The first UFO crash in recorded American history occurred in 1897 in Aurora, Texas. Thomas Negovan's debut film (30 min.) purports to tell the "true" story of the incident, described by author Grant Morrison as "Haunting, eerie, and stylish- a hallucinatory collision of time travel, Nazi apocrypha, creatures from Beyond, and the Old West" and by DangerousMinds.net founder Richard Metzger as "if Alejandro Jodorowsky had directed an episode of The Twilight Zone."
A rough edit of the film was shown at The Century Guild Museum of Art in January 2018 and was shown worldwide at film festivals from 2018-2019, winning awards in Japan and the United States. The completed film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in April 2019.
Select Awards & Testimonials
"A fascinating homage to 1950s Science Fiction."
Literary legend and creator
"Haunting, eerie, and stylish- a hallucinatory collision of time travel, Nazi apocrypha, creatures from Beyond, and the Old West, obliterating the walls between genres to bring a fresh and sophisticated sensibility to the American Weird tradition"
Visionary author and psychic revolutionary
"Thomas Negovan's Aurora is eerily fascinating and genuinely gorgeous."
Singer of My Chemical Romance, author, and creator of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy
"It's as if Jodorowsky had directed an episode of The Twilight Zone."
Founder of Disinformation and DangerousMinds.net
"An unusual, bizarre movie; a mysterious film grimoire from a very special being."
Legendary artist & magick icon, founder of Psychic TV & Throbbing Gristle
"The hitherto undiscovered love child of H.G. Wells and Louis L'amour- this 'Weird Western' is much more than a genre mash-up; its a trip back to the original charnel house of creation out of which all our genres were born."
Creator of WGN's Salem
"The kind of beautifully strange and truly unique genre-crossing film that only comes along
once in a decade."
Star of SyFy's Defiance
and Dave McKean & Neil Gaiman's Mirrormask
"Very clever storytelling, and thoughtful cinematography. If you are a fan
of the classic Universal Monsters or
The Twilight Zone you absolutely have to see
Thomas Negovan's Aurora."
Kevin J. O'Connor
Star of The Mummy, Van Helsing, Stephen King's 11.22.63, There WIll Be Blood, and Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions