We are in our post-production phase and are truly nearing the finish line!
We are in great need of finishing funds to bring this story to the world.
Ariel Phenomenon will bring great benefit to the subject matter of unusual human encounters. This film will open a conversation about life in the universe, not as science fiction but with real people and real events. It is a human story, not focused on special effects or aliens but on the emotional impact, and what it might mean for all of us, if there is other intelligent life in the universe.
Much work has been done on the film and we are almost there. Our first campaign raised just over $10,000 which helped cover the cost of travel to Africa, Canada, and other areas to conduct final interviews that are crucial to telling this story in its entirety. Travel to Africa to revisit the Ariel School and interview other key witnesses occurred in late 2015. What was learned during this trip was invaluable to the film and would not have happened without your support and generosity.
Post production efforts continue. We have been fortunate enough to retain the award winning work of Story Editor Christopher Seward (Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", "Sicko", "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead"). We now have Rikk Degres and Rebecca Rideout onboard our editing team.
In order to wrap up this project, we still need funding to keep three editors on board for the next 3-6 months, to master the audio and video, and to license the archival footage.
With the funds, we’ll keep the editors going to wrap up the film, then pay for professional mastering of the video and audio. We will also use funds for music composition and licensing the archival footage.
As a token of our thanks, feel free to scroll through the rewards we’re including an autographed film poster, t-shirt or coffee mug with the official film logo, pin, baseball hat, or your choice of a one-of-a-kind wildlife or landscape photo taken by Randall during his time in Africa. We've adjusted the levels to account for shipping and labor.
Your funds will help with the final post production costs including footage rights, music composition, editing and marketing and publicity as well as archival film licensing.
BUDGET NEEDED: $90,000