Angel Studios’ New Film AFTER DEATH Heads into Opening Weekend with a Historic Screen Count and Over 212,000 Pre-Sell Tickets

AFTER DEATH Shares Stories of Near Death Experiences as Told By Survivors, Scientists, Medical Professionals, and New York Times Best-Selling Authors

Provo, UT—October 27, 2023

AFTER DEATH, the next theatrical release from Angel Studios - the studio behind the summer blockbuster SOUND OF FREEDOM - continues to defy the odds and outperform in both opening theater screen count and ticket pre-sales. Over 212,000 tickets have been pre-sold and 2,620 theaters have already booked the film, cementing AFTER DEATH as the #4 documentary by opening screen count in history.*  Exploring life’s most pressing question, AFTER DEATH opens in theaters October 27.

“We are thrilled by audience response, craving a theatrical experience for AFTER DEATH,” said Jared Geesey, CDO of Angel Studios. “Life’s biggest question deserves the biggest screens and a distraction-free environment.”

“After the sudden loss of Marko, my brother-in-law at age 36, I realized just how fragile life can be,” said Director Stephen Gray. “Life can be short.  My hope is that after watching “After Death”, it causes audiences to reflect and consider all of the evidence. Movies have a unique ability to help shape culture and this film allows us all to explore what happens when we die. We want everyone to come away feeling valued with a renewed sense of hope, that their life has meaning.”

Media agrees, with early reviews stating:

“ of the most important documentaries ever made.” - Daily Caller

“Engaging cinematic experience.” - Movieguide

“Regardless of whether you’re religious, agnostic, spiritual, or atheist, you’ll have plenty of food for thought throughout this illuminating documentary.” - NYC Movie Guru

“Consistently captivating.” - The Aisle Seat

AFTER DEATH is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration into the enigmatic question that has fascinated humanity for centuries: “What happens when we die?”  Through personal accounts, philosophical discussions, and scientific research, the film takes viewers on a profound journey of discovery.

AFTER DEATH features New York Times bestselling authors, doctors, scientists, and survivors, including Don Piper (90 Minutes in Heaven), Dr. Mary Neal (To Heaven and Back), John Burke (Imagine Heaven), Dr. Jeffrey Long (Evidence for the Afterlife), and Dr. Raymond Moody (Life After Life). 

AFTER DEATH, a Sypher Studios Production, was written and directed by Stephen Gray (DISCOVERING HEAVEN), co-directed by Chris Radtke (AMONG THIEVES), and produced by Jens Jacob (I’M NOT CRAZY I’M SICK, WAR UNFOLDING) and Jason Pamer (NICK: THE NICK VUJICIC STORY, THE HEART OF MAN).


About Angel Studios:  Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through the Angel Guild, tens of thousands of investors choose which titles the studio will next distribute. Angel Studios allows filmmakers and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself. The Chosen and Dry Bar Comedy—two of Angel Studios’ originals—have earned billions of views around the world, and now SOUND OF FREEDOM has become a global box-office hit. Learn more at

* The Numbers Top Documentary Lists

** AFTER DEATH KEY ART and IMAGES available here.