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5 Things You Should Know About 'The Phoenix Incident' Film

The Phoenix Incident is one of the sci-fi documentary films of the year you should be watching. (Think District 9 meets Cloverfield.) From Keith Arem (Award Winning Talent Director Keith Arem is one of the leading AAA Directors in the game industry. His titles Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 & 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1, 2 & 3, Ghosts, and Titanfall. Arem works with clients such as Activision, Ubisoft, Sony, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Fox, and Disney), an investigation into the March 13th, 1997 disappearance of four Arizona men exposes a military cover-up of the largest UFO sighting in North America.

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The casting is stacked with names such as Yuri Lowenthal (Fallout 4, The Order: 1886, Big Hero 6), Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock: Infinite, MGSV: The Phantom Pain), Liam O'Brien, Travis Willingham, Brian Bloom, Jamie Tisdale, and more on the docket. The film is already available on iTunes, VUDU, Xbox, and On Demand. The DVD release will be coming this summer, so be sure to keep yourself updated and mark your calendars accordingly! One of the most interesting aspects of this film is that there are hidden bits and pieces of the film that already exist online waiting to be found. Consider it a sci-fi scavenger hunt among the real events that transpired in 1997. Characters, events, and more are woven into this masterpiece. Keep your eyes peeled and #DiscloseNow. You can find more information and other exciting news about the film on their Official Website. For more on the behind-the-scenes, including some of those hidden hints, follow along their Official Blog.

Let's get this list going, shall we?

#1 - Based on True Events


Yes I know, I can feel you rolling your eyes through the screen. Almost every sci-fi/documentary film is inspired by true events and then blows them up entirely out of proportion. This one is a breath of fresh air in regards to that.

Thursday, March 13th, 1997 marks the date of the Phoenix Lights, the largest mass UFO sighting in US History. The night of the incident, four Phoenix residents vanished in the Estrella Mountain National Park, south of Phoenix, becoming the longest unresolved missing person’s case in Arizona history. Based on the LARGEST US related UFO sighting...this film doesn't hold back any punches in regards to research or proper data on what happened and what has been speculated on over the years from 1997 up until now.

#2 - Stunning Visuals and Practical Effects


Visuals and effects are what make films into magic. They are what transforms something good into something amazing. The effects and visuals in this are stunning and absolutely wonderful for what the scale and scope of this had to work with (in comparison to something like Captain America: Civil War that had massive budget)

Every scene is thought out and is gorgeous. Lots of details and lighting that really add to the entire atmosphere of the film. Which is sadly rarely seen in a lot of productions these last few years.

#3 - There are hidden pieces of the film + extra content scattered online


All around the internet there is hidden extra content that you won't find elsewhere. Over two hours of secret video and character building extras are hinted at in Phoenix Incident's blog on their website, and the rest is up to you to find. You'll know when you see it.


A scavenger hunt with added movie extras is a wonderful thing that I wish more sci-fi/ thriller films did. It's a great way to delve deeper into the world, the characters and their own thoughts, and a better understanding of what you're getting yourself into when you proceed on into the depths of what this film really is.

Half of the motion picture is hidden and exists online around the world. Over two hours of additional story content that leads into and around the movie, to build the background, development, and authenticity of the characters, woven into the real events of 1997 is an amazing attention to detail more media should bring to the table.

#4 - Troy Baker


Yes, THAT Troy Baker.

You may know him best as the voice of Booker Dewitt from Bioshock: Infinite, Joel from The Last of Us, Ocelot from MGSV: The Phantom Pain, Drake from Uncharted 4, Regular Show, etc. A lot. An American voice actor and musician known for portraying lead characters in several video games. He has voiced Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, Delsin Rowe in inFAMOUS Second Son, Joel in The Last of Us, The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Assault on Arkham, Arkham Knight and Two-Face in Batman: Arkham Knight, Talion in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Jack Mitchell in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Yuri Lowell in Tales of Vesperia, Kanji Tatsumi in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, Snow in the Final Fantasy XIII series, Pagan Min in Far Cry 4, Gul'dan in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and Sam Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. He also voiced in a number of English adaptations of Japanese anime shows, including Basilisk, Trinity Blood, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Naruto: Shippuden.

in 'The Phoenix Incident' Baker plays 'Ryan Stone'. From the stills and movie trailers, we are incredibly excited to see what transpires.

#5 - Yuri Lowenthal


Yes, you know this name as well.

If you have ever heard a voice in a cartoon,or video game, chances are it was Yuri. Big Hero 6, The Evil Within, Hitman, RWBY (TV series), Fallout 4, Halo 5: Guardians, a lot more. An American actor and voice actor known chiefly for his work in television and film animation. Some of his prominent roles in anime and cartoons include Sasuke Uchiha in the Naruto series, the teenage Ben Tennyson in the Ben 10 franchise, Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass, and Simon in Gurren Lagann. In video games, he voices The Prince in Ubisoft's Prince of Persia series produced in the 2000s; The Player in Sunset Overdrive; Sandal in the Dragon Age series, Alucard in the Castlevania series, Haseo in the .hack series; and Yosuke Hanamura in Persona 4. He has a production company Monkey Kingdom Productions with his wife, Tara Platt, where they have produced several feature films and a live-action web series called Shelf Life. He co-authored the book Voice-Over Voice Actor which gives career tips.

in 'The Phoenix Incident' Lowenthal plays 'Glenn Lauder'.

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