“Extraordinary: 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
- 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.