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The following is a copy of a letter the Taos Land & Film Company recently sent to George Noory and the Coast to Coast AM team in an effort to get the director Jeff Jackson on the show to discuss his latest film and fundraiser campaign, Phone Calls from the Dead.
GHOST PHONE Calling COAST TO COAST – GEORGE NOORY
Stories abound about ghost phone phenomena, people receiving phone calls from dead loved ones. Most people, upon receiving a phone call from the dead, would be mortified. Not so for conspiratorial filmmaker Jeff Jackson, whose Taos Land & Film Company (TLFC) team have just completed GHOST PHONE, their epic, four-years-in-the-making feature film inspired by true events in Jackson’s life. Jackson and his ghosts seek a guest appearance on COAST TO COAST AM on or right before Halloween 2012.
The TLFC team are launching a revolutionary KICKSTARTER.com campaign a week before Halloween to promote the movie GHOST PHONE and fund the development of a unique phone application entitled PHONE CALLS FROM THE DEAD. Apropos to the movie’s theme, the app will be downloaded on an individual’s cell phone and that person will receive daily a random call from a famous dead person providing advice—a kind of Oracle Effect. The Kickstarter contributors will become our beta testing audience for the app’s development. They will be interacting with us, submitting reactions to the various personalities and messages, thus evolving the effectiveness of the Oracle. We are asking for COAST TO COAST’s help in bypassing the Corporatocracy holding back independent artists and thinkers everywhere.
GHOST PHONE SYNOPSIS:
“Nobody believes William Pierce. Not the cops, not the shrinks, not even his own mother. And why should they? You see, Will has a direct hotline to the afterworld: his dead fiancée’s cell phone. Here’s the problem: the dead talk only to him.
In this dark Twilight Zonesque comedy, Will straddles this world and the next, jumping through hurdles to appease those who have crossed over, in an attempt to exonerate himself from a murder charge, prove his sanity, and find closure with his fiancée. Yes, she’s dead, but she’ll go to any lengths to make their relationship work, including asking Will to do the unthinkable: join her on the other side.
WHY WOULD COAST TO COAST WANT TO INTERVIEW JEFF JACKSON?
Jackson has many reasons to be a target of nondescript agents and black helicopters.
Also for Larry Flynt, Jackson wrote an article entitled, “Are You Legally Sane,” an expose of government which ironically ties into the theme and ending of GHOST PHONE.
Investigative journalists still consult with Jackson regarding CATTLEGATE,
his documentary about the Michigan PBB poisoning, the worst preventable agricultural disaster in the history of the world, and the government cover-up that still sickens people almost 40 years later.
Jackson is an avid lucid dreamer. Discover your Reincarnated Roots, Jackson’s guided visualization to lucid dreaming, has been used by people across the country for decades to connect with their files in the Akashic Records.
With Jackson, no subject is taboo. POSTAL WORKER, Jackson’s dark comedy exploring the roots of violence in the industrial-age workplace, earned widespread acclaim and regular airings on HBO.
Jackson’s work has taken him to violent crime scenes and other haunted locales. He’s no stranger to metaphysical and paranormal experiences in writing and filming.
Much more could be said of the work Jackson has done to uncover the unsettling and upsetting truths that governments and corporations seek to keep hidden from the people. We’ll save that for another show. His work, past and present, is the perfect fodder for the annual Halloween Ghost to Ghost show. We’d love to hear about EVP experiences from COAST TO COAST callers. What else could you expect from the TLFC team living amidst the ley lines and energy vortexes within the Taos Hum. Looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
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That’s right, we’re going out into the social media/viral messaging world to raise money to promote our latest film, GHOST PHONE the movie. Five years in the making. Untold human sacrifices. Pain and suffering. I’m cutting my ear off to get this movie out into the world. We’re planning to launch just a week or two prior to Halloween & the Day of the Dead. We’re developing a phone app called Phone Calls from the Dead which when downloaded will allow you to receive one or two phone calls a day from famous dead people giving you advice on your day. It’s a kind of Ghost Phone Oracle combined with a sort of serendipitous cosmic intervention. That’s right, we live in a manic world, where daily we swing up and down emotional/spiritually/financially. And, now we offer you help! Hope! A chance to communicate with your dead grandma.
Let me just say, GHOST PHONE is based on true events! We’re going to be asking all of you to help us spread the word. Some of you may scoff. May be cynical. But, let me tell you a story of when I was ten years old. I lived on Riverside Drive outside of Battle Creek, Michigan. I was a restless, disturbed youth. A chronic criminal, a near professional shoplifter. My fifth grade teacher, Ms. Hicks, told my mother at the end of my 5th grade year, that she should flunk me, but she didn’t want me back at the school again for another year of torture to her. So, I was passed on to Highland Junior High. I was troubled. I was walking in my sleep a lot. The phone rang late one night. I heard it but no one else in my family did. I got up and wandered through our brick ranch style house and answered the phone. An old, old voice crackled through the wires, “Jeffrey? Jeffreyyy.” I froze in the dark, my hand trembled so hard I could hardly keep the receiver up to my ear. “Yesss?” I stuttered.
“Jeffrey, you’ve got to stop stealing!” It’s hard to admit, but I peed my pajama bottoms as I stood there listening to my dead grandmother calling me from the grave. “If you don’t stop stealing and smoking cigarettes you’re going to end up in prison!”
Out of the darkness over my shoulder a hand reached down and jerked the ghost phone out of my hand. It was my mother. She put the receiver up to her ear and all she heard was a dial tone. I was crying now. She put the phone back down on it’s base and guided me back to my bedroom. “Jeff, you’re walking in your sleep again,” she said gently, not wanting to wake me up. But, I was awake and somewhere deep down I knew my grandma had reached out from the other side to set me straight. And from that night forth I never stole another thing and I’ve yet to end up in prison.
So, I’m trying to get my head, my energy into plunging out into the virile world of crowd funding. I’ve decided to move CALLERS up into the first KickStarter Campaign slot, since we need to get it out into the world and market it and get the financial albatross of it off my back. And, in the process of doing that I’ve been looking at Kickstarter Campaigns again, studying them. Trying to get my head around doing a campaign. I came upon Hal Hartley’s MEANWHILE Kickstarter campaign and got inspired by it. I like Hal’s films and of course identify with him as an indy filmmaker. Amazingly enough they hit their $40,000 goal in just 10 days. They’ve still got about 10 days left. So, I made my contribution today, because I want a DVD of his film which looks pretty interesting.