now you can watch the first episode of our paranormal investigation series WE WANT TO BELIEVE entitled “The Demon Jar Part 1” by tapping the embed above! Our show takes an un-Hollywood approach to the pseudo science of paranormal investigation and our first episode is about…
Episode 1: The Demon Jar Part One – The first installment of our Demon Jar investigation finds Jason, Peter and the team at an undisclosed location in the Interior of British Columbia — a hotel that’s seen its fair share of deaths, apparitions and negative energy! We’re introduced to the team and the location, and given eerie hints at what was uncovered during the investigation.
Here’s what show writer/director Jason Hewlett had to say about the M.O. of the series:
As someone with a long-time interest in the paranormal, I was excited to partner with Peter Renn of Vancouver Paranormal Society to investigate this fascinating and under-studied topic. As a journalist and filmmaker, it seemed natural to document our adventures in as authentic a way possible, and allow the viewer to make up his or her own mind. We hope this series informs and entertains, while opening people to the possibility there’s more going on around us than we think.
Scroll down to dig in the bios of our two main investigators and to peep some behind the scenes pics!
Jason Hewlett (Writer/Director/Creator):
Jason is a journalist, broadcaster, and podcaster with a degree in filmmaking and film studies. He has more than a decade’s experience as an investigator and researcher. He’s experienced paranormal phenomenon since childhood, and went on his first ghost hunt in 2003. Jason conducted his own investigations until joining Vancouver Paranormal Society in 2017, where he is now a lead investigator and society director.
Peter Renn ( Lead Investigator/Executive Producer):
Peter is president of Vancouver Paranormal Society and has more than 25-years-experience as an investigator. Born in London, England, he’s been fortunate to investigate documented locations all around the world, and specializes in negative (demonic) cases. He’s also a documenting investigator for an exorcist in Washington state. Skeptical by nature, Peter looks for a logical explanation first, before jumping to paranormal conclusions.
Setting up an interview with the hotel manager…
Peter, Shawn and Brandon during an EVP session in the hotel bar
The We Want to Believe Team!
From left to right, cinematographer Brandon Knippelberg, co-host/music and sound supervisor Shawn Knippelberg, writer/director/creator Jason Hewlett, lead investigator Peter Renn, investigator Sarah Jane, and cinematographer Marcus Flor.