Commissioned by Discovery US, I was series producer of 6 x 1hr documentaries as part of this ‘Inside Secret Societies’ series. I setup and directed the key interviews with historians and contributors conducted around the world in: Japan, USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Jordan.
In Jordan and the UK I set up and directed reconstructions with actors for the series.
Series Producer: Craig Duncan
Director: Craig Duncan
Getting filming access to KKK members is difficult. Their general distrust of the media and campaigns against the establishment mixed with a fear of being identified on film requires skilled persuasive techniques – which took a while but was achived as part of a focused team.
I interviewed historians, professors and got access to cross lighting events and KKK meet-ups. Members were open to sharing their views on the world. We spent the day with a chief of police who took us to a tree used to hang/lynch Michael Donald and walked with us through the community the KKK attacked.
I interviewed black author Daryl Davis who befriended KKK leaders. I interviewed the grandson of a KKK infiltrator under direction of J. Edgar Hoover.
The underground ganglands of Tokyo do not like to be filmed. We shot several reconstructions and interviewed gangland members as well as writers for Vice Magazine about the life and history of this subversive group running Japan.
I also interviewed authors in San Francisco.
The Brotherhoods Of The Blood is a documentary about the world of worshiping ancient religious relics and traditions. Including the self-flaggelating marchers in France and Spain and the memberships of the holy Brotherhoods hiding themselves under conical costumes.
In Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code” the name of the secret organisation tasked with protecting the ‘true bloodline of Christ’ was revealed.
Interviewing individuals claiming to be members of ‘The Priory Of Sion’ and shoots in the remote hilltop village of Rennes Le Chateaux in France.
The origins of the original silent assassin or sole terrorist dated back to the Islmaili Assassins in the 12 century. They would work for their master for many years before being activated by their religious leader, to assassinate the sworn enemy.
Filmed in the deserts of Jordan, the White House and the Pentagon – USA.