Scientology escapee: Interview with director Jason Barclay - 2014-02-09
Cat Doss: Tell me about your experience growing up in the Church of Scientology.
Jason Barclay: Well, to say the least, it was interesting. I always believed in aliens and was glad it seemed to provide some answers. I didn't really get involved with Scientology until I was 13. Up 'till then it was nice that people would remain quiet when I got hurt, and I'd get basic 'Touch Assists' that would help me feel better.
But then I went to 'Flag' (Scientology headquarters in Florida) at 13 years old. I've always had a big heart and always wanted to help save the world since I could remember. Well, I was there with my mom. She had paid $20,000 to do a '6 Month Check' for her 'OT 7' service. And while she was locked away in session some recruiters asked me to help save the world and I agreed…
It was tough. I began working 14-hour days. I had to do mostly physical labor work like moving cement, painting, cleaning toilets - you name it.