Ok - I'm biting. It's going to take a while to watch these, however... I'm into the one with Arm Kaleka and it is a very good interview! I don't
have time to do a transcript, but I might provide a few pieces... Give me a bit more time...
Arm Kaleka Interview with Jon Kelly on UFOPM
NOT a full transcript – this is the edited version!! This is only the first six minutes!
I may do more as I have time… This will give you a taste of it.
Unless there are “quotes” please assume I am summarizing the conversation.
Opening – AK’s bio read by Jon Kelly
JK: What got you involved with Steven Greer/ the movie Sirius?
AK: “Predominantly, we were writing a script for a little studio…it’s a narrative film on the subject of UFOs, but in a very benevolent
way…and a Google search got me Dr. Greer. I emailed him and…an assistant at his office fired back and set up an appointment time. He happened to
be in Los Angeles a couple weeks later…at that time, so we took a dinner meeting...I was telling him all I really wanted to do was” …give
everyone at the end the web address to Dr. Greer’s site – (the fictional film that they were working on the script for – not the Sirius
Documentary to be clear – AB)
“And I was like, can you give us your blessing on that because that would be awesome, and then he just started, I mean, going down the rabbit hole,
fast (laughs) and uh…I just stopped him for a second and said, this would make an awesome documentary…and I just happened to have won an Emmy
award just recently… and he was super excited about it, and said it was something he’d always wanted to do was a documentary on this subject
...Later we started talking and I said ‘There are a lot of docs out there, but they don’t seem to be very serious* docs…you know, professionally
done documentaries. So that was our goal, was to do a documentary in the vein of the highest professional quality and get it out to the mainstream.
Get it out farther than the people who know, uh, a lot about the subject and are very critical and, you know, very detrimental on everything – Very
*refers to the quality, not the content or intent of the other docs (and they did do a Sirius documentary! ;-)
JK: “It’s a controversial subject…There is a niche audience, the people who have been reading about and participating in these UFO studies for
decades, and many people have very, uh, serious reputations in that community. I’m sure some of them might be concerned if you hadn’t consulted
them with such a big budget and high profile project, but I think part of filmmaking is taking risks. I’m confident you took a number of risks in
steering this project through to completion. Can you talk a little bit about that? About the roles of the filmmaker?
AK: “I mean the first risk is Dr. Steven Greer. He’s a very polarizing human being. He’s very polarizing in a number of ways. He says some
extreme things that sometimes can’t be backed up by evidence, you know, and he says some things that can be backed up by evidence.
So that was one of the major risks that…was whether or not to decide to let him be part of the project, but since he is polarizing, we thought of it
as a company as a simple solution; he’s a lightening rod. Let’s get him in there, let’s use him, and put him in the right position but not take
him too far, because if you actually listen to his whole theory, um, there is the ability to start going down rabbit holes that are not backed by A)
science and B) governmental evidence…that was one risk we had to take, we had to trust that we could work together as a team and that he understands
we are not trying to take everything he says and say its real.
In fact, if you watch the film all over again, it says ‘Steven Greer says this,’ it says ‘so and so says this…’ ‘perhaps this is
true…’ You know its very mitigating on those grounds, even though the critics lately have been saying ‘oh we are really, really pushing one way
on an agenda’ – We are trying to leave it up to the audience, even Atacoma Humanoid, is a good example. We gave you what Garry said, Dr. Nolan
said, but we…didn’t push it in either direction. There’s a lot of information there, if you actually, you know, watch it.”
----- End of first 6:07 seconds ---- it’s over an hour long, but this gives you a great taste of how interesting the interview is. I tried to
break up the "wall of text" feel, so hopefully this is an easy read... - AB
edit on 27-7-2013 by AboveBoard because: I have finished a section!
edit on 27-7-2013 by AboveBoard because:
edit on 27-7-2013 by AboveBoard because: clerical errors :-( my bad..