Author, Casting Director, UFO Expert
Multiple award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated casting director Craig Campobasso was fifteen when he started in the entertainment business. His young acting career was off to a great start; he landed his first national McDonald’s chicken sandwich commercial and spoke his first line of dialogue to Tuesday Weld in a movie of the week.
After graduating high school at age seventeen, Craig went to work behind the scenes on such blockbuster film classics as Frank Herbert’s Dune, directed by David Lynch, and two Arnold Schwarzenegger movies Conan The Destroyer and Total Recall. He began his casting career on Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, and later, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Series on David E. Kelley’s Picket Fences. Craig’s award-winning casting career spans more than three decades.
Craig’s mother, Marie Donna King Campobasso, told him from the time she was pregnant with him that she knew he would become a writer. He fulfilled that prophecy when he was twenty-six after he experienced a life-changing spiritual awakening. That’s when The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga book series was born. His passion is to write stories that provoke the reader to think, raise their consciousness, and expand their mind about Creation while still entertaining in the Hollywood tradition.
Craig directed, wrote, and produced the short film Stranger at the Pentagon, adapted from the popular UFO book authored by the late Dr. Frank E. Stranges. After production, the short film collected accolades. In September 2014, it won Best Sci-Fi film at the Burbank International Film Festival, selling out all 275 seats—a first for the festival. In 2015, it won a Remi Award at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival for Best Sci-Fi Short.
Craig has appeared on hundreds of radio shows, including many appearances on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and Fade to Black with Jimmy Church. He has also been a guest on the Open Minds talk show with Regina Meredith and Beyond Belief hosted by George Noory on Gaia.com. Craig has also appeared on The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, where Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the foremost Ancient Astronaut theorist, and on the 2022 season of Travel Channel’s UFO Witness.
Craig is the author of the best-selling The Extraterrestrial Species Almanac: The Ultimate Guide to Greys, Reptilians, Hybrids, and Nordics. He is currently producing and directing its documentary to be released in 2023. In addition, Craig’s four-book series The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga, will expand to seven volumes. He is currently working on two prequel books and is preparing the feature-length film Stranger at the Pentagon.
Aside from his work for MPM’s MUFON Books Imprint, Craig is also the author of the pictorial memoir of the making of the cult classic, The Silence of The Hams.
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