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!

“High strangeness” in Stan Romanek case discussed on ARIRA Radio

On Sunday (Sept. 11), I was a guest on ARIRA Radio UFO Live FM. ARIRA — the Aerospace Research Investigation Reporting Agency — is dedicated to research focused on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) and other anomalous activity related to UFOs. The topic of Sunday’s two-hour show: the Stan Romanek alien abduction case.

The show’s hosts, Richard Lang and Denise Stoner, were particularly interested in hearing me talk about some of the strange things that the principles of j3FILMS have experienced since becoming involved in this project. Specifically, they wanted to know about Stan Romanek’s abductions, strange phone calls and alien hybrid children. Suffice to say, I gave them everything they wanted and more.

After a brief introduction by Lang, I proceeded to talk — basically uninterrupted — for the entire two-hour block. What’s amazing about this is that the hosts didn’t want me to stop talking. At one point, I actually stopped and asked if they wanted to say anything, but they told me to please continue. They were riveted by what I had to say, which has become typical whenever we talk to people about the Romanek case and our plans for the documentary. According to Lang, it was the “fastest” show they have ever done. I guess that should be expected when UFOs, alien hybrid children, abductions and high strangeness are commonplace within a single case, and believe me, they are the norm with Stan Romanek.

You can listen to the show in its entirety here.

Intriguing abduction patterns emerge in Romanek story

One of the most interesting aspects of working on the Stan Romanek project is that — as we research our subject matter — we begin to gain a better understanding of a truly profound mystery. As we dig deeper into Stan’s case and the alien abduction phenomenon as a whole, we’re collecting an abundance of credible testimony and authoritative research that clarifies and validates the bizarre and life-changing experiences affecting thousands of people across the globe.

Budd Hopkins

The similarities in the encounters described by abductees can’t be ignored. Budd Hopkins, a well-respected researcher and New York Times bestselling author of three seminal books on the UFO abduction phenomenon, has personally investigated hundreds of cases and found that not only are the same things reported again and again, but they’re reported in the same sequence, which makes them very different from a fantasy or hallucination. Most compelling, he cites, is the fact that many of these cases are emerging from remote regions in Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and New Guinea — places where people are essentially illiterate, isolated and unexposed to other cultural images of UFOs and aliens.

Stan isn’t from a remote village in Siberia, but his experiences fit the abduction pattern and include missing time, strange marks on his body, and blocked memories of being taken aboard a spacecraft and examined by alien-looking creatures. Other aspects of his case go well beyond the “textbook” abduction scenario. The implications of his experiences are staggering and will be explored in detail in the documentary.