When it comes to revealing the gender of your soon-to-be-born baby to your family, friends and other who-cares-where’s-the-food people, appropriately-colored balloons floating out of a box works well for most parents. However, when your baby is a film, you have to think bigger, especially when it’s a reveal about one of the most famous films of all time … the grainy-yet-realistic Roswell autopsy film which is purported to show someone slicing-and-dicing an alien who allegedly crashed in Roswell on that fateful day in 1947. Spyros Melaris did just that last year when he wrote and starred in a one-man show on London’s East End which revealed how he created the fake aliens and other special effects in one of the greatest hoaxes in history. Now he wants people outside of London to hear his reveal. How does he top the one-man show? A Broadway musical? A holographic display? A documentary starring Betty White?
“For me, ‘The alien autopsy’ film was a challenge. Could it be done? As a magician, I wanted to create the biggest illusion ever performed on a global stage. It was never meant to be anything else for me. Once it was created, and it achieved worldwide acclaim, experts saying it was real, others said it was not, no one proved it either way.”