Short Documentary “Forecast” Wins Roy W. Dean Grant

Some documentary films entertain, while others educate and still others provide insight into unknown paradigms.

And then, some documentary films are simply important. “Forecast: The Secret Crisis of Weather Manipulation,” is a documentary that took producer Paula Randol-Smith 27 years to produce, reveals an existential threat to the very survival of humanity that has been taking place right under our noses for decades: the manipulation of the weather.

Forecast the film

At first blush, the very claim sounds like the ravings of a conspiracy theorist, but Randol-Smith has been collecting the receipts since the 1990s, and she makes an irrefutable case that will chill audiences to the bone. And that’s why Forecast the film is the winner of Roy W. Dean Grant for Fall 2023 offered by From the Heart Productions.

“The most gratifying part of winning this grant is the credibility it lends to a project that describes a crisis so bizarre that even after seeing the evidence, it’s still difficult to believe that something like weaponized weather manipulation could be happening in 2024,” said Randol-Smith. “But it is happening, and we deeply appreciate From the Heart Productions for helping us get that much closer to the finish line.”


Beginning with a US military program called the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). Between 1990 and 2014, HAARP was a jointly managed program of the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Navy. Its stated goal was to “research the physical and electrical properties of the Earth’s ionosphere, which can affect our military and civilian communication and navigation systems.”

As Randol-Smith documents, it was the beginning of the weaponization of our weather through the use of machines called Ionospheric Heaters, which can actually create and/or dissipate clouds.

Today, the program is housed at The University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the field of science it birthed has grown into a monster that threatens all life on Earth. Forecast reveals the history of the program and how it has morphed into a global threat with China, Russia and other bad actors actively using Ionospheric Heaters to such an extent that it is one of the primary causes of our current climate crisis.

Packed with information, interviews with luminaries, warnings from experts and careful documentation of each historical milestone, Forecast is required viewing for anyone concerned for future generations.

About the Filmmaker

PAULA RANDOL-SMITH’S career spans more than three decades in the entertainment industry, environmental activism and entrepreneurial space. Her credits include more than 160 theatrical productions, the majority of them world premieres or new works, many of which she created or produced. Under different production capacities,

Paula has also worked on feature films and commercials as well as a series of folk music concerts, theatre, and festivals. In the last twenty years, amongst many other projects, she has concentrated on making environmental documentary films and has moved into creating compelling and sweeping projects and businesses that promote sustainability and eco-economic consciousness.

As a filmmaker in 2000, she was sponsored by the United States Forest service to produce a video series on natural indigenous healing herbs and plants that grow in Northern New Mexico, she became an advocate to how these remedies work.

In 1998, she released her film “Holes in Heaven? HAARP and Advances in Tesla Technology” on Netflix, where it became a top choice for documentary viewers. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film introduced (HAARP) and Ionospheric heating experimentation to audiences for the first time. It has been aired in more than 29 countries and translated in 17 different languages.Randol-Smith spoke before the United Nations at S.E.A.T. (Society of Enlightenment and Transformation) in 1999.

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