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Alien abduction thriller seeks to bring topic to the forefront

Filming for Abductee , a found-footage thriller about alien abduction, will soon be underway, but the movie’s producer says it “is more than just a film; it is a social movement.”

In their press release, the movie’s production company, Collective Minds Media, writes that they are not only beginning production on an alien abduction movie, but also developing an abductee support community.

The movie is described as, “a found-footage style film that explores the bizarre and misunderstood world of alien abduction. Through a first-person account, we come to know the fear and mental anguish that befalls a suburban man as he attempts to unravel the mystery of what happens to him when he is alone in the middle of the night.”

William Hopp
William Hopp

William Hopp, the movie’s writer and director says, “It is a psychological thriller that focuses on the emotional trauma that alien abductees go through on a day to day basis.”

Hopp says he did a lot of research when writing his script. Although it is a horror movie, he hopes the movie will have a therapeutic effect to people who believe they are experiencing alien abduction. He wants to help give alien abductees a voice.

The press release states, “It is the filmmakers’ goal that Abductee will illuminate the stigmatized world of alien abductees and provide them with a common bond to enable group support and healing.”

Hopp says most of the funding has come from crowd sourcing and that he has purposely sought non-traditional routes of funding in order to help keep the movie  accurate. According to the press release, “Privately funding the film has allowed the filmmakers to produce a movie that enlists the support of abductees and alien experts from the ground up. Keeping investors out of the mix will keep the film free of the control exerted by Hollywood executives and movie studios, which can destroy a film’s purpose and impact.”

Paranormal expert James Smith feels the movie is treating the subject respectfully. He says, “I really agree the movie respects the community because it’s not making those effected out to be complete and total fringe weirdoes.”

Hopp appeared on Open Minds UFO Radio while seeking funds for production, but has come a long way since then. He has enlisted the help of Emmy award winning producer and director Trisha Krik. She won her Emmy in 2009 for her work on the popular A&E reality program Intervention.

They have also locked in the majority of the filming locations and their two leads, Virginia Newcomb and Dusty Sorg. The two have 25 years of accumulated experience in TV and film.

Abductee's leading actors, Virginia Newcomb and Dusty Sorg. (Credit: SAG, IMDb/Joshua Nitschke/Erik Reese)
Abductee’s leading actors, Virginia Newcomb and Dusty Sorg. (Credit: SAG, IMDb/Joshua Nitschke/Erik Reese)

Filming is scheduled to begin on October 2. For more information, you can download the press release here, visit their website www.abducteefilm.com, or follow them on Twiiter @abducteefilm.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. Why is that all the people that claim they were abducted refuse to believe they’ve been implanted with false memories? I found the only person in Canada who claimed to have been abducted, I gave her the Billy Meier material that explains it, she said it made perfect sense, and has not been abducted since. If you cannot be part of the solution, there’s good made to be made in prolonging the problem so says all the people who are part of prolonging this farce.

  2. Correction: There’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem so says all the people who are part of the UFO industry.

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