Monday, June 30, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Best Evidence at Retro UFO 3

Yours truly at the Retro UFO 3 conference, which was held on the last weekend of April, 2008. Best Evidence was shown at the Conference, in the legendary UFO landmark the Integratron in landers,California, which was pretty darn cool! In this clip I'm talking about a brief conversation at a Christmas party I had with Geoff Regan, at the time a Canadian cabinet minister, and how I used the opportunity to talk to him about real UFO evidence, a few top cases, and the history of Canadian governmental interest in UFOs, and why it stopped in the late 1960s (what I call "The Condon Effect").

One note: the last question about UFOs asked in the House of Commons was in the 1970s, not the 1960s as I mistakenly stated at Retro UFO 3. Hey - nobody's perfect!

Paul Kimball

Monday, March 3, 2008

Best Evidence - 2008 EBE Award Winner!

So, here I am in sunny Los Angeles, hanging out with my good pal Greg Bishop - not a cloud in the sky! Hurrah!!

The end of the International UFO Convention and Film Festival was great - super banquet, lots of nice folks, some very good films (and therefore some great competition), and a WIN for Best Evidence, in the category that probably meant the most to me, as a guy with a history degree - Best Historical Documentary. Lovely statue!

I can't remember what I said in my stumbling "aw shucks" acceptance speech, other than thanking my Mom & Dad in particular, and ending with "God Save the Queen", which was a running joke all week between we Canucks and Brits on one side, and our southern cousins the Yankee Doodles on the other. I thanked everyone in general who worked on the film, or who helped get it made, but the list of names was too long to be specific. However, here are some I absolutely should have mentioned, and who I wish had been there to see their hard work pay off:

Findlay Muir - DOP
John Rosborough - Post Audio & Music
Zan Rosborough - Post Audio
Jim Kimball - Co-Producer / Production Manager
Kris Lee McBride - Narrator
Thor Henrickson - On-Line Editor

Also, of course, Linda Wood and Ann MacKenzie at Film NS, which invested in the film, Andrew Mark Sewell at B7 Media in the UK (our distributor), and Charlotte Engel at Space: The Imagination Station, which commissioned it. Can't forget Nan MacDonald and Linda Kearney at the RBC. Finally, everyone who appeared in the film, including our chief consultant Brad Sparks, as well as Stan Friedman, Nick Pope, Don Ledger, Dick Hall, Bruce Maccabee, Lt. Col. Bruce Bailey, Capt. Robert Salas, Col. Charles Halt... it's a very long list!

The EBE belongs to them as much as me... but I get to keep it! ;-)

Thanks everyone, for making me look good!

Paul Kimball

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Best Evidence - Draft Trailer

A draft promotional trailer for Best Evidence.

Paul Kimball

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Best Evidence at the 2007 X-Conference

Kris Lee McBride and I leave Thursday for Washington, D.C., to attend the 2007 X-Conference, where I'll be screening Best Evidence and talking about the film, and answering questions, afterwards.

Also at the Conference will be Bruce Maccabee, Nick Pope, and Robert Salas, who all appear in the film. Bob has seen it already, but it will be interesting to see what Nick and Bruce make of the finished product. Their presentations, along with screenings of Best Evidence, makes the Conference worth attending if you're in the D.C. area from September 14th to 16th.

Here is a clip of one of the cases from Best Evidence... just as a teaser (this clip features Dr. Maccabee)!

And here is an outtake clip from my interview with Nick Pope, who speaks common sense as usual:

If you are at the X-Conference - and I encourage you to attend - make sure you track me down and say hello. I'm Canadian, after all - it's a requirement of our citizenship that we're polite and friendly! :-)

Paul Kimball

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fortean Times on Best Evidence

The highly-regarded Fortean Times (UK) on Best Evidence:

In this hour-long programme, and also in his accompanying blog, Kimball takes a level-headed look at a number of well-known (and some not so well-known) cases. After the mass enthusiasm for UFOs created by fictional series like the X-Files, the resulting explosion of sensational 'documentaries', and outright hoaxes like the 'Alien Autopsy' footage, perhaps we will now start to see a more thoughtfu; and rational approach to ufology in the media. Despite including such contentious cases as Rendlesham, Kimball's film even appears to have been well received by many ufologists. Let's hope that this bodes well for the future of ufology.
Thanks to the FT for the notice - one can only hope that the film is the beginning of a more thoughtful approach to the UFO phenomenon by my colleagues in the media. Time will tell.

Paul Kimball

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Greg Bishop's review of Best Evidence

Greg Bishop reviews Best Evidence at UFO Mystic. An excerpt:

Even if I did not know Kimball personally, I would have given a big thumbs-up to Best Evidence, if only for its dispassionate premise that something which shows intelligence, but is not human, has been racing through our skies for centuries, and occasionally landing on the ground. It’s the one to show your friends who can’t understand why anyone would take the UFO subject seriously
You can read the full review here.

Thanks for the kind words, Greg.

Paul Kimball

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Best Evidence review by Jason Gammon

Jason Gammon, of the Boy In The Machine blog, has posted a review of Best Evidence. Here's an excerpt:

The film's creator, one Paul Kimball, not only imbues the film with a sense of intrigue and discovery, but also provides needed hints about how the ignoring of the phenomena by mainstream society may eventually come at a price. Viewers of the film will not be tantalized by rumor and innuendo, nor will the viewer be witness to wild accusations with no accompanying proof. Instead, only the cold, hard facts are presented along with amazing computer-animated special effects.
His conclusion?

'Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings' is not just 'perhaps', but most definitely 'is' the must see UFO documentary of the decade.
Thanks, Jason!

You can read the entire review here.

Paul Kimball

Monday, June 4, 2007

Kimball - Binnall Summit?

Is there a Paul Kimball - Tim Binnall summit looming?

What would such an earth-shattering meeting between the creator of Best Evidence and the self-proclaimed "America's creep" mean for ufology, and paranormal research in general?

Who can say?

But it would definitely be a hoot, that will involve lots of beer, Canada's smallest province (PEI), and lots of beer. Oh yeah - lots of talk about the weird and wacky world of the paranormal, too. And the Red Sox.

And beer. Did I mention the beer? And not that watered down Yankee "beer" that Binnall usually drinks. I'm talking the real thing - 100% Cancon!

Fingers crossed that this momentous event (tentatively known as the "Kimbinnall Summit") comes to pass this summer.

In the meantime, you can hear Binnall and yours truly pontificating about Best Evidence here, about baseball here (in an episode that also includes Loren Coleman, Stan Friedman, Adam Gorightly and Greg Bishop, all talking about baseball), and UFOs and ufology in general here and here.

And if you want to hear Tim on the other side of the microphone, i.e. as the interviewee, check out his interview with Red Ice Radio.

Paul Kimball