So his signature move is to go inside and create documentaries from a very intimate personal position with the subjects. He has discussed how difficult it has been for anyone to get "inside" and calls this the Holy Grail of Stories so I am assuming that he actually did get inside to do this but how? I have been trying to imagine scenarios. It's a great mystery and I am stuck to it like glue! LOL
I watched a documentary where he went to live with different families, all of them having children on psych drugs. It was so good I can't get it out of my head. So I thought about that method -- spending time with Scientologists and their families in their homes. That would be cool but no Scientologist would agree to that without permission from the church and that would not likely be given, right?
He couldn't go inside the orgs, I don't think, without either being in disguise or with having permission which, again, seems unlikely.
This is just too wonderful to think about the possibilities. He seems cleverly low-key and not one to be hyperbolic so to say, "the Holy Grail of Stories" is just so intriguing!
Per Wikipedia article, he and his family moved to LA in early 2013......
1.) In a very well done disguise, he could have allowed himself to be "body routed" on Hollywood Blvd. No beard, different hair, colored contacts rather than glasses, and some acting skills should do it. Video recording devices are very, very small nowadays. With the financial backing of the BBC it would not be difficult for him to obtain the very latest in high tech devices. Think James Bond here.
2.) Someone very close to him could have become the "insider".
3.) Perhaps he AND someone else were the "infiltrators".
California law is that only one of the two parties must give consent to recording devices, right? Knowing the timing and the importance of 2:00PM on Thursdays, I would think there are times when ANYONE could be gotten in the door. Especially someone who did especially poorly in the "communications" area of the Oxford test. (That would be a bit of an irony, wouldn't it?)
From there, a cover story that indicates the presence of a large amount of money would be all that was needed. Nothing like money to make the $cientologists put their blinders on, I would think.
Oh, I do so hope he was able to infiltrate them! They must be quaking if they've now realized this is the type of reporting for which he is known.