John Lundberg (Crop Circle Enthusiast)
8.8 – Circles from the Sky (9.18.15)
John Lundberg is an artist and filmmaker. He graduated from the National Film & Television School in 2004, where he made four documentaries. His film The Mythologist was broadcast on BBC4 in 2004. It won the Jerwood First Cuts Documentary Award at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and was shortlisted for the Grierson Awards in the best newcomer category. Underpinning all of his work is a deep interest in how myth and artifice can shape and alter reality.
His debut feature length documentary Mirage Men about how the US government created a myth that took over the world had its world premiere at the 20th Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2013. The film was created by John Lundberg with Mark Pilkington, Roland Denning & Kypros Kyprianou. The Mirage Men book which documents the making of the film was written by Mark Pilkington and published in 2010 by Constable.
He is currently developing his next feature length documentary Kaufman Lives about the life, death and legend of Andy Kaufman.
John founded the arts collective Circlemakers in the early 1990s and has been creating crop circles all over the world ever since. There are chapters about his crop circle making exploits in both Henry Hemming’s book In Search of the English Eccentric and Iain Aitch’s book A Fete Worse Than Death. With Rob Irving he is the author of The Field Guide: The Art, History and Philosophy of Crop Circle Making. Crop circle clients have included: Korn, Shredded Wheat, Microsoft, Greenpeace, Big Brother, Nike, UKTV, The Sun, Hello Kitty, Sky One, Mitsubishi, AMD, Thompson Holidays, 02, Richard & Judy, Orange Mobile, and BBC.
Occasionally he writes articles, covering crop circles, mind control, the Roswell alien autopsy and snuff movies for the Daily Mail, Fortean Times, Strange Attractor and UFO magazine.
With Mark Pilkington he co-founded Strange Attractor, which started off as a series of events and has now been developed into a highly praised journal and press.
Before pursuing his passion for film making John ran his own successful digital design company producing award winning interactive content for companies such as MTV, BBC, Cartoon Network, Sony Music, and Discovery.
John has contributed to – and been the subject of – many TV programmes, radio shows, magazine articles and newspaper features.
Major articles have appeared in: National Geographic, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Face, The Independent, The Daily Express, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Observer, The Daily Record, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Age and The Boston Globe.
His introduction to the web was in 1995 when he set up the circlemakers website, home of England’s crop circle makers. The site has received several awards, including Guardian Site of the Year and a Yell UK Web award, as well as numerous favorable reviews in the media.
His background is in the fine arts. He received a BA(Hons) Fine Art from Middlesex University, an MA (Sculpture) from the Slade School of Art and exhibited for 5 years before taking an MA in Hypermedia at The University of Westminster. He has worked with the artists Langlands and Bell, given lectures on his work as an artist and taught at several universities.
John was born on the 5th December 1968 and assuming nothing untoward happens to him, it is estimated that he should be dying around about the 16th February 2048. 
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