Meet the Filmmakers: The Rendlesham UFO Incident

A sold out auditorium watched the world of ‘The Rendlesham UFO Incident’ on the opening night of the 2014 Colchester Film Festival back in October. Daniel Simpson’s found footage sci-fi thriller was a fitting opening to the festival as the film was shot on location in Rendlesham forest just a short distance from Colchester.

The film follows three metal detector enthusiasts as they venture into the forest in search of Saxon gold 33 years after the infamous Rendlesham UFO incident. Their attentions soon shift from treasure hunting to aliens as they capture incredible footage of a UFO. Their friendships are put to the test as night falls, their navigation equipment fails and they find themselves facing a terrifying encounter with an unforgiving alien presence.

Writer and Director Daniel Simpson, producer Laurie Cook, screenwriter Adam Preston and the film’s stars Danny Shayler and Robert Curtis attended the premiere and took questions from the audience after the screening. Here are some highlights of what the cast and crew had to say:

Camera: Roger Allen
Editor: Angela Makepeace

The Rendlesham UFO Incident is now available to purchase on DVD, in store or online from

Submissions are now open for this year’s Colchester Film Festival at

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