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Below is a sampling of our press, festival screenings, awards, and the filmmaking team. If you'd like more info, download the full press-kit.

 

SELECTED PRESS

 

Los Angeles Times

“...a story as detailed and unsettling as any horror/science-fiction epic. Abrahams just lets him tell his story, while suggesting subtly that a love of fantasy movies and novels may have shaped his memory of real traumas. The results are both mesmerizing and provocative.”

VICE

"What makes Love and Saucers a very good documentary about a man who paints himself having sex with aliens is that Abrahams lays out the details of Huggins's story and lets viewers come to their own conclusions. At its core, Love and Saucers is a film about belief. "
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Ars Technica

“This film does not set out to change viewers’ minds on the existence of extraterrestrial beings; it doesn't want to parade Huggins in front of the audience as a sideshow generating lulz either. Instead, it stumbled into a story more about us down here on Earth—how do we react to others perceived as odd, and does it hurt to believe in something everyone else quickly turns a side-eye towards?”

Gizmodo/io9

“Love and Saucers Is a Sweet Little Documentary That'll Make You Believe in Aliens. It takes an obviously fantastic and out-there situation and presents it in such a way that believing is easier than not, especially with such a nice person at its center.”
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Starburst Magazine

“Unlike other documentaries that have an agenda to prove or disprove the existence of UFOs, or that subtly coach their subjects to look or sound ridiculous, director Brad Abrahams simply allows David to tell his intimate, fascinating and incredible story.”

Nonfics

“Love and Saucers is a well-crafted, uncomplicated, accessible documentary... which is a refreshing approach when many similarly themed documentaries tend to make their subjects seem either laughable, or psychologically troubled. It is an intriguing work worth seeking out.”
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FESTIVALS

 
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Love & Saucers has had the pleasure of screening at:

- Miami Intl Film Fest
- Calgary Underground Film Fest
- Sci-Fi London
- Gimli Film Fest, Manitoba
- Lift-Off Los Angeles (best feature)
- Lift-Off Amsterdam (best feature)
- Lift-Off Paris
- Docuwest Intl Film Fest, Denver
- Ithaca Fantastik

- Sydney Underground Film Fest
- Arizona Underground Film Fest
- FilmQuest, Utah
- Fantastic Fest Austin (Jury Prize)
- Milwaukee Film Fest
- New Orleans Film Fest
- Eastern Oregon Film Fest
- Space Visitors Film Fest, San Francisco

 
 
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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

 
 
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My first conversation with David Huggins started with:
 

"Well Brad, I don't know much, but what I know for sure is at 17 I lost my virginity to an extra terrestrial woman.”

And with those words cemented my desire to make make a documentary of his story.

I first heard of David while listening to a radio interview with an investigator of UFO abductions. He made brief mention of a man from Hoboken who'd had intimate relations with an ET and fathered multiple space babies, chronicling it all through a series of paintings. It was too strange to forget, and after some research I uncovered his story and some of his art. Each paintings conveys a cinematic story, and together a compelling narrative for a film I just had to realize. After tracking him down through a neighbor (David does not use the internet), our now 5 year-long relationship was borne.

Although I'm still not sure just what to make of David's story, I do know for certain he is a kind, humble, and honest man. And what I do believe is that David is being genuine that he experienced something supernatural.

I have long been fascinated by stories of abductions and extraterrestrial contact, questioning whether these are psychological or physiological phenomena. With what we currently know about neurology and the effect of mind over matter, the distinction between the two becomes increasingly murky. Although David’s story is about the unique experiences of one man, it has quite the implications on how we all perceive reality, both the ordinary and non-ordinary kind. As soon as we find out if aliens really do exist, the next questions will invariably be "can we procreate with them?" Who isn't interested in a little cross-species ET sex?  

 

THE TEAM

 
David Huggins (star) David is a 74 year-old year old painter who lives in Hoboken, NJ. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City, but is mostly self-taught. When not painting he works part-time in a local deli and watches sci-fi and horror VHS tapes from his two thousand strong collection. He’s been divorced for 20 years and has a son who lives in Thailand. David spends most of his talent chronicling his life-long experience as an alien abductee in over 100 paintings.

David Huggins (star)

David is a 74 year-old year old painter who lives in Hoboken, NJ. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City, but is mostly self-taught. When not painting he works part-time in a local deli and watches sci-fi and horror VHS tapes from his two thousand strong collection. He’s been divorced for 20 years and has a son who lives in Thailand. David spends most of his talent chronicling his life-long experience as an alien abductee in over 100 paintings.

Brad Abrahams (director & editor) Brad is a documentary filmmaker and commercial director from Canada, currently based in the USA. His all-consuming interests in radical science, cryptozoology, and general esoterica inspire his stories. Love and Saucers is his first feature-length film, with two others in production and post (Cryptozoologist and On the Back of a Tiger). Though he has not yet had a supernatural experience, he is ready and willing. Fruit is his favorite food.

Brad Abrahams (director & editor)

Brad is a documentary filmmaker and commercial director from Canada, currently based in the USA. His all-consuming interests in radical science, cryptozoology, and general esoterica inspire his stories. Love and Saucers is his first feature-length film, with two others in production and post (Cryptozoologist and On the Back of a Tiger). Though he has not yet had a supernatural experience, he is ready and willing. Fruit is his favorite food.

Matt Ralston (producer) is an independent producer in Seattle WA. He has been working in the production and advertising world for 15+ years as a producer and editor. He is currently producing the feature-length documentary Cryptozoologist with Brad Abrahams, and creating a puppet web series called Get Outta Here! He built a tiki bar in his basement called Scully’s Rum Locker.

Matt Ralston (producer)

is an independent producer in Seattle WA. He has been working in the production and advertising world for 15+ years as a producer and editor. He is currently producing the feature-length documentary Cryptozoologist with Brad Abrahams, and creating a puppet web series called Get Outta Here! He built a tiki bar in his basement called Scully’s Rum Locker.

 
Munn Powell (cinematographer) Munn has been shooting commercials, documentaries and feature films for 18 years.  A resident of Salt Lake City, his cinematography has encompassed work on narrative and documentary subjects in Europe, the Pacific and South America. Munn’s first feature film, Napoleon Dynamite, was invited to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and went on to become a popular comedy in theaters nationwide. 

Munn Powell (cinematographer)

Munn has been shooting commercials, documentaries and feature films for 18 years.  A resident of Salt Lake City, his cinematography has encompassed work on narrative and documentary subjects in Europe, the Pacific and South America. Munn’s first feature film, Napoleon Dynamite, was invited to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and went on to become a popular comedy in theaters nationwide. 

Derk Reneman (composer) Derk is the owner of Studio Ausland: a music, design and storytelling studio since 2003. Derk creates captivating audio-visual experiences and brings worlds to life with his prolific and colorful combination of music and sound design. He currently holds a position as a lecturer in Communication and Design at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, and is a cool guy to work with.

Derk Reneman (composer)

Derk is the owner of Studio Ausland: a music, design and storytelling studio since 2003. Derk creates captivating audio-visual experiences and brings worlds to life with his prolific and colorful combination of music and sound design. He currently holds a position as a lecturer in Communication and Design at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, and is a cool guy to work with.

Nate Barr (executive producer) Nate is an accomplished executive producer with over 15 years of experience in advertising, design & animation, and film production. He has recently EP'd and produced multiple short films and feature documentaries, including Love & Saucers. When he is not busy pursuing his creative endeavors, you will find him spending time with his wife and two children or absorbed in a Philip K. Dick novel.

Nate Barr (executive producer)

Nate is an accomplished executive producer with over 15 years of experience in advertising, design & animation, and film production. He has recently EP'd and produced multiple short films and feature documentaries, including Love & Saucers. When he is not busy pursuing his creative endeavors, you will find him spending time with his wife and two children or absorbed in a Philip K. Dick novel.