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Cast: Ryan Carnes (Valentina’s Wedding), Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven), Don Stark (“That 70’s Show”), Peter Stormare (Fargo) and Dee Wallace (E.T.)

Director: Fulvio Sestito

Genre: Sci-fi/Mystery/Thriller

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

Chris Norton (Carnes) has been hearing about alien abductions his entire life but, in his gut, he knows they are not real. Setting out to disprove the alien abduction phenomenon once and for all, he attends a UFO convention to meet alleged abductees and reveal the truth behind their experiences. It is only when he meets Emily, who claims to have been abducted every seven years on her birthday, that Chris realizes there may be more to these claims than meets the eye. With Emily’s 28th birthday only days away, Chris helps her to uncover the truth as they come face to face with the reality that we are not alone.

'Beyond The Sky' tells the story of Chris Norton a film maker. All his life he has heard that aliens are real, even his abusive father claimed to have been abducted but Chris himself has always been a non-believer. He decides to make a documentary on it and the first thing he does is visit a UFO convention in hopes of getting interviews from those who claim to have been abducted in hopes of finding a more realistic reason for it. But when he gets a young man worked up over his constant questioning he is told to leave but he gets to meet Emily before leaving and their encounter will change everything for Chris.

Emily claims to have been abducted every 7 years since she was 7 years old. With only a few days before her 28th birthday Chris decides to take a road trip with her in hopes of stopping the abduction this time but things get more complicated than expected and Chris soon finds himself having a life changing experience.

I wasn't expecting a lot from this one though the box-art promises big space ships and aliens so I went into it expecting a Sci-fi/action film but I was actually pleasantly surprised to find a more realistic alien conspiracy film. There is a lot more drama and mystery than action and at the heart of the story there even lies a love story.

I found 'Beyond The Sky' to be an engaging and thought-provoking film that had a steady pace to it moved along and built on the story tossing in some twists along the way. Another thing that made the film good was the cast. Everyone in the film did a great job but for me it was the film's two leads, Ryan Carnes and Jordan Hinson who carried the film. Both gave excellent performances and they played off each other perfectly. I must also mention that that this is the Directorial debut from Fulvio Sestito. He did a great job in all aspects and I look forward to seeing what he does next.

The film wasn't special effects heavy since it relied more on its story but the effects used were very well done. The film isn't great and it certainly isn't perfect but I found it to be an entertaining watch that left me thinking about it after it was over. 'Beyond The Sky' is available now on Blu-ray and DVD with Special Features that include:

Interview with Travis Walton, Alien Abductee and Author of “Fire in the Sky” ·

Interview with Navajo Artist at the International UFO Congress.

If you are a fan of Sci-fi then I recommend giving this one a watch. I think you will find it as enjoyable as I did.

Released by RLJE Films

*** 1/2 Out Of *****