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The Orchard Acquires Worldwide Rights to Dr. Steven Greer’s “Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human History”

Sep 01, 2016

Early 2017 release planned for UFO documentary

Los Angeles, CA — September 1, 2016 — The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired worldwide digital and broadcast rights to groundbreaking documentary Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human History featuring Dr. Steven Greer, an emergency doctor and founder of the global Disclosure Movement who has briefed many senior government officials, including the CIA Director, Pentagon Admirals and Generals and senior members of Congress. Unacknowledged was directed by Michael Mazzola and produced by Greer under Star Unacknowledged LLC. The film features numerous government sources including a former special agent for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Richard Doty. The Orchard plans a release in early 2017.

Unacknowledged takes the viewer behind the veil of secrecy and into the corridors of real power where UFO secrets reside. The film tackles the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced — and why. The best evidence of extraterrestrial contact dating back decades is presented, with over 100 hours of top-secret military, corporate and intelligence whistleblower testimony, documents, and UFO footage. Unacknowledged vividly paints a picture of the profound existential crisis and choice now facing humanity and the earth: Continue with the status quo and face a near extinction event, or embrace a new world free of poverty, pollution and an interstellar future.

“There’s no question, no matter your beliefs, that Dr. Greer has tirelessly and consistently exposed startling revelations about UFOs, technology and the secrets being kept from the American public,” said Paul Davidson, EVP Film and Television for The Orchard. “We are thrilled to be partnering with him to bring his most stunning work to the widest audience possible.”

“We are excited to have the support and distribution heft of The Orchard for this historic documentary film that establishes that we are not alone in the Universe,” said Dr. Steven Greer. “It is time for the truth to be known and we are honored to have The Orchard as a partner in this effort.”


The Orchard is a pioneering independent film, TV and music distribution company that operates in over 25 global markets. The company, founded as a music distributor in 1997, is a groundbreaking leader in the film and television distribution space, known for its innovative technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. The Orchard’s film division has enjoyed such recent successes as the Academy Award-nominated documentary Cartel LandThe OvernightDior & I and What We Do in the Shadows. Recent and upcoming releases include Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’sThe Music of Strangers, Udi Aloni’s Junction 48, Antonio Campos’ Christine and Pablo Narrain’s Neruda. The company is currently in theaters with Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Roger Ross Williams’ Life, Animated.