The film is another exploration of potential extraterrestrial encounters, this one centered 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 description from the studio, a number of locals, including a group of girls ranging in age from 14-21, had a close encounter with a being described as about 4 feet tall, with brown oily skin, a large head and 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 died under mysterious circumstances after allegedly handling one of the creatures.
Fox’s documentary features interviews with key eyewitnesses, experts and officials including nuclear physicist and professional ufologist Stanton Freidman, Brazilian Air Force officer General Jose Carols Pereira, Brazilian ufologist Ademar Jose Gevaerd. Peter Coyote, who narrated “The Phenomenon,” does the same duties on Fox’s follow-up. The documentary will be coming to digital platforms in February 2022.
“I’m excited to be once again joining forces with 1091 Pictures on another documentary covering an alleged 1996 UFO crash that many consider the Roswell of Brazil,” says Fox.
“We’re thrilled to partner with James on ‘Varginha’ and bring this incredible film to the public. The incident remains one of the most profound close encounter cases in recent history,” says Jim Martin, head of acquisitions for 1091 Pictures.
1091 Pictures has put a premium on UFO documentaries. In May 2020, the company launched Unidentified, a linear streaming channel that features programming on paranormal and alien-related themes. The company previously partnered with Fox on the release of “Phenomenon.”
The deal was negotiated by Fox on behalf of the filmmakers and Martin on behalf of 1091 Pictures.