It’s now 2 years since Codename Rendlesham was finalised and released. With the caveat that few productions and/or witnesses from the US have visited the UK in this time, the Rendlesham story, like many things has seemingly stood still….for now. As underlined in the documentary, the legend of Rendlesham has relied on a constantly evolving narrative, with emerging revelations and claims of new evidence surfacing every few months. Whether or not this evolutionary pause of the story represents the gradual onset of it’s ageing, or we’ll see a sudden revitalisation, remains to be seen. I’m hedging my bets towards the latter for now.

One of my background intentions with this film, was that by viewing multiple viewpoints without too much judgement ( hopefully ), it would shine a small light on these different takes and how each are valid in their own way. A belief system where alien beings visiting a Suffolk forest might be a distinct reality, or a factually driven, hard data approach to sifting through the nuts and bolts, are both equally valid from different viewpoints. The subject and place itself, are what bring those seemingly different thought processes together.

Because of this approach to what’s become a divided subject, the film has had a mixed reception, including some amusing assumptions that this film was MOD or militarily funded ( smile emoji ). I suspect that it’s because it appears to have challenged some belief systems by presenting facts and opinions, that seem to undermine them. However, facts and opinions aren’t always solid non movable things, they too evolve over time, if we let them.

I’m hoping to further explore this much misunderstood relationship, between fact based research and alternative belief systems in Tin Foiled, a documentary that will hopefully challenge what you thought you knew about conspiracy theory. Is belief in so called conspiracy theories really that dangerous and if so, for who is it a danger? It’s a touchy subject right now, but hopefully it will engage it respectfully. One question that’s on the list.. does a belief, or interest in UFO’s automatically make somebody a conspiracy theorist?

I’ll sign off with the admission that I’m firmly in the “I Want To Believe” camp, but maybe I’d also add “It’s Okay To Believe”. It’s all good.

Codename Rendlesham is available to view here at the new price of £2.50 buy/£1.50 rent

“Tin Foiled” Documentary

Conspiracy theory, that keyword that has somehow entered our everyday lexicon, is a term often used to compartmentalise any narrative that can’t be filed under consensus. From a lizard alien super race, to political and scientific discourse, why has this banner become a catch all garbage can for anything we find difficult to confront, explain, or investigate?

How do we really benefit from such one size fits all terminology and have we really got to a point, where reality and fact have become so entangled in fantasy and fiction?

“Tin Foiled” will be a short documentary in the Para/Dox strand, launching 2022….to stay up to date with announcements, please either subscribe to the blog, or you can follow Chill Factor Films on Instagram.


A.I CEO powered by ParaDox Neural Networks

This parody corporate promo, is inspired by the numerous articles that have saturated the web, on the coming future of A.I and it’s impact on the masses. It’s a slightly tongue in cheek poke at the thought process behind utopian visions, such as The Great Reset, which in reality are nothing short of dystopian nightmares, only being of benefit to the few.

A common theme running through Sci Fi lore, is one where AI and machine learning overtake humanity and only lead to negative outcomes. But what if things could be switched around and we could find a way to harness this technology and leave it in charge? Could we use it to make the world a better place? Possibly, but if something like A.I CEO was to emerge, then expect it to be met by a lot of resistance.

Perhaps if there is a message within this, it would be very clearly aimed at those in positions of power…. be careful what you wish for.

Produced as an intro to the Para/Dox series of docs and shorts, starting this winter.

Additional Image credits

Ketut Subiyanto, Dario Fernandez Ruz, Marian Croitoru, cottonbro, Tima Miroshnichenko, Pressmaster, Mikhail Nilov , Kindel Media , egamiFX Studio, Tom Fisk, Kampus Production, Ron Lach