To broaden one's perspective, this assuredly is NOT your typical 9/11
documentary, for certain. And it was not designed to be such.
relied on a good amount of symbolism, music, and non-verbal scenes that
express emotions and things usually omitted in "facts only" films. It must
be looked at in a broader sense, and with some intelligent insight and the
ability to understand and appreciate non-verbal film expression. My
apologies to anyone who doesn't understand this style of film, more common
in European and Asian film production, of which I am well versed.
On top of that, the coloring, editing, and effects used in the presentation
may have been enough to throw some observers for a loop. And then of course,
once one person throws in a negative comment, people love to jump on the
bashing band wagon.
Please note, Dylan Avery of "Loose
Change" worked with me in allowing an excerpt from his film to be used in
mine. I am friends with very progressive people in the 9/11 Truth movement,
and I was quite conscientious about any material or claims in my film. I
have worked with Dr. Stephen Jones, and arranged for him to make an earlier
appearance back in 2006 at the University of Denver for our Rocky Mountain
regional 9/11 group, and I've also been very appreciative of the work of all
the people like Richard Gage (whom I've also spoken with in person) at
and who was appreciative of the film.
The film revolves around an interview
with an ex-military pilot, Field McConnell, who shares little with the
typical "9/11 Truther" image. His social and political views (clearly
evident from his web site if not from the film itself), are very different
from my own and most likely from most persons contemplating the real
perpetrators behind 9/11. But I think it was very important to show that the
9/11 issue, and the dispute with the major media and government explanation,
is not limited to Democrats, Green Party members, those who would absolve
the US government, and "conspiracy nut cases" (which I never thought was the
case anyway). We also used the talents of David Hawkins, a friend of
McConnell to help pick and develop concepts presented in the film.
Importantly, McConnell is NOT a slick
professional speaker, and it may seem initially to some that this is reason
alone to dismiss the film. But, that is a fatal mistake in information
gathering. We all are far too familiar with politicians and con artists who
talk a great game- but underneath, they are manipulating crooks. McConnell
is just a regular guy, with an extraordinary experience and skill piloting
planes that few of us can ever claim to possess.
I think it is extraordinarily healthy
that we see 9/11 truth through the eyes of a couple of guys "from the other
Even if you don't believe anything
else McConnell and Hawkins proclaim elsewhere, I made a concerted effort to
only keep in the film what I believed was supported by logic and hard
evidence, and there were many things I refused to put in the film.
The film spends a fair amount of time looking at McConnell's background in
the air force, and this was quite deliberate so as to show here was someone
that was not a left wing liberal who questioned the "official" explanation
of the events of 9/11.
Two particularly unique contributions of the film, especially at the time of
it's release in 2007, was recognition of the role of the Canadian Air Force
in the war games being enacted on 9/11- i.e. the stand down of the USAF and
the transfer of protection to other military forces during that day. The
other notable observation is the inherent dependence on satellite technology
and surveillance, and the persons who were commanding that data during the
McConnell gives a good insider's look at the claims of plane flights that
day, extremely important to come from an air-force pilot and not an arm
chair internet geek, and gives a good rebuttal to "the official facts". His
delivery of the scenario of multiple planes being used on that day (drone
and observation planes in addition to the "missing" planes) is a hypothesis
that has been embraced by a great many respected people at this current
I think it is a strong film specifically because of the testimony of an
experience air-force pilot, and ironically because of his political/social
views are so different from what we expect from someone contradicting the
government/media explanation of 9/11. For this fact alone, the film is
indispensable, because at least half this country is not of the liberal-
left wing school- It is imperative to those people in the middle and right
side of things that even they can understand why the official/major media
account of 9/11 is hogwash, and that they don't have to abandon centrist or
right political aspirations to embrace the truth of 9/11.
Try embracing something outside your own safe circle.
Thanks again for your consideration.
Neil Slade July 2011
A NOTE FROM THE
PRODUCER and DIRECTOR of
Sherlock Solves 911"- Neil Slade
Captain Sherlock Solves 9/11 was
a film that I made after I became interested in the September 9/11 events in
I had watched a documentary by Stephen Jones, physicist, and soon after
introduced myself to Dr. Jones through email. After a short
correspondence he personally asked me to join a professional non-public 9/11
In that group I also met David
Hawkins, an Oxford graduate with experience in the oil fields, mathematics, and
filed explosives and with whom I eventually discussed my idea to produce a film about 9/11
with his help. Hawkins had made friends with an ex-Air Force Pilot, Field
McConnell, and I
believed an interview with McConnell would make a good film explaining some
alternate ideas about the events of 9/11.
Field McConnell came to Denver for 3
days in the spring of 2007, and I interviewed him on tape. We talked with David
Hawkins over the phone and we all agreed on concepts and ideas that eventually
would make the final cut. A couple of months later I completed the editing of the film and
released it on the Internet and produced some DVDs.
After the film was completed, I built
a web site for the film and the DVD for it's distribution. I entered the film in
several film festivals.
Before long, I transferred the film's
title domain to Field McConnell, the pilot whom I interviewed for the film, in
that he expressed hopes to further promote the film, and that he would bear the
costs for the maintenance of the web site.
However, shortly thereafter, I found myself at
great odds with the
political and social views expressed by both Field McConnell and David Hawkins
(another participant), their additional web pages and articles linked to and
added to the site that I had initially designed and envisioned only as a web page to promote
later in 2008 I added a "disclaimer" at the start of Captain Sherlock
Solves 9/11 in which I voice my
differences with the other two participants in the film project beyond the
stated content in the film itself. This copy of the film replaced the original
where ever it occurred, online, on on DVD.
I feel it necessary need to make clear my
objections to having the "Captain Sherlock Solves 911" being associated in any
way and being promoted on web pages that I feel have no connection with the
content of that film, such as other political and social views that I believe
are neither my own, nor helpful to the topic of 9/11 investigations.
The film was never intended to
promote anything else. The film stands on its own, and in no way is associated
with any ideology, political view, opinion, or individual.
Beyond what is presented in the
film itself, beyond what is the actual content contained in "Captain Sherlock
Solves 911", no comments, nor any content in print, or on the Internet made by
any other persons, including Field McConnell nor David Hawkins reflect my own opinion.
I also recommend as an alternative
the following sites for information and high quality films on the subject of
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It is a story you have not yet been told nor heard anywhere
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moving, and beautiful film, that brought us to tears in the final
scene- totally original- this film is a WINNER."
"My compliments on a job well done. The
symbolism and leitmotifs throughout the picture
added resonance to the message and served the cause well."
-Peter Tedesco, Getthefacts911
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