Screening Room

MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Mirage Men”

Partners: Produced by Perception Management; distributed by Cargo Films and Releasing Length: 1 x 85 minutes Premiered: June 2013 (Sheffield Doc/Fest) Rights available: Worldwide Based on the book of the same name by British ...
September 1, 2013

Partners: Produced by Perception Management; distributed by Cargo Films and Releasing

Length: 1 x 85 minutes

Premiered: June 2013 (Sheffield Doc/Fest)

Rights available: Worldwide

Based on the book of the same name by British journalist Mark Pilkington (also one of the film’s producers), this project puts forward the argument that the U.S. government planted misinformation about extraterrestrials and UFOs to distract the American public and foreign governments from its own advanced technology programs. Central characters in the film include former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence officer Richard Doty, who shares some of the lengths his department went to in order to keep peoples’ eyes on the skies. The nuggets unearthed in Mirage Men should be of great interest to an audience beyond conspiracy theorists and science-fiction fans.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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