My Scientology Movie

    My Scientology Movie Synopsis

    ‘I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relatable human impulses,’ comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary, in collaboration with director John Dower and double Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn, exploring the Church of Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organisation, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is stranger than fiction.



    Presenter: Louis Theroux


    John Dower


    Simon Chinn


    John Dower, Louis Theroux

    Executive Producers:

    Christine Langan, Charlotte Moore, Joe Oppenheimer, Stephen McDonogh, Mark Reynolds

    Sales agent:

    HanWay Pictures


    Altitude Films

    Credits summary:

    BBC Films and BBC Worldwide present A Red Box Films Production



    Running time:

    97 mins

    Release Dates


    7 October 2017

    Out on DVD

    28 November 2016

    Broadcast on

    11 May 2018

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