Jack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist

SYNOPSISJack Parsons: Jet Propelled Antichrist is a story about one of the fathers of modern rocketry and a founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which as part of NASA still leads the way in the development of rockets and the exploration of space. He was also an occultist, a sorcerer and a magus. The infamous magician Aleister Crowley the self-proclaimed Great Beast called him son. He called himself ‘The Antichrist’ and was repeatedly investigated by the FBI. At the age of 38 Parsons died in a mysterious explosion that made headlines around the US. Officially it was a tragic scientific accident — other interpretations of the event persist to this day.

Worldfest Houston (Gold)
Columbus International Film and Video Festival (honorable mention)


Directed & Written by
Daniel Zuckerbrot

Producer/Executive Producer
Donna Zuckerbrot
Daniel Zuckerbrot

Executive Producer, Vision TV
Alberta Nokes

Director of Photography
Neville Ottey

Alan Gibb

Aaron Davis
John Lang

Colm Feore

Sound Recordist
Lori Dovi

Title Design & Illustrations
Ken Nutt

Series Opening
Tango Media Group

Online Editor/Colourist
Dan Johnston, Imarion Inc.

Sound Editor
Jakob Thiesen, Kitchen Sync

Sound Mixer
Ian Rodness, Kitchen Sync

Legal Affairs
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP

Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton

Jones Brown

Brian Butler
Merrill Ward

Credit Music
Lon Milo DuQuette

Stock Footage/Archival Visuals
Archives, California Institute of Technology
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Herald Examiner Collection,
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Times
Ordo Templi Orientis, International Headquarters Archives
Adam Parfrey
Martin Starr
UCLA Library
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada

With Special Thanks To
Forrest J. Ackerman
Snohomish Brown
Brian Butler
Robert Clinton
Lon Milo DuQuette
Judy Goodstein
Frater Hrumachis
Suzanne Kovacs
Terry G. Pace
Adam Parfrey
George Pendle
Kevin Pollard
Lucy Tate
Anthony Torchia
Soror Vajra
Cindy Weinstein
Cynthia Wilkes

Ordo Templi Orientis, U.S. Grand Lodge

Produced in association with VisionTV with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario film & Television Tax Credits.

REVIEWSSynergy Magazine
The story of Jack Parsons reads like a film noir movie script, except that it is all real. Parsons was a highly creative and intelligent self taught scientist who formed JPL (Jet Propulsion Labs) and with a select group of individuals literally brought the idea of the rocket from science fiction into the real world…Read More

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