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Miguel Mendonça

Guest post from the venerable Miguel Mendonça, author of several books available on Amazon, including We Are Disclosure, Meet the Hybrids and Being with the Beings.

Miguel has interviewed hundreds of people to create his riveting books, and he’s now offering a service—to help those who have a story to tell—get the word out. If your personal story is share-worthy, Miguel is the one to help you craft a compelling and engaging book. Below, he explains his passion for words and his journey to creating Lightworker Books.


Everyone has a story to tell. Throughout my life, I’ve listened with fascination to the stories of others. As a child, I assumed they were like the textbooks we worked from in school, that they were describing objective, consensus reality, the material world. But over time, I began to discern political divisions, the variance in interpretation concerning the same subject. How could the IRA be both terrorists and freedom fighters?

Growing up during the period of “The Troubles,” with a father who fought in a similar conflict in Africa and watched every single news broadcast available, it became clear that the world, and our experience within it, is personal, subjective, political and contested. I learned that humans are a highly tribal species, and each tribe tells its own story of reality. And yet within every tribe, each individual is living his or her own unique version of reality. No matter how authorities attempt to unify worldview, paradigm and values as part of control systems, the individual cannot help having a personal perspective.

This stands as a kind of human freedom that’s difficult to erase entirely. There’s always a complex set of influences shaping perspective, both historical and contemporary, physical and metaphysical, psychological and philosophical, esoteric and exoteric. And throughout all of this, there’s happenstance, the infinitude of events at all scales—from a single firing neuron to a world war—that shape our experience and influence the course of our journey. Our lives are perpetual experiences, whether waking or sleeping, and each moment affects, and is affected by, everything else. The nature of cause and effect thus determines that we are all part of a single, vast, self-interacting organism, and each of us is a type of sensory node, feeding experience back to the whole.

As humans, we may capture and share that experience in a variety of ways, yet the most detailed long-form record of our lives remains the book. The printed word offers that deep dive, the capacity to share a set of experiences and perspectives at length, and communicate what it means to be human, to live and reflect upon an earthly journey.

During my writing career I’ve helped many people tell their stories, from fields as diverse as sustainability, journalism, politics, healing and channeling. If reality is a puzzle, then each of us holds a piece to contribute to the overall picture. And this piecing together has been a passion, a duty and a privilege. My work has naturally come together to offer people the opportunity to share their stories in book form, as my friends at j3FILMS do through film. Our work serves the piecing together of reality, and our attempts to make sense of the picture that forms.

We all have something to say, something worth hearing. Even if only one person’s life is changed by it, that may be enough to justify the effort. I was once told by my former boss at the World Future Council, the venerable Herbert Girardet, “You can never know the effect of your work.” Meaning, once your ideas get out into the world, they’ll take on a life of their own, affecting people you’ll never meet, in ways you may never know. There’s something powerful in this, and mysterious and exciting, and the idea continues to inspire me. So, if you have something you wish to share with the world, or but a single person within it, check out my Lightworker Books website, and get in touch—you never know what it may mean, or where it will lead.


Read the testimonials on the Lightworker Books website, including the words from Fay Vale, who recently published her first book—E.T. as Artist—with Miguel’s guidance.

“Miguel was a dream to work with and I am more than happy to recommend him to anyone who wants to tell their story. His fees are not expensive and he does not put any add-ons once a contract of work is agreed. I have more books planned and I will definitely be contacting Miguel for his services in the future.”

“Extraordinary: The Seeding” & j3FILMS—Everything You Need to Know About What’s Happening Right NOW

The Seeding

Team j3FILMS has been extremely busy. How busy? Let’s catch you up …

  • Extraordinary: The Seeding World Premiere was at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) on November 17, 2018. The festival cut allowed us to see the film on the big screen and determine where to make improvements for the final cut.
  • While we only made a few minor tweaks to the video edit after FLIFF, our master composer, Anton Patzner, wanted to “improve” the music “just a tad.” Fresh from a trip to Indonesia, Anton went to work and enhanced the score by creating more than 65 minutes of additional music, textures and sound enrichments. Personally, I think Anton’s tweaks improved the film’s overall message by driving home the emotional impact. When you watch it (more to come on that in a minute!), I strongly suggest you watch wearing headphones to get the full sonic impact. I had seen the film dozens of times prior to the score revision, and when I watched the final master with headphones, it was goosebumps on top of goosebumps. It’s a powerfully moving score.
  • We submitted the final cut to our distributor, The Orchard (now 1091 Media), in December 2018 for review, and the response was extremely positive. Stoked.
  • We earned several awards for the film! First, a Semi-Finalist Award from the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Then we were selected for the juried competition at the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF), where we were nominated for Best Director and Best Documentary. At PIFF’s Gala Awards ceremony on March 22, 2019, we won Best Documentary!
  • Extraordinary: The Seeding is under consideration for the Festival de Cannes. We’re on a roll, so why not? We’ll find out if we’ve been selected in the next week or so.
  • In the days before attending PIFF, we were in Miami shooting the first interview for our next documentary project (known as EX3 until we settle on a working title). All we’ll say for now is this: history, religion, ascension, colonization and whistleblower. We’re in the process of scheduling additional interviews throughout the spring with a goal of delivering the third and final film in our series (about abductions, hybridization programs and why it’s happening) in 2020.
  • Okay, okay. So, you really want to know when Extraordinary: The Seeding is being released, right? We’re getting close to that announcement, we promise. But a few things must fall in place first …
  • … like the release of the official trailer! We should have news on the trailer debut within the next few days. Once the trailer launches, the film will also be available for preorder. All details will be provided when the trailer launches. We will schedule a premiere of the trailer on YouTube, and we’ll be online before and after the premier to chat and answer questions. Be on the lookout for the trailer launch announcement. It’s so close we can taste it!
  • Also in the works: A music video featuring the closing credits song The Seed. A lyric version of the song will drop soon and then the official music video will follow the trailer release.
  • Even more exciting news: j3FILMS is creating a Patreon account. This is especially exciting because it will allow us to share shorter stories with our patrons. In the two films already in the can, we captured more than 100 hours of footage—and only 3.5 hours will be in the public domain after the release of Extraordinary: The Seeding. We look forward to sharing more and more info. We also will use Patreon to take contributors inside the filmmaking process by providing live updates when we’re on location, sharing the editing process live as it happens, discussing the nuts and bolts of story development, and walking you through the scoring process through live sessions with our filmmaking team. The intention is to develop an ongoing information portal for anyone curious about the subjects we cover in our films. And our project development list is long! We’re starting EX3 now, but we’re already developing three additional films and have a short list of another five films beyond that. Patreon support will ensure the production of ongoing stories that help bring fascinating subjects out from the shadows and into the mainstream. More details to come when we launch.

Like I said up top, we’ve been busy! And we expect to stay that way for years to come, if there’s an audience and an appetite for the stories we want to share.

j3FILMS’ ‘Extraordinary: The Seeding’ to premiere at FLIFF, November 17

Extraordinary: The SeedingExtraordinary: The Seeding” premieres at FLIFF’s Savor Cinema on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. Get tickets here.

 

So, we’ve been a tad busy.

Let’s get you caught up …

Last November, we pitched the idea of a three-part abduction phenomena series to The Orchard, our distribution partner in L.A., to which they replied: Go for it. With Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story as our trilogy lead-off, we set out to go a little deeper with our new venture … Extraordinary: The Seeding.

It’s less than a year since that pitch meeting, and we’re now deep into post-production on what we’ve come to refer to as EX2. We traversed Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Northern and Southern California. Two things we learned: We love Airbnb and fried rice. Oh, and coffee.

But we learned something even more important along the way: The abduction phenomena is a very personal story that impacts individuals to the core. Emotionally. Physically. Psychologically. Spiritually.

While EX1 was one man’s journey, supported by volumes of self-documented evidence and eyewitness testimony, EX2 is a deeper exploration of the human condition and why experiencers deserve our attention and compassion.

The men and women who speak on camera run the risk of ridicule, yet each was compelled to share their journeys for the benefit of others—those who are still trying to grasp the concept that we may not be alone in the universe, as well as those who have had a personal experience but are frightened to share it. EX2 will help audiences better understand the phenomena and the struggle. The isolation, the pain and the need for empathy.

What made the process of making this film so rewarding for us was the people we interviewed, both the experts …

  • Richard Dolan
  • Marc D’Antonio
  • Alejandro Rojas
  • Chase Kloetzke
  • Barbara Lamb
  • Yvonne Smith
  • Susan Bedell

… and the experiencers …

  • April Malloy
  • Geraldine Orozco
  • Rob Fullington
  • Melinda Leslie
  • Dana
  • Sierra Neblina
  • Niara Isley
  • Maren Mastin
  • Jason Friend

It has been a fascinating journey for us and our crew. And we can’t wait to share it with you.

Future posts will provide additional details about the making of the film, the possibility of additional festivals and release dates for the film on digital platforms. For those who can’t make it to Fort Lauderdale, don’t worry! The film will be available on digital platforms in early 2019.

“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

extraordinary the stan romanek story

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?”

Click the image below to purchase or rent extraordinary: the stan romanek story.

Extraordinary The Stan Romanek Story