1091 Pictures Acquires Worldwide Rights to New Supernatural Documentary Mind Traveler

LOS ANGELES, CA

1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquired worldwide rights to Greg Mallozzi’s documentary, Mind Traveler. The documentary will be coming to digital platforms Spring 2023.

 

Millions have been swept up in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Mind Traveler poses the question, what if it was real? 

 

The documentary focuses on brilliant, mysterious parapsychologist Andrija Puharich. After learning about the CIA’s interest in psychic phenomena, Puharich creates a study to prove his theory that children can be the greatest psychics in the world. He seeks out like-minded kids from around the world, near-death and UFO experiencers and channelers, all with genius minds. 

 

Quickly the teens prove their psychic potential traversing space and time. Their every move is studied at a secretive lab whose very walls amplify their natural psychic powers, turning them into psychedelic, superhuman spies. 

 

Mind Traveler will feature exclusive first-time interviews with the study participants and unprecedented access to Puharich’s archive, which includes home movies, recordings of remote viewing sessions, personal photographs, hand-written journal entries and much more. 

 

“This is a story I've been researching and trying to bring to life for over a decade,” said director Greg Mallozzi. “I've always believed Puharich to be one of the most fascinating yet relatively unknown figures of the 20th century. I'm excited for the world to finally learn about him and his story. I could not be more thrilled that 1091 Pictures took the leap to join me on finishing this journey.” 

 

After the success of The Phenomenon, 1091 Pictures put a premium on UFO and supernatural documentaries. In May 2020, the company launched Unidentified, a linear streaming channel that features programming on paranormal and alien-related themes.

 

The deal was negotiated by Greg Mallozzi on behalf of the filmmakers and Jim Martin on behalf of 1091 Pictures.

 

ABOUT 1091 PICTURES

1091 Pictures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, is a modern distribution partner for independent film and series owners based in New York and Los Angeles, offering content licensing and delivery to over 100 destinations in over 100 countries. The company represents over 500 filmmakers and distributors and has amassed over 150 award nominations, including two Academy Award® nominations, an Emmy nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Music Film, and over a dozen Spirit Awards nominations. 1091 Pictures’ diverse slate of releases include NYT Critics’ Picks such as The Ghost of Peter Sellers and Grammy-Award Winner Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, riveting sports stories such as A Kid From Coney Island executive produced by Kevin Durant and featuring Stephon Marbury and Red Bull’s The Dawn Wall, audience favorites such as The Last Blockbuster, groundbreaking documentaries such as Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind and The Phenomenon, which reveal the latest intelligence on UFOs, and indie film hits such as Academy Award® Winner Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. For more information, please visit: 1091pictures.com

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super-premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

 

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