Filmmaker and producer Paul Davids’ films are known for controversy, beginning with “Roswell,” a 1994 nominee for Golden Globe as Best TV Motion Picture, which he executive produced and co-wrote as a Showtime original movie. It dealt with the 1947 Roswell UFO crash, issues of extraterrestrial life, and the purported “truth embargo” on the subject of ET contact. Paul’s many books and films have enjoyed a resurgence since the 2016 release of his film “Marilyn Monroe DeClassified.” The first film he directed, “Timothy Leary’s Dead” (1996) was a biography of the so-called LSD Guru Dr. Timothy Leary, the defrocked Harvard psychology professor who was a major leader of the Counter-Culture of the 1960’s. Leary stated repeatedly in the Paul Davids film that he intended to have his head removed and frozen for cryonic preservation upon his death. The Paul Davids film caused outrage and a widespread uproar when a simulated scene in his film showed exactly that.
Other films of great controversy by Paul Davids include the very popular “Jesus in India” and “The Life After Death Project 1” and “The Life After Death Project 2: Personal Encounters” — as well as the notable award-winning film “The Sci-Fi Boys” hosted by Peter Jackson, all available to be streamed at Amazon Prime. Books authored or co-authored by Paul Davids include 6 “Star Wars” novels beginning with “The Glove of Darth Vader,” plus “An Atheist in Heaven: The Ultimate Evidence for Life After Death?” and “Blowing America’s Mind: A True Story of Princeton, CIA Mind Control, LSD and Zen.” Paul Davids is also a noted artist, and hundreds of his oil paintings can be seen at his website www.pauldavids-artist.com.