Dreamland: Inside Area 51
One of the first documentaries I ever made was on a man called Bob Lazar & a top secret military facility out in the Nevada desert called Area 51. I’m now turning that into a feature film called DREAMLAND.
And what a story it is. Most people have heard of Area 51, but not many know the true facts. In 1989 a 30 year old scientist called Bob Lazar walked into a Las Vegas television station in and claimed that he had worked out in the desert at Area 51, in a underground facility called S4.
He said that he worked as a contractor for the Department of Naval Intelligence, through a defense subsidiary called EG&G, and that his job was to ‘reverse engineer’ the propulsion system of a ‘recovered’ alien spacecraft.
He claims that he received detailed, top secret, briefings on a number of ‘recoveries’ that had been made by the US government of ‘crashed space vehicles’ as well as EBE’s ‘extra-terrestrial biological entities’.
He also claims to have witnessed ‘test flights’ of ‘man-made’ flying craft which were utilizing this ‘alien’ technology. He claimed his life was in danger and that was why he was going public.
But was any of it true? Or just a cleverly created fantasy? From my perspective, I have met Bob several times over the years, and he has never varied or tried to embellish his story to me in any way.
George Knapp, the Las Vegas TV reporter who Lazar broke his story to has spent over 20 years investigating his claims, and after verifying much of his background and talking to other people who claimed to have worked out at Area 51, Knapp believes that most of his story is, in fact, true.
Either way, I believe this could be a great film, and I need your help to make it. I’m raising funds on Indiegogo so go to www.indiegogo.com and search for ‘Dreamland: Inside Area 51’
Meet the Cha Cha’s
A new 13 part reality series
Let us introduce you to Johnny Cha Cha and his long suffering wife, Karen. They make Jon & Kate look like Donny & Marie. He'a an Italian american orginal, and she, well, she's just fabulous. . Gotti, Gravano, Castellano. The boys are all gone. Little Italy isn't what it was. The yuppies are moving in on one side, the Chinese from all the others. All that's left is a handful of blocks around Mulberry Street. And one last wise guy, who calls himself, the last of the Mulricans. .Johnny and Karen are simply one of a kind. He's a King Of New York. A Don of Mulberry Street. A man who believes in old fashioned honor, in code, in brotherhood and, above all, in family. All five of them. She is his glamorous, raucous, outspoken blonde haired wife. While he's working in his restaurant on Mulberry Street, she's dreaming of starring on Broadway. A more argumentative, entertaining, but ultimately lovable couple would be hard to find. Who else do you know who gets into brawl at the Kentucky Derby? A new reality series with a heart...and meatballs.
The Main Course
Scripted feature film
The story of a high-flying, award winning London chef who's success and pressure has slowly eroded his life. Addled by drink, drugs and sex, loathing himself, and what he has become, he decides to end it all by jumping into the River Thames one night, only to find himself washed up in a seaside town. He has no memory of who he is, no money, and only the clothes on his back. He finds protection, solace and friendship with the owners of a local Cafe. When the owner dies, the chef takes over and the old culinary sparks begin to fly. But all is not quite what it seems. A film about redemption, passion and great food.
Return to Abydos
Scripted feature film
This film dramatizes the remarkable true story of Dorothy Eady, a young girl from wartime London who, ever since a near death experience in her childhood, believed she was the lover of Pharaoh Seti l, in a former life. It was a conviction that led her to live her adult life in Egypt, in the Temple of Abydos, where she was able to assist the archaeologists with their discoveries, given her 'prior knowledge' of the site. Dorothy became a beloved figure in Egypt, teaching the local children english , and escorting the likes of Churchill and President Kennedy around the Temple. She described her bizarre story.
The Forbidden Archaeologist
A feature-length documentary film
A documentary film about one man’s struggle to make us re-think our understanding of human origins, identity and destiny. Over the past two centuries researchers have found bones and artifacts showing that civilized communities existed on earth millions of years ago. But the scientific establishment has suppressed, ignored and dismissed these remarkable facts. Why? Because they contradict the accepted academic and historical view of human origins, which says that humans like ourselves within the last 100,000 years. The man behind the controversy is the author and researcher Michael A. Cremo, who, since 1984, alongside his longtime collaborator Richard L. Thompson, has investigated the finds, lectured, debated and traveled the world crusading to have these discoveries given the consideration and importance that he passionately believes they deserve. A film about one quiet man’s relentless crusade against the odds which challenges the very core of our existence.
6 x 1 hours
Dozens of body parts, chalices, shrouds, dusty boxes and shreds of wood are housed in churches, castles and museums across the world claiming to be authentic Holy Relics of Christianity. From the severed head of John the Baptist, the skeleton of St Peter, and the heart and body of Mary Magdalene, to pieces of the True Cross the blood of Christ, the tongue of St Anthony, and even the milk from the Breast of The Virgin Mary. In many cases they have been venerated by millions of devotees for centuries, but how authentic are they, and just how ‘true’ is their provenance?
Two thirds of the world’s surface is submerged, and much of the world’s history lies hidden beneath the water. DARK WATER is major new series following the adventures of a team of cave divers who pride themselves on exploring some of the most inaccessible, dangerous and deepest places on the planet.
From sacred Mayan cenotes (wells) in Mexico and flooded Temples in Jordan, to deep cave structures in Colorado. And from labyrinthine sink holes in the Amazon and Volcanic lakes in Greenland to flooded mines in Arizona. They are expert technical divers and cavers. The harder, the more extreme the better.
The Secret Nazis
6 x 1 hours
From Himmler's quest for the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant, to Ghost Rockets, UFO's, occult ceremonies and hidden Nazi treasures. A fascinating look at what Hitler’s secret scientific and development teams were up to, much of which was appropriated by the Allies, especially the US, after the War.
The Shadow Men
6 x 1 hours
The world of Secret Societies, from the infamous Priory of Sion to the ultra-secretive Knights of Malta within the Vatican, Opus Dei, The Bildebergers, the Skull & Bones society in America and the infamous Illuminati among others.
The Jesus Conspiracy
6 x 1 hours
A controversial series investigating the question as to whether the story of Jesus’ life was manufactured, and if so how, and why? Was there really one man called Jesus or was he an amalgam of different healers, revolutionaries and would-be Messiahs from the time? Was he married? Was there a crucifixion? Did he come back from the dead or was there trickery involved? Was his message distorted by the emerging Church in Rome, and if so, why?
Did he travel to foreign lands and if so where and what did he do? We examine the evidence that covers all this territory and talk to the experts who have sought to shed light on the real historical Yeshua Ben Joseph. From the ‘Desposyni’ lineage in Europe, to the ‘Jesus Papers’ found in Jerusalem; and from the ‘bloodline’ scrolls taken to Saint Sulpice in Paris, to the heretical symbolism in paintings and secrets held within the Church in Rome.
The Dark Side with Clyde Lewis
Clyde Lewis’ iconic radio show Ground Zero has been running for years, most recently as the top rated night-time show in Portland. In this new series, Clyde hosts a weekly ‘round-table’ discussion show, shot in a cool lounge setting, with a Clyde and six or so guests sat around on old, worn sofas, discussing all manner of paranormal, ufo, alien, and conspiracy topics.
His guests change every show and would be a mix of experts, academics, authors, both ‘believers’ and sceptics, as well at least one celebrity guest with a passion for this field.
What Happens when we die?
6 x 1 hours
A new series which examines the very latest research into the age old question that everyone wants answered. Is there life after death, and in what form? We talk to the leaders in the research to find answers. From NDE’s (near death experiences) to Mediums, EVP (electronic voice phenomena), Seances to the physical ‘apports’ of objects, orbs, and phenomena caught on tape and audio. From the Scole Experiment in the UK, to the ‘Bacci’ recordings in Italy, and the incredible work of Dr Ian Stephenson in the US, among others.
Brian Posehn's Really Strange
If you like your spooky with a side of wry humour, then this series is for you. Brian Posehn is our open-minded, modern day Odysseus on an epic voyage across the unmapped, United States of Strange. From the wilds of Ape Canyon, Washington, to the Voodoo swamps of new Orleans – Brian separates truth from fiction from the just plain strange. Think: “Bart the Conqueror” meets “World’s Creepiest Destinations” Each episode will be built around a compelling mystery that is connected to a specific place, with Brian meeting the eyewitnesses , and visiting the sites of their strange experiences. From Bigfoot to the Chuppacubras, the New Jersey Devil, to UFO, the Block Island ‘Vortex’ to the Bell witch.
My Royal Wedding
What if you could have your wedding planned, organized and run by the team behind not one, but four British Royal Weddings? What if you could have Princess Diana’s dressmaker create your very own Wedding Dress ? Or have her former hairdresser create a sensational style for your big day? How about Prince Charles’s personal Chef cooking at your Wedding Reception? Or one of the Queen’s florists to arrange your flowers? We spring Right-Royal surprises on couples across the US when our five strong team transform simple celebrations into unforgettable, fairytale weddings.
The Scole Experiment
2 x 1 hours
A dramatised documentary film which tells the remarkable true story of Alan & Diana Bennett, and Robin and Sandra Foy. Two middle aged couples living in Norfolk, UK, who had shared a lifetime’s interest in the paranormal and mediumship. In the mid-nineties, they set out on a major experiment, to try and find hard evidence that there is life after death. The events that took place over five years were so astounding that respected scientists, psychologists and physicists, who had been asked to observe, test and record what took place, all confirmed that some form of ‘paranormal manifestations’ had taken place.
In the field of Ghosts and Paranormal research, nothing like this had ever happened before. Several times jewels and even silver cutlery crashed down onto the table, handwriting, symbols, and messages appeared on unopened, factory sealed photographic film, and on one occasion, a 1940’s copy of the Daily Mirror newspaper fell onto the table with the paper still in its white, un-oxidized state. It remains the perhaps the most important, and yet almost unknown, work into paranormal contact yet made.
Can we Time Travel?
1 x 1 hour
Scientist Professor David Pares believes that we can, and he’s embarking on an ambitious experiment to prove it. After nearly two decades of painstaking research, Pares thinks that powerful solar flares can pierce through weakened around of our magnetosphere and ‘supercharge’ high altitude clouds, creating ‘mega electric’ storms which can, in turn, create time and space distortions for aircraft that are caught in them. It sounds the stuff of science fiction, but Pares says he is going to prove it. He is going to rig up a small, light aircraft with the very latest sensors, and repeatedly fly test flights over the Atlantic ocean, in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle, where many pilots have reported being ‘caught’ in electric storms and vortices, where their instruments malfunction, and they appear to ‘lose’ time.
The key, Pares says, is to time the test flights with known solar flare discharges and hope that they are able to break through the atmosphere and ‘super charge’ the columns of storm clouds. Pares believes that if we can learn more about this phenomena, and perhaps harness this immense energy, then it will forever revolutionize how we travel, on this planet, and to others.
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