Despite the title, there’s nothing ‘undercover’ or ‘ultimate’ going on here. Cheesy as a deli counter 2003 documentary from Julian Gibsone for The Crop Circle Connector. Simeon Hein, Andreas Muller, Stuart Dike, Dan Darby, Peter Sorensen, Charles Mallett, Frances Mallett, are among the interviewees.
Not to be confused with Croppies – which is much more entertaining – a series of German (with English subtitles for the most part) films from the makers of the documentary New Swirled Order. Filmed in 2012 and featuring plenty of ground and drone shots from that season, Andreas Muller, Jonathan Paul de Vierville, Karen Alexander, Michael Glickman, Steve Alexander, Monique Klinkenbergh, Elisabeth Zollinger, Jay Goldner, Ross Holcomb, along with numerous everyday croppies, also make an appearance. Enjoyable to watch, but one can’t help but feel the material would have been better served by editing it down into an hour-long feature.
Note: Part 4 is missing English subtitles (though half of it is in English anyway).
Note: Part 6 is also missing subtitles.
Note: Part 8 is also missing subtitles.
John Lundberg, Wil Russell, and Rod Dickinson interviewed in 1997, for the Croppies documentary. These sequences later appeared in their entirety in Matthew Williams’ Circlemakers documentary (from where they are taken here). It’s good to see people talk with intelligence and insight on circle making.
Doug Bower interviewed in 1997 for the Croppies documentary. The full interview later appeared in Matt Williams’ Circlemakers documentary (from where it is taken here).
Very amusing September 1991 radio interview with Doug Bower and George Wingfield for the Nicky Campbell radio show.
Fascinating lecture from Simon Miles documenting connections between four circles which appeared across seventeen years in two fields at Barbury Castle, from A Night Of Crop Circling, July 2016 (an event which CCN attended).
Historic footage from August 1992 filmed at the Esalen Institute in California, Rupert Sheldrake talks crop circles with Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham, with emphasis on the 1992 Circle Making Competition. Recommended viewing.
Also recommended is this precusor trialogue by Sheldrake, McKenna, and Abraham, from 1991 (audio only).
Our favourite crop circle documentary, made in 1997 and featuring an all-star croppie cast of researchers and circlemakers including Andy Thomas, Busty Taylor, Chad Deetken, Colin Andrews, Doug Bower, Ed Sherwood, John Lundberg, John Sayer, Julian Richardson, Lucy Pringle, Nick Nicholson, Peter Sorensen, Polly Carson, Reg Presley, Rob Irving, Rod Dickinson, Ron Russell, Stuart Dike, Wil Russell, amongst others. Recommended viewing.
A concise history of Doug & Dave (albeit with some factual errors). Article here; screen capture and video below.
Back in the 1990s, researcher Peter Sorensen produced annual season videos documenting each year’s circles. Think of them as the filmic equivalent of the Alexanders’ Yearbooks. They were always a pleasure to watch, a mix of crop circle documentary and ‘what I did on my holidays’. Peter’s view of the circles’ source changed over the years however, and once he expressed the opinion that all circles were manmade, video sales rapidly dipped and within a few years Peter stopped producing them. We believe 2002/2003 was the last one he did. Here are all the ones we’ve been able to find online. Our thanks to Matthew Williams for taking the time to upload these to YouTube.