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Coming Soon: The Phoenix Incident

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Director Keith Arem Creates New Storytelling Genre To Recount Extraterrestrial Phoenix Lights Incident

Los Angeles, CA — Call of Duty talent director Keith Arem, and Concourse Media announce U.S. national premiere of UFO conspiracy-thriller THE PHOENIX INCIDENT with Fathom Events for a one-night event on March 10 in 100+ cinemas nationwide.

Blurring the line between fiction and reality, Keith Arem’s debut feature is a fact-based, sci-fi thriller that revolves around a possible military conspiracy and the controversial missing persons case tied to the infamous 1997 event. Shot in a unique found-footage / documentary style, the feature echoes horror-genre classics such as The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield.

THE PHOENIX INCIDENT is based on the largest UFO sighting in North America known as the Phoenix Lights. Featuring never-before-seen classified recordings and material, THE PHOENIX INCIDENT presents evidence of an extraterrestrial encounter resulting from the US Air Force’s direct engagement with an unidentified craft over the Estrella Mountains.


“The PHOENIX INCIDENT breaks the mold of traditional productions,” said writer-director Keith Arem. “We took a transmedia approach to storytelling by incorporating everything from online sources and toll-free call in sites to live events, mobile apps – all pushing towards a theatrical event. This thriller changes the way stories are told and builds an immersive audience experience.”

Keith Arem, a native of Arizona where UFO sightings were a frequent reality, is an accomplished gaming industry veteran who has talent directed AAA franchises including Call of Duty, Saints Row, Ghost Recon, Spiderman, Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Titanfall. He is also president of Los Angeles-based content creation company PCB Productions, specializing in interactive, film, television and digital media.

“Keith is a man of many talents; his unique gaming background proved priceless in transforming an indie budget project into a visually rich event, rife with action and special effects that can compete on a level with bigger budget productions,” said Concourse Media co-partner James Andrew Felts. “We’re thrilled to introduce this to audiences via a smart, multi-platform strategy that takes audiences well beyond the theater walls.”

The event will be shown in 100+ theaters nationwide on April 8, 2016.



As a person who has always been fascinated with stories of UFOs, I can’t wait to see The Phoenix Incident. I actually remember an episode of Unsolved Mysteries that talked about the lights and big mystery surrounding them. Seeing the video of the lights flying across the sky, paired with the shows theme song playing in the background, I was terrified. SyFy attempted to debunk the theory that the lights were actually alien spacecraft but, lets face it, Syfy isn’t the most reliable source on any subject. I am excited to see what information The Phoenix Incident brings to the mix.

The Phoenix Incident will hit theaters April 8.



Ann Hale is the horror editor for Pop-Break.com and a senior contributing writer, reviewing horror movies and television shows. Ann attended East Carolina University, majoring in English Literature. She is a collector of Halloween (the film) memorabilia and is a self-admitted opinionated horror nerd. You can follow her, her collection and her cat, Edward Kittyhands on Twitter and Instagram @Scarletjupiter

Ann Hale
Ann Hale
Just a giant nerd in love with horror, 80's action flicks, Star Wars and Harry Potter. Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram @scarletjupiter to talk horror or just to browse the horror collection.

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