AURORA is a black and white 30 minute film that tells the story of the first UFO crash
recorded in American history.
It is widely believed that Roswell, New Mexico is the site of the first UFO crash in American
history- but that distinction actually goes to a small town in Texas. According to an historical
account reported in the local newspaper, early in the morning on April 17, 1897, the
residents of Aurora (located just outside of Fort Worth) were awakened by a loud explosion
as an inexplicable airship crashed to Earth– six years before the first flight of the Wright Bros,
and 40 years before the town even had electricity. A body was found at the site and buried in
an unmarked grave in the town cemetery, the wreckage was thrown into a deep well, and a
legend was born. But what if the story was more fantastic than anyone imagined?
AURORA is a love letter to The Twilight Zone and Universal Monsters, and artfully
combines actual historical events with Nazi UFO conspiracy theories, time travel,
and extra-dimensional cryptids into a tidy and curious package, delivering science
fantasy into the 19th century wild west.
The costumes and creatures of AURORA were developed by some of the most
celebrated artists of our day, including a Nazi time traveller designed by World
Fantasy Award winning painter Brom, and creature design and practical effects
construction by Face Off (SyFy) winners Rayce Bird and J. Anthony Kosar.
About the creators
For nearly twenty years, Century Guild founder Thomas Negovan has curated
exhibitions and created fine books on art and art history, inspiring subjects like
Clive Barker and David Mack to offer unbridled praise for his presentation of their
work. Negovan has now created his first film, created in tandem with his brilliant
community, and is using the Kickstarter platform to bring it to life.
The film features Genesis P-Orridge (legendary music icon and originator of the
Industrial music genre) as the voice of the creature. The soundtrack– available on
limited edition vinyl as part of the Kickstarter campaign– was orchestrated by Troy
Sterling Nies (composer for the soundtracks to the H. P. Lovecraft Society’s Call of
Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness) with master thereminist Armen Ra and
drummer Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, NIN).
KICKSTARTER packages include movie/soundtrack sets, ltd. ed. glow-in-the-dark vinyl
featuring a letterpress logo by Kevin Cantrell, Kickstarter-exclusive t-shirts, facsimile
19th century tintypes, and limited edition posters by notable artists.