Phoenix Incident

Director : Keith Arem

Phoenix Incident poster Australian Film Festival OZIFF

Overview & Credits


An exploration led by Keith Arem, the award-winning talent director of popular video games like Call of Duty and Titanfall, has uncovered a military cover-up of the biggest UFO sighting in North America that occurred on March 13th, 1997. This investigation is based on true events.

The incident, known as the Phoenix Lights, was a mass sighting of UFOs in the US history that took place on the night of March 13th, 1997. Four Arizona men disappeared on the same night in the Estrella Mountain National Park, located south of Phoenix, and their case remains unresolved, marking the longest missing persons case in Arizona history.

Phoenix Incident, a transmedia motion picture, features classified recordings and materials that have never been seen before. It presents conclusive evidence that the four men were victims of an extraterrestrial attack, which occurred due to the US Air Force's direct engagement with unidentified aircraft over the Estrella Mountains. The documentary combines footage, testimonials, and the government's ongoing campaign of disinformation, revealing the truth about "The Phoenix Incident" and leaving viewers questioning everything they thought they knew.

The Phoenix Incident also includes a unique alternative reality experience, comprising dozens of hidden websites, social media interactions, and four hours of secret footage and materials.

Director Biography

Creative Director / PCB CEO Keith Arem brings over 20 years directing, producing and creative leadership experience at PCB Entertainment, Virgin Interactive, and Electronic Arts. Avidly curious and fascinated by immersive worlds, Arem brings his visions to life through writing, directing and producing. Keith’s passion began with Contagion (Capitol Records), followed by his work in the game industry as talent director for gaming AAA blockbuster franchises such as Call of Duty series, Ghost Recon series, Rainbow Six series, Deadpool, Saints Row, and Titanfall. Arem’s work placed him as one of the leading directors in the game industry, directing celebrities such as Sam Worthington, Gary Oldman, Ed Harris, Michael Keaton, Idris Elba, and others.

Arem runs Los Angeles-based PCB Productions where he focuses on immersive content creation by blending technology with entertainment. Directing and producing over 600 titles, Arem has been at the forefront of combining emerging technologies into traditional storytelling.

Arem’s creative appetite is a combination of vision and execution. Arem’s award-winning graphic novel and “Cinematic App” INFEX; attracted millions of interactions through a unique “Alternate Reality” experience. Arem’s debut immersive cross-media motion picture, The Phoenix Incident, features an elaborate viral marketing campaign, which generated over 20M engagements worldwide.


Keith Arem - Writer
Adam Lawson - Producer

Key Cast

Troy Baker - "Ryan Stone"
Yuri Lowenthal - "Glenn Lauder"
Travis Willingham - "Mitch Adams"
Liam O’Brien - "Jacob Reynolds"