‘Varginha: The Roswell of Brazil’ bought by 1091 photos


1091 Pictures acquired the worldwide rights to “Varginha: The Roswell of Brazil”, James Fox’s sequel to “The Phenomenon”.

The film is another exploration of potential alien encounters, this one centers on a series of events in 1996 when citizens of Varginha, Brazil, reported seeing one or more strange creatures and a UFO crash. According to the studio’s description, a number of locals, including a group of girls between the ages of 14 and 21, had a close encounter with a being described as being around 4 feet tall, with oily brown skin, a big head and a huge red eyes. The town of Varginha was cordoned off by military and emergency response teams and two creatures were captured. Local military policeman Marco Cherese has died under mysterious circumstances after allegedly manipulating one of the creatures.

Fox’s documentary features interviews with key eyewitnesses, experts and officials including nuclear physicist and professional ufologist Stanton Friedman, Brazilian Air Force General Jose Carlos Pereira, Brazilian ufologist Ademar Jose Gevaerd. Peter Coyote, who narrated “The Phenomenon,” does the same homework on the Fox follow-up. The documentary will arrive on digital platforms in February 2022.

“I am delighted to partner with 1091 Pictures again on another documentary covering an alleged UFO crash in 1996 that many consider to be the Roswell of Brazil,” Fox said.

“We are delighted to partner with James on ‘Varginha’ and bring this incredible film to the public. The incident remains one of the deepest close encounters in recent history, ”said Jim Martin, head of paranormal acquisitions for 1091 Pictures.

1091 Pictures put a premium on UFO documentaries. In May 2020, the company launched Unidentified, a linear streaming channel that offers programming on paranormal and alien-related themes. The company had previously partnered with Fox for the release of “Phenomenon”.

The deal was negotiated by Fox on behalf of the filmmakers and Martin on behalf of 1091 Pictures.

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