Soundtrack Out Now Via Sony Music's The Orchard


Grassroots to Mainstream

We’ve independently released this film, with no distribution company or marketing budget. How? Through pure will and grassroots organizing. As seen on NPR, LA Times, and most recently Entertainment Weekly’s list of “ten best UFO documentaries to watch now”, in the #1 slot. 

However, the film needs to get out to many more viewers. With fifteen months and running of a 100% score on the Tomatometer and 4.5 stars on Amazon, we know it’s only a matter of time. We are currently seeking worldwide distribution with the right organization. 

We welcome your support, reviews, legitimate purchases, and word-of-mouth help in getting Ariel Phenomenon out to the world. We have several big projects in the works that can only move forward after the broad success of this film. Thank you!

Soundtrack Release

The sweeping, cinematic and emotional film score is OUT NOW via The Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment!

Available HERE on all platforms worldwide. Tracks composed by Henrik Åström, Nathaniel Walcott, Galen Huckins, and Randall Nickerson. Additional composers for film include Oumi Kapila.

Video visualizer of the title track The Ariel Phenomenon here.

The album dropped on the weekend of the 29th anniversary of the Ariel School event.

Recent Screenings: Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Oxford, LA, NYC, DC, & Memphis

This year the film was at Regal theaters starting with LA Live (with Whitley Streiber, Chrissy Newton, and Randall Nickerson), Regal Union Square, (with Leslie Kean, Christopher Seward and Mitch Horowitz) and Regal Gallery in Washington, DC, 1 mile from the White House (with Micah Hanks, Gunter Hofer, and Dominique Callimaopulos). 

A screening with director Q&A was held in July at Memphis’ Malco Theater Studio on the Square.

In September, we had screenings at Regal Theaters with director Q&A in Chicago, Las Vegas, and a special screening series at the Brattle Theater in Boston to honor Dr. John Mack, one block from Harvard Square. In December, we screened in Oxford, MS at Malco Theater. 

We love meeting community, sharing this story on the big screen, and engaging in dialogue on this topic!

Visit our Screenings Page for new upcoming events, tickets, & info. 

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Follow us on social media accounts for upcoming screenings, further platform announcements, and more!


Interviews & Reviews

For over a year, we have maintained a 100% Critics and 93% or higher Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Our score remains at 4.5/5 on Amazon since the film’s digital release in January ’23. 

The film has been reviewed by the LA Times and others, and had dozens of articles written on it.

Director Randall Nickerson has appeared on over 30 podcasts, gathering over 550k views in total, to speak about this historic event and the film.

For Reviews, Articles, and Interviews please visit our Press & Reviews page.

Many of the interviews (those that are on YouTube) can also be found on this playlist.  

Works in Progress

We’ve got a few projects in progress at String Theory Films. 

One is a new film about UFO sightings in Africa. The other is a biography about the artist and UFO researcher Budd Hopkins.

Both have been filmed and await funding for post-production and completion. 

Donate *here* to String Theory Films for current and future project support on the topic of UAP documentary production.

Streaming Platform Release: Country List

Film releases on iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, You Tube, and Amazon Prime Video Direct

Now available on iTunes and Apple TV, Google Play and You Tube, and Amazon Prime Video Direct in the US & UK for $9.99 to purchase.

Always available for rent & purchase on our website, where subtitles are available in 8 languages. $7.99 rental / $8.99 purchase.

Here’s a list of countries for the first release date, though Spanish-speaking countries will be added to the list very soon afterward:

Google Play / You Tube:

USA – Canada – Great Britain – Ireland – Malta – Australia – South Africa – New Zealand


Anguilla – Antigua and Barbuda – Argentina – Armenia – Australia – Azerbaijan – Bahamas – Belarus – Belgium – Belize – Bermuda- Bolivia – Botswana – British Virgin Islands – Brunei – Bulgaria – Cambodia – Canada – Cape Verde – Cayman Islands – Chile – Columbia – Costa Rica – Cyprus – Czechia – Denmark – Dominica – Dominican Republic – Ecuador – El Salvador – Estonia – Eswatini – Fiji – Finland – Gambia – Greece – Grenada – Guatemala – Guinea-Bissau – Honduras – Hungary – Indonesia – Ireland – Israel – Laos – Latvia – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Malaysia – Malta – Mauritius – Mexico – Micronesia – Moldova – Mongolia – Mozambique – Namibia – Nicaragua – Niger – Norway – Panama – Paraguay – Peru – Philippines – Poland – Portugal – Saint Kitts and Nevis – Slovakia – Slovenia – Spain – Sri Lanka – Sweden – Tajikistan – Trinidad and Tobago – Turkmenistan – Uganda – United Kingdom – United States – Venezuela – Vietnam – Zimbabwe

Amazon Prime Video Direct:


DVDs, Blu-ray Preorders, and Merchandise Available!

DVDs and preorders of Blu-ray disks now available here!

Please note that this first run of DVDs does not have subtitles or closed captions. Blu-ray discs have 8 subtitle options, and extras include the trailer and the Dan Aykroyd promo trailer. See the order page for details.

Merchandise now available here! T-shirts, caps, hoodies and much more. 

Premiere Weekend

October 7 & 8

Academy of Music Theater, Northampton, MA

We celebrated the world theatrical premiere of “Ariel Phenomenon” on Oct. 7 and 8! It was a full house on Saturday’s headline event, followed by an informative panel discussion with director Randall Nickerson, Supervising Editor and Co-Writer Christopher Seward. Joining us online was bestselling author and paranormal advocate Whitley Streiber, and Ariel School scene investigator Gunter Hofer! You can watch the recorded version of this on the Martin Willis’ Live Shows You Tube channel.

Stay tuned for more screenings and announcements by joining our email list at the bottom of this page.


Daily Hampshire Gazette article 10/7/22

93.9 WRSI The River – Interview with the Director Randall Nickerson and Supervising Editor Christopher Seward  10/6/22

101.5 WHMP Interview with Randall Nickerson 10/7/22

Greenfield Recorder article 10/8/22