UFO WITNESS Star to World Premiere Her Documentary CODE 12 at MidWest WeirdFest

A new documentary on the secret nature of reality world premieres at the 7th annual MidWest WeirdFest. The feature-length film, CODE 12, is directed and presented by Melissa Tittl. She is star and host of the popular TV series UFO WITNESS, former Head of Content and Development at the Gaia network, and an established journalist, producer, and documentarian.  The film festival takes place at Micon Cinemas in downtown Eau Claire, Wisconsin from March 3-5, 2023.

“This film has been my research for the past 10 years on the idea of a matrix or living in a simulation. It spiraled into formidable places that connected in a pattern,” says Tittl. “As an investigative journalist, I never thought the stories I wrote, the cases I have investigated, and the places that drew my attention might all be part of a master plan, a plan designed by an unknown architect.”

The documentary features interviews with geneticists, archeologists, biblical scholars, and quantum physicists that have all picked up the same code in their work. 

“I am very excited to share this film and I am also looking forward to sharing some weird thoughts with everyone at MidWest WeirdFest,” says Tittl. “Being normal is boring anyway.”

Melissa Tittl will be in attendance for the world premiere of CODE 12, at the Micon Downtown Cinema on Saturday March 4, at 6:00pm. She will introduce her film, and partake in a special Q&A session following the screening.

Tickets to the film, along with festival passes, are available to purchase here:  https://www.midwestweirdfest.com/tickets

Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for silver age and golden age comic books, including horror titles from Gold Key, Dell, and Marvel started around age 5.

He is a contributing writer for the "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" and “Drive-In Asylum” print magazines and the websites Horror Fuel, Diabolique Magazine, The Scariest Things, B&S About Movies, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Uphill Both Ways" pop culture nostalgia podcast and also writes for its website. Joseph occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right.

A former northern Californian and Oregonian, Joseph has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.