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In 1947 people were threatened with their lives if they spoke of the Roswell UFO crash. Most stayed silent. Until now.
In 1947 something crashed in Roswell New Mexico which people are still talking about today. Its time the world knew the truth.
In 1947 something crashed in Roswell New Mexico which people are still talking about today. Its time the world knew the truth.
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Cosmic Whistleblowers - The Last Genuine Roswell Witnesses

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The Ultimate Cover Up

If there's a UFO documentary that must get made it has to be this one. Over 60 years ago the world was told, for just a few hours, that a UFO had crashed and been found by the US military. Even now few people know that it was the Roswell Army Air Field itself that made this shattering announcement, the press release went as follows:

The many rumours regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the Intelligence office of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc through the cooperation of one of the local ranchers and the sheriff's office of Chaves County. The flying object landed on a ranch near Roswell sometime last week.

Many of us now know how the rest of this story goes - decades of denial and various accounts given by the military, each new explanation more contradictory than the previous, none of them making any sense when you examine the facts. What is perhaps most disturbing is that those same authorities have admitted to making up these cover stories. Yes that's right, they actually admit it has been a cover up all of these years.

The Film

With your support this is the first and only chance to speak with the people that know what really happened - the last living Roswell witnesses.

A handful of people who were close to this extraordinary incident have been tracked down by investigators after many years of research.  This ground breaking documentary promises to be a journey of infinite possibility.  Having been threatened with their lives by the US Army all those years ago if they ever spoke of the events, these last remaining witnesses have finally been found against all the odds. 

They have agreed to share their stories with us on camera exclusively and for the very first time.

Cosmic Revelations

These brave individuals have revelations about the Roswell incident that will challenge the way you see the world. As incredible as their accounts  may seem, its crucial we hear their story.  None of the witnesses we are to interview have anything to gain personally and they will not be paid for their appearance in the film. All they want to do is share their life changing experiences with the world before its too late. All the participants have been thoroughly background checked and meticulously verified. They are all entirely credible.

Investigation

Donald Schmitt is the man who knows who they are, and its the result of an investigation that has spanned decades. Schmitt and the rest of the Roswell Investigation team, which also includes Thomas Carey, are in a 'race with the undertaker', as the last surviving witnesses to the incident are dwindling fast.

Donald Schmitt at the 1947 crash site in New Mexico
Donald Schmitt at the 1947 crash site in New Mexico

Targets

Our initial target of £7500 is enough to get this film on camera in a fundamental way. It covers the absolute bare minimum costs, ensuring the travel and accommodation for the director and a camera operator. By achieving our first target we will be able to bring these interviews to the world and deliver this film on a micro budget

As an experienced filmmaker and broadcaster, I have all the skills needed to ensure the successful completion of Cosmic Whistleblowers. The finances raised do not provide any renumeration for myself other than the direct costs to help me bring this unique project to life. All of my time and labour I give freely out of the sheer belief in this film and my passion for the story and the people involved.

What we would really love is to hit the £15000 mark or higher as this would mean a much deeper investigation with the funds to chase down even more witnesses who have not spoken out on Roswell. We already know they are out there from the investigation team's outstanding research. We have much bigger plans for this important project and with your extra support we would have the chance to put them in place and make this film so much more.

Time is running out, and as each day passes so does any hope of speaking to the only people that know what happened at Roswell in 1947. Once they are all gone the most famous cover up in history will then become just another 'myth' with the truth being buried for the rest of time. This can't be allowed to happen. 

Let's make this film together, because this story has to be told.

Risks and challenges

Setting out to make any film is always a risk of some kind, some of which can be predicted and some of which cannot. Therein lies the excitement!

Documentary film making by its nature throws up unexpected challenges as the journey progresses and until you're on the road facing them it is not always possible to know every twist and turn that's on the horizon. The joy of the best documentaries is a leap of faith into the unknown. Clearly dealing with subject matter of such a controversial nature as we are may bring with it some of these unpredictable elements, but we have mitigated for these risks by thorough research. Donald Schmitt and the team are dedicated investigators who take their work and reputations seriously. My background in television journalism ensures our ability to adhere to high standards.

New revelations brought about by our continual research may throw up additional financial targets to ensure all shooting costs are covered. We are confident, should this happen, that these challenges will be overcome and that our film will still be made keeping the production values we set out to achieve.

In terms of reward delivery, timescales are estimations and may be subject to change in the face of such challenges as set out above. Please be assured, however, that we will be working very hard to deliver all rewards on time and that all unnecessary delays will be avoided where possible.

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    You have our heart felt thanks and can be proud that you helped bring to the screen a documentary that the media don't want you to see. You will receive a shout out on twitter from the director as well as personal progress updates via email. Thank you!

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    Own 'Cosmic Whistleblowers' and add it to your movie collection with this digital download of the full length feature. Once you have it, no one can censor the truth any longer. You can tell all of your friends about it, and in fact we encourage that you do. This special promotional price will only last until the project deadline is up and for those people who support this film.

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    This reward is for film lovers who always wanted to see their name on screen. Not only will a digital download of the finished film be yours, your name will appear in the credits as one of our 'Favoured Backers'. You now officially work in the movies, welcome aboard!

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    How about some authentic soil samples from the Roswell crash site archaeological dig itself!? We'd like to offer fragments of a flying saucer but we can't promise that just yet. Instead you will have your very own dig samples taken from the world's most famous UFO incident.

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    For us old-school types digital downloads are just not enough, so your pledge means a Limited Edition signed DVD of 'Cosmic Whistleblowers' will be yours to own. We never intend to produce this dvd again in packaged hard copy (downloads only in the future) so it could be your only chance to grab a copy.

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    You just became an important part of this process and your reward is having your name up in the first section of the credits - in bold and highlighted you are now one of our 'Big Backers'.

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    Have you ever been to a red carpet event? Your generous support will be rewarded by joining the director at a private UK screening before the film's release. This is exclusive world premiere will be limited to a very small number. Be among the first people on the planet to see what the last surviving witnesses have to say about the most famous of all UFO incidents.
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    You just hit a major milestone in supporting this film, for which we are eternally grateful. Such a demonstration of support must be rewarded accordingly! Along with gaining an immediate Associate Producer credit on what will be the most upto date documentary on Roswell, you will also be invited to a private dinner event with Roswell Investigator Donald Schmitt and director Simon Sharman. You'll have the chance to discuss their findings personally as well as hear first hand how your contribution made filming a reality. (UK based, location and dates tbc, travel not included)

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    Your outstanding generosity means we have a real chance of hitting our goals. Helping us get these real life Roswell accounts into the public domain may be the ultimate prize for some but we don't just assume that. You automatically take the title of Executive Producer and we offer you the opportunity to join us for a day's shooting as we film on location in Roswell. See how we're utilising your invaluable pledge in person, you are vital to this film. (date tbc, October 2013, travel not included).

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