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Tom Rogan, The Washington Examiner
Tom Rogan, The Washington Examiner
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"...the success of Nickerson's work is that it leaves us with more compelling questions than easy answers."
Christopher Plain, The Debrief
Christopher Plain, The Debrief
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"...(Nickerson) captures a surprisingly emotional story that, when told through the eyes of Emily Trim and other student witnesses, delicately weaves the facts of the case into a fresh, particularly human narrative that feels as much like a dramatic feature film as a documentary."
Red Pill Junkie for The Daily Grail
Red Pill Junkie for The Daily Grail
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"I was expecting quite a lot from this documentary, and I am happy to report my expectations were fulfilled."
Ryan Sprague, Medium
Ryan Sprague, Medium
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"The film packs a very emotional punch for those who experienced it and for those watching."
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Recent Reviews

Victor Stiff, That Shelf, Rotten Tomatoes
Victor Stiff, That Shelf, Rotten Tomatoes
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"Ariel Phenomenon challenges viewers on a primal level... No matter how you slice it, Randall Nickerson’s riveting documentary delivers a soul-wrenching experience."
Linda Cook, Quad City Times, Rotten Tomatoes
Linda Cook, Quad City Times, Rotten Tomatoes
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"This is one of the most incredible documentaries you’ll ever see, and one of the most astounding true stories you’ll ever hear."
Simon Foster, Screen-Space, Rotten Tomatoes
Simon Foster, Screen-Space, Rotten Tomatoes
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"In a media landscape where dime-a-dozen ‘Are we alone?’-type pseudo-docos litter the streaming channels, Ariel Phenomenon appears positively barebones in its frank presentation of evidence and emotions."
Eddie Harrison, Film Authority, Rotten Tomatoes
Eddie Harrison, Film Authority, Rotten Tomatoes
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"...with no less an august figure as UFO expert Dan Aykroyd offering his praise for Ariel Phenomenon, it’s well worth a recommend to those inclined to watch."
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Recent Interviews

George Knapp, Coast to Coast
George Knapp, Coast to Coast
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May 15, 2022 - George Knapp welcomed documentary director Randall Nickerson, who discussed his latest project, Ariel Phenomenon. Fifteen years in the making, the film explores the 1994 case of sixty-two students in Zimbabwe who reported that two alien beings emerged from a silver disc-shaped craft landing at their school...
Chrissy Newton, Rebelliously Curious for The Debrief
Chrissy Newton, Rebelliously Curious for The Debrief
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May 20, 2022 - Filmmaker Randall Nickerson joins Chrissy Newton to discuss his documentary, Ariel Phenomenon based on the 1994 Ariel School UFO sighting, witnessed by over sixty schoolchildren in Zimbabwe, Africa.
Jimmy Church, Fade to Black
Jimmy Church, Fade to Black
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June 3, 2022 - Randall Nickerson joins us to discuss his new film: "Ariel Phenomenon".
Aaron Sagers, Talking Strange, for the Den of Geek Network
Aaron Sagers, Talking Strange, for the Den of Geek Network
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May 25, 2022 - Nickerson joined Talking Strange host Aaron Sagers to discuss his nearly 20 year journey making the film, his interviews with the now-grown eyewitnesses, and shares shocking behind-the-scenes details...
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