where most of us reside – a place where healthy skepticism and childlike curiosity constantly co-mingle. We made it for those who aren’t afraid to ask the questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What don’t we know about the universe that surrounds us?

Most importantly, we wanted to tell a story about what it is to be human. Regardless of whether or not you believe in UFOs and/or alien contact, there are tens of thousands of people across the planet who have had UFO-related encounters and been profoundly affected by them. By telling their stories, our hope is that others can be empathetic to their experiences.

With the success of the first film, we were asked by The Orchard, our distributor partner in L.A., to create more content. We told them there was more to this story and that we would like to go deeper down the rabbit hole to tell it. Our second film, Extraordinary: The Seeding, is the result of these efforts. The film is a logical progression from where the first one took us, akin to continuing to put the pieces of a complex puzzle together. If aliens do exist and they are abducting humans for experimental reasons, what exactly do these experiments entail and why are they conducting them?

Over the years, as we’ve researched these strange phenomena, we’ve come across many individuals who claim to have been abducted by extraterrestrials. In particular, women have come forward and shared what they describe as abductions followed by pregnancies that can’t be explained and that end in strange miscarriages where the fetus simply disappears. In many of these cases, they describe another abduction a few years later during which they are shown their “hybrid” children on board alien craft.

Without exception, these women are sincere and credible; they hesitate to come forward with their stories out of fear of being ridiculed and having to relive the nightmare. In all cases, their lives are changed forever. Sometimes relationships are destroyed, as are careers, but many of these courageous individuals manage to come out on the other side stronger and with a keen sense of purpose. And some even become voices for those who are still struggling in silence with the fear and trauma.

We, the filmmakers, have become more open-minded and understanding as a result of making this second installment in the Extraordinary series. We originally set out to find as much tangible “evidence” as we could, and while this is most certainly critical when it comes to validating the reality of these strange phenomena, our main goal as filmmakers is to share human experiences. Our true gift in sharing this story is introducing you to the experiencers themselves – the individuals who go to work every day, love their families and otherwise live like the rest of us, but who have been touched by something so extraordinary as to have been profoundly touched by it forever.

As Extraordinary: The Seeding gets set to premiere at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on November 17, 2018, our hope is that it resonates with viewers like our first film did, and that it also compels them to feel a little more compassion and empathy for the individuals who are trying to cope with their extraordinary experiences.

“extraordinary: the stan romanek story” debuts on Netflix July 3!

 

j3FILMS and The Orchard are proud to announce that extraordinary: the stan romanek story will begin streaming on Netflix Monday, July 3, 2017.

j3FILMS would like to heap tons of praise on the distribution team at The Orchard for all their hard work to help us bring this important story to the widest audience possible. Our goal from day one was not to make a film about UFO phenomena but to share a human story that would hopefully allow audiences to get a glimpse into what it’s like to be an experiencer.

Stan Romanek’s story is polarizing, and we knew that going in. As you can see by the reviews of the film on Amazon and iTunes, people are either intrigued or they dislike it. We made the film to stimulate conversation among the widest audience possible in effort to move the discussion into the mainstream. Haters gonna hate, and that’s fine. But there’s a reason for negative responses, and getting the good along with the bad out in the open creates an lively discourse, and there is nothing wrong with that either.

If you’ve already watched the film, thank you. If you’ve been waiting for it to show up on Netflix, today’s you’re lucky day! We encourage all previous viewers to gather friends and watch the movie again. Once the film is over, ask one simple question to begin an engaging conversation: What if this is all real?

If you don’t have Netflix, the film is still available on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation and a variety of other digital platforms. Just click this link to watch the film.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported this project and all who desire to keep the conversation going. Cheers!

Partnership with The Orchard takes “Extraordinary” global

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When Jack Roth brought the idea of a documentary project about this guy in Colorado who had several abduction experiences, I wasn’t exactly champing at the bit to dive in. Seems like yesterday, but it was eight years ago this spring.

It didn’t take long to see the intrigue after Jack passed along a rabbit hole of links about Stan Romanek, which led to several phone calls, a handful of Audrey experiences,  visits to Loveland, Colorado, and recognition there was a worthy story to be told.

While Stan’s evidence was voluminous and jaw-dropping, I was just as fascinated by the emotional story and the struggle to overcome obstacles and constant ridicule. I kept asking myself “Who would willingly choose to be publicly chastised the way Stan is?” He’s just an ordinary guy facing extraordinary circumstances. This human element made Stan’s experiences accessible to everyone, and intensified our desire to reach the widest audience possible.

Now we can.

The Orchard Film DistributionAfter the trials and tribulations associated with Stan’s arrest in 2014, we saw the distribution door slam shut, forcing us into self-distribution mode. Fast forward to January  2017 and The Orchard‘s passionate desire to exclusively represent the film for global distribution pushed the door wipe open.

The journey has been long, challenging, frustrating, disappointing and enlightening. But we never gave up on the goal to reach the widest audience possible.

Today, that goal is a possibility with the worldwide launch of extraordinary: the stan romanek story. This film is now available on an expansive list of digital distribution platforms – iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, XBox, Hulu, VUDU, PlayStation Video, Vimeo and on-demand video from a variety of cable providers. It’s now out there for all to see, if they so choose.

We understand this is a polarizing subject, and we know we’ll see our fair share of ridicule, too. We also know the film will open eyes, stimulate conversation and have many people wondering:

“What if this is all true?”

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Are we choosing unintentional paths intentionally?

j3FILMS decided to go left, down the road less traveled.

After wrapping up filming on the Stan Romanek , I realized that this story isn’t all about UFOs or alien abductions — although they are definitely a big part of it — but is more about humanity’s unmet potential. It also occurred to me that our goal at j3FILMS isn’t simply to make compelling films, because in order to do so, we have also committed to going down the path of most resistance.

You see, there are two types of people in the world — those who bury their heads in the sand and accept the crummy jobs, bad relationships and inept leadership in their lives because it’s the “easier” thing to do, and those who choose to question our current reality and reach out to others to work for the betterment of the human condition. Sometimes, doing the latter can bring about great frustration and rejection, yet we must remain steadfast because human beings have lost their way.

Unfortunately, we’ve been indoctrinated — by our religious, social and political institutions — into making choices based on ego, fear, selfishness and ignorance. As a race, we have forgotten how connected we are, not only to each other, but to everything in the cosmos. Only when we reach a critical mass of understanding and empowerment will we be able to take the next step in our evolution, thus creating a more utopian society based on love and compassion.

Stan Romanek’s story reveals that humanity has reached a crossroads and that we alone can determine the fate of our planet. All of us at j3FILMS have chosen to go down the road less traveled in order to share this critical message with the world … and we are honored to be doing so.