Nick Pope is in huge demand with the film, TV and video game industry, both as a consultant and in a promotional role. Having investigated UFOs and other mysteries for the government, Nick Pope has been asked to work on a wide range of alien and conspiracy-themed movies, TV shows, video games and advertising campaigns. Industry clients include 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Microsoft and 7-Eleven.
Nick Pope has worked with a wide range of PR, marketing and advertising agencies, including Ketchum, Freud Communications, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and Taylor Herring. As a UK citizen who’s a lawful permanent resident (i.e. a Green Card holder) in the United States, Nick Pope can work in the US or the UK with no expensive and time-consuming visa issues arising.
Nick Pope’s campaign contributions have included:
- Feature writing
- Product endorsement
- Supplying quote(s) for press release
- TV interviews
- Radio interviews
- Social media engagement with fans of the particular franchise
- Attending press screenings/press junkets
- Suggesting specific journalists who might run a campaign-related story
Examples of previous campaigns include:
X-Files: Cold Cases
Nick Pope attended Audible UK’s immersible event in London to mark the launch of “X-Files: Cold Cases”. Nick gave a talk, attended the ‘autopsy’ of Flukeman for a photo opportunity, and spoke to a wide range of journalists and influencers. As a result, there was extensive media coverage, with articles appearing in several national newspapers, sci-fi magazines and websites. Nick Pope is known in the media as the real Fox Mulder, and spoke about parallels between The X-Files and his UK government work investigating UFOs and other mysteries.
When Alien: Covenant was released, director Ridley Scott stated that he believed in extraterrestrial life, and thought that if aliens ever came to Earth, we’d be in big trouble. Building on this theme, Nick Pope wrote an article for a UK newspaper, in which he speculated on our ability to resist an alien invasion, and to deal with the sort of ‘xenomorphs’ from the Alien franchise. He also wrote about various things that appear in the Alien movies that have parallels in real life.
Nick Pope wrote a review in a UK national newspaper to coincide with the cinematic release of the Amy Adams sci-fi blockbuster. He also gave a number of media interviews to promote the home entertainment release (Blu-ray and DVD), discussing what might happen if extraterrestrials arrived on Earth, and the extent to which the authorities are prepared for such an eventuality. Articles appeared in various national newspapers quoting Nick’s remarks, which drew parallels between the movie and what might happen in real life.
The X-Files (2016 Reboot)
Nick Pope worked with Channel 5 on the UK return of The X-Files. He wrote a feature for The Guardian, was interviewed by Shortlist magazine, gave a widely-syndicated Press Association interview, and undertook numerous interviews on various national, regional and local BBC radio stations. Interview themes included the parallels between The X-Files and Nick Pope’s government work on UFOs and other mysteries (the media call Nick Pope the real Fox Mulder), conspiracy theory belief, and the continuing relevance and cultural impact of The X-Files.
Worked with 7-Eleven on the company’s “Super 8 Check in to Space” promotion and sweepstake, participating as a spokesperson in more than 50 TV and radio interviews (both pre-recorded and live). Additional tasks included taking part in an AP photoshoot and giving quotes for press materials relating to the promotion, all of which was linked to the movie, which was a collaboration between Steven Spielberg and J. J. Abrams.
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
Worked with 20th Century Fox on PR for the second X-Files film. Work included writing material on real-life mysteries and conspiracy theories for the features mailer, and undertaking tie-in media interviews (TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and online) to promote the film. Chris Carter is well aware of Nick Pope’s work, and given that the media call Nick the real Fox Mulder, it was almost inevitable that Nick would be involved in The X-Files franchise in some way.
War of The Worlds
Undertook a wide range of media interviews to promote the blockbuster sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise. As with many of these sci-fi film campaigns, the ‘peg’ for the media involved blurring the lines between fact and fiction, talking about the scientific search for alien life, UFOs, and speculating on how we might counter an actual alien invasion. Interviews then segued to the movie – either a full-blown discussion or a one-off mention, depending upon the policy of the particular media outlet.
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Worked with 20th Century Fox and Freud Communications on publicity for the 2008 remake of this classic sci-fi movie, starring Keanu Reeves. This involved undertaking various TV and radio interviews, discussing how the government and the military would respond in the event of extraterrestrial visitation. As with all campaigns, Nick Pope can switch effortlessly between serious and fun, depending upon the media outlet concerned, is always enthusiastic and articulate about the product, and always delivers the plug smoothly.
Resistance: Burning Skies
Worked on a campaign to help publicise the launch of the alien invasion-themed Sony PlayStation computer game Resistance: Burning Skies. Drew up a spoof alien invasion war plan, based on declassified Iraq War documents and adapted to incorporate Nick Pope’s insider knowledge about government UFO investigations. This story generated considerable mainstream media coverage and started conspiracy theories in the UFO community, with many people believing the war plan was a genuine, leaked government document.
Undertook a wide range of media interviews to promote the BBC sci-fi series Torchwood, which is a spin-off from Doctor Who. As Torchwood is a secret government/military project to defend the Earth from hostile extraterrestrials, the campaign was pegged on highlighting (in a lighthearted way) similarities between Torchwood and the British Government’s UFO project.
XCOM: The Bureau
Worked as a consultant for 2K Marin on this video game, recording pieces-to-camera for YouTube promos, doing face-to-face interviews with journalists specialising in gaming, appearing on gaming-based TV shows (including being interviewed by Greg Miller on IGN’s Up at Noon and Adam Sessler at Rev3), and undertaking a wide range of other promotional activity in the US, the UK and Germany.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Worked with 2K Games to promote the launch of the turn-based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The campaign for this alien invasion game featured TV and radio interviews, newspaper stories pegged on a survey about belief in alien life, blog writing, and a live, interactive web TV show.
Battle: Los Angeles
Worked on behalf of Sony Pictures, undertaking a series of radio, magazine, online and Facebook interviews to promote this blockbuster sci-fi movie. Discussed UFOs, the scientific search for extraterrestrial life, and the question of how we’d fight back in the event of an alien invasion, linking everything back to the movie.
National Archives UFO Files
Nick Pope has been the public face of a campaign to declassify and release the entire archive of the British Government’s UFO files. This ongoing process, which started in May 2008, has involved the release of around 55,000 documents. As Nick Pope worked on (and wrote) many of the documents and is the media’s go-to guy for UFO stories, he was asked to make a promotional video for the UK’s National Archives, making the official announcement of the release, advised them on selecting cases that would be of particular interest to the media, wrote features on the story for most of the UK’s national newspapers, and has given literally hundreds of TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews to promote the story. Further details can be found in the MoD UFO Files section of this website.
Located a photogenic and articulate alien abductee for a feature pegged on the DVD release of the cult sci-fi series V. The resultant feature ran in a national newspaper and was subsequently picked up by other media outlets, generating further publicity for the DVD release.
Worked to identify suitable UFO witnesses and alien abductees for newspaper and magazine features being run to tie-in with the release of the sci-fi comedy film Paul.
Gave a series of newspaper and radio interviews as part of a campaign to promote the launch of the new J. J. Abrams series Fringe. The interviews were themed around real government and military research into fringe science, such as intelligence agency attempts to recruit psychics, invisibility research, etc.
Undertook a full day of radio interviews to promote tourism to the Canadian province of Alberta, as part of a campaign based on Alberta’s reputation as a UFO hotspot, and themed around a fictional character called Joe the Alien.
Undertook work to promote Sci-Fi Month on Virgin Media’s TV on-demand service, as part of a 2008 advertising campaign. Work involved undertaking various regional newspaper and radio interviews to promote the service.
Endorsement and tie-in media interviews for the Doritos Broadcast Project, in which the new Doritos TV advert was beamed into space, targeted at a star 42 light years from Earth.
One 2 One
Starred in a radio advertisement for One 2 One mobile telephones, under the tagline “I’d like to have a one 2 one with an alien”.
Undertook a wide range of work in association with Grolsch Lager’s TV advertisement featuring an alien abduction. Contributed to a lighthearted tie-in booklet called “How to be Abducted by Aliens”, compiled a Top 40 list of UFO hotspots, and undertook numerous media interviews to promote the campaign.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Undertook a wide range of media interviews to promote the release of the 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition DVD boxset.
The Science Museum
Took part in a debate and undertook other promotional events to mark the launch of a Science Museum exhibition titled “The Science of Aliens”.
Undertook lectures and debates to promote the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, where the aim was “sexing up science”.
National Museum of Photography, Film & Television
Took part in an event to mark the opening of the museum’s new site and gave some related media interviews.
MSN Space Race
Was a judge in a competition to select the best (faked) UFO photograph, as part of a campaign to promote Microsoft’s MSN Spaces service – also known as Windows Live Spaces.
Shape The Future
Contributed an essay on space travel to a booklet sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering, aimed at encouraging young people to pursue studies and careers in science, technology and engineering.
Undertook a wide range of media interviews to promote the launch of this film on DVD.
Undertook media interviews to promote this sci-fi series.
Weird: Truth is Stranger than Fiction
Development credit on this Global Star Software Inc. adventure game.