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Join Supernatural Girlz Patricia Baker & Helene Olsen as they interview filmmaker Denise Williams on the life and death of Dr. John Mack. When Harvard psychiatry professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Dr. John Mack, was asked to study people who claimed to be abducted by aliens, he was reluctant. But these people were desperate for help, and he was curious what the underlying psychiatric syndrome might be.
Dr. Mack studied over 200 abductees and found them to be sane. Headlines around the world mocked him. His friends and colleagues, even his wife, thought he had lost his mind. Harvard Medical School was mortified that their Head of Psychiatry was on national television saying that aliens may be real. The Dean appointed a secret committee to discredit Dr. Mack, ruin his reputation and take away his tenure. In spite of all this, Dr. Mack courageously stayed true to his new-found beliefs and stood by the abductees.
Dr. Mack was killed while crossing a street in the UK. Another man named John Mack was also killed while crossing a street in the UK on the same day. Coincidence or not? You decide!
Denise Williams' first job in Hollywood was at Lucasfilm working on E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark. She was Story Editor and Creative Executive for 20th Century Fox, IndieProd and AIP. Denise was Vice President of Kopelson Entertainment when they produced PLATOON – which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Denise is now CEO of MakeMagic Productions and is producing JOHN MACK, the true story of Harvard Psychiatry Professor and Pulitzer-prize winning author, Dr. John Mack.
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