Jon Ronson - Author of The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats.
"Really original in the story it tells... Mirage Men presents an astonishing new perspective on the UFO mythology, and opens up the much wider question of how we know what we know about the world outside... a brilliant piece of work."
Adam Curtis - Director of The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self.
What the press are saying:
"A documentary like no other... Beautifully put together... It raises pressing questions about information and media control and exposes not only the sheer power of the mind but the damage that can be caused to society when that power is misused."
"Watching Mirage Men plunges you into a vortex of half-truths, lies, manipulation, bluffs and double bluffs. It's not quite clear who we should believe... But so many nagging questions surface... Mirage Men effectively admits as much, and unlike lesser documentaries does not even attempt to seek refuge in easy answers or pat plot resolutions. One rather admires it for that."
"Mirage Men takes a fascinating excursion into a twilight zone of wild conspiracies, obsessive believers and psychological double agents... Never less than engaging... [it] touches on some accidentally topical material, including the ethics of NSA snooping and secret unmanned drone aircraft. The evergreen theme, eccentric personalities and bizarre anecdotes here are strong enough to guarantee further festival slots following the documentary's Sheffield debut."
"A chilling descent into the murky underworld of myth-making, showing the extent to which... ideas and theories concerning this subject are produced and promulgated by the US Government. Mirage Men is not interested in proving or indeed, disproving the existence of extra-terrestrials. Rather, it seeks to look at how we come to know the things that we know about alien conspiracy theories, questioning the often disquieting origins of the UFO's infiltration into the popular culture of today."
Mirage Men is necessary viewing for anybody with an interest in either the topic of UFOs, or the role of government agencies in spying on and/or deceiving their own citizens. The former may be a specialised group, but the latter should include everyone. A highly recommended documentary – if your eyes weren't already open, they will be after watching this film.