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SPOTLIGHT

MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE

Directed by John Dower
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 100 Minutes International Premiere
FILM GUIDE MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE
‘I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relatable human impulses,’ comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary, in collaboration with director John Dower and two-time Academy Award–winning producer Simon Chinn, exploring the Church of Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable, and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, My Scientology Movie is as outlandish as it is revealing.

—Shayna Weingast
Documentary
About the Director(s)
John’s previous film Bradley Wiggins: A Year in Yellow earned him a BAFTA nomination for best director. He also directed Thrilla in Manila , which was in competition at Sundance, and was nominated for an Emmy. My Scientology Movie is his seventh feature length documentary.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    100 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    International
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    John Dower
  • Screenwriter:
    John Dower, Louis Theroux
  • Producer:
    Simon Chinn
  • Editor:
    Paul Carlin
  • Cinematographer:
    Will Pugh
  • Executive Producer:
    Christine Langan, Charlotte Moore, Joe Oppenheimer, Stephen Mcdonogh, Mark Reynolds
  • Composer:
    Dan Jones
  • Co-Producer:
    Vanessa Tovell
  • Presented by:
    Louis Theroux
  • Cast:
    Marty Rathbun, Andrew Perez, Marc Headley, Tom de Vocht, Jeff Hawkins, Steve Mango, Rob Alter

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Marco De Rienzo
    Schedule 2
    London, WC2E 9NG
    Phone: +44 207 379 6072
    Marco@schedule2.com
  • US Sales Contact
    Josh Braun
    Submarine
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 212 625 1410
    josh@submarine.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Mark Lane
    HanWay Films
    London, W1T 1UH
    Phone: +44 207 290 0750
    mfl@hanwayfilms.com
  • Press Contact
    Emma Griffiths
    EMMA GRIFFITHS PR
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 917 806 0599
    emma@eg-pr.com

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