• Samantha Silcock


    Former Colleague of Marc Headley


    VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

    My name is Samantha Silcock. I am the Make-up Department Head for the Church of Scientology Golden Era Productions and I’ve been working for this film crew for many years.

    I went into the Make-up Department and have been part of the film unit for a very long time. And then Marc Headley came in the beginning of 1995. Things changed pretty drastically when he came onto the film team. Things got very physical. Things were way more intense in terms of, you know, just being kind of very angsty on the set. He was always very, like very brutish, you know, and took pride in the fact that he was a total brute. Loved doing it.

    He took pride in getting physical with people or pushing people or pranksting people and that kind of thing. That was something that he really liked to do and was always like kind of like, you know, laughing about the fact that he would do that. There were a few times that, you know, he would, you know, push me to the set, like trying to get me to go to the set to whatever. I mean he would grab me by the neck and, okay, and just kind of forcefully, you know, “Get out there,” you know. It was one of those—it was just very unpleasant to have him around.

    There was a point when I was getting actors ready for filming and, you know, we got the actors to the set and I was in the make-up room grabbing something and Marc needed me on set. And he literally came in and grabbed me by the neck and started forcefully pushing me down the hall towards the set. They were nowhere near ready shooting. It wasn’t a necessary action. It was just more, you know, he basically liked to be very forceful.

    And frankly, since he’s been gone, we’re the greatest team ever. Everything is very smooth. We’re one big happy family. We get a lot of filming done and, you know, things are very pleasant and very nice team to work with. And when Marc Headley was around, he did not create that. He created a very sour kind of environment. And that was who he was. That’s what he did.