Canberra filmmaker Jonathan Nolan has featured on A Current Affair.
[ED – In relation to the Starwalker affair.]
I was recently referred to a comic book site by a friend (I will admit it was to laugh at the piss poor graphics of some of the comics) and was surprised to see the infamous Mr Nolan is involved.
I wonder how long it will take for this to go belly up.
It is interesting to note that it is now one year later and Jonathan Nolan (Bamftiger on Twitter) is again claiming to be a “retired” barrister, a former US Air Force member, a Liberal Party insider, a carbon industry “insider” and on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 he has now claimed to be a former “Intel” analyst involved in the post-9/11 operations.
It should be noted that Jonathan Peter Nolan was (according to court documents available on the internet) already embroiled in a legal dispute in Darwin when the events of 9/11 occurred, and was later disbarred in August 2002. It took 12 months to get him to court as the case was filed a month before 9/11.
It against all probability that he managed to leave Darwin, became a US citizen and landed a job in Washington as an Intel analyst, and gained an Utra-Top Secret clearance in the month prior to 9/11 and could not attend court in 2002 because of the War on Terror.
I don’t know about you, but I think it might just be that he is lying.
It is interesting how many people in Canberra allegedly have been affected by one man and his company and associates alleged activity. People may (unfortunately) remember the movie “Sweet Cyanide”. A relatively big deal was made about an Australian movie being made in Canberra. Someone close to me was hired to create the major prop for this movie. This person was never paid, in fact I have seen the prop in question. The company never responded to any attempts to contact them and now they have ceased to exist. Has anyone heard anything about this or know anyone in a similar situation?
For those interested in the current state of play with Nolan, I note that this week the ACT Fraud Squad have started to investigate his case. I look forward to an unbiased legal view on the whole affair. Was the law broken? They will decide.
I think it’s pretty obvious where your sympathies lie in this matter, especially when you keep overlooking the fact that nobody forced Mr Nolan to run these scams. (I wonder what your connection to Mr Nolan is?) It is also Mr Nolan that threatens others with court action and visits from the Police. It was also Mr Nolan who represented himself and Greg Smith against zGeek and kept dragging them back to court to cost them money while he paid nothing. Repeatedly. That is bullying.
Nolan a victim of Cyber-bullying? No, I don’t think so. A “victim” of people he has tried to scam getting “Organised”? Yes. If by “victim”, you mean “a person who must face consequences of their own actions”. If you look at the facebook page, “Starwalker Is A Fraud”, then you will see that resulted from Nolan’s mishandling of questions about Starwalker, not from a “Let’s get ‘im!” perspective.
Nolan would still be scamming money from Starwalker if people didn’t get organised and put all the pieces together.
zGeek wouldn’t have been able to withstand his multiple court dates if they didn’t get organised.
Mr Nolan will claim that he is the victim here, not the people who he has ripped off. Not Mr Brand. Not the people who he has deliberately not paid. Not the people who can’t recover what is owed to them because none of his assets are in his name. But him.
This is simply a case of a guy who threatens anyone who questions his claims with legal action, finally having his chickens come home to roost. That’s not bullying, that’s just evidence piling up.
I.P……”I’m certain that even Mr Nolan would have to concede that there is a certain irony or element of poetic justice that the same tactics that he has employed against others have worked well against him.”
So I take it this is confirmation that there is an organised campaign of cyber bulling towards Nolan in response to his “alleged” activities.
The other thing that seems to keep cropping up is “contractual payments”. These would all seem to be issues that could and should be resolved else where. For those of us that work on minimum wages with no protection from early termination, some of the claims would seem excessive. Expecting guarantees in a hight risk venture like film production could be viewed as naive. Maybe next time some googling will help. Then again how do you know what is real or just sour grapes.
I do see a certain irony in that Nolan is so wrapped up in conspiracy stories.
Dare2dream its a shame that you are defending Nolan. I too am always skeptical when it comes to TT or ACA but before you go defending him I just want to let you know that he is not the paragon of virtue that you seem to think he is. Someone very close to me has not been paid by him after working on one of his projects and I know of others too that have been left without what they were contractually due. I just hope that he is stopped from doing this sort of thing ever again.
You are right about one thing. You said:
“There are so many stupid website owners that encourage people to make nasty comments about individuals and they dont think about let alone care about the persons whose feelings and reputation they are targeting.”
When people used to go to Mr Nolan’s forums, they were a cesspool. I can name people who were abused and insulted on those forums, quite often by him posing as other users. I saw some stuff in there that would turn stomachs and know for a fact that it did cause stress and damage to reputations.
In fact, you raised another valid point:
“I’ve seen a website that even solicits donations from members to pay their legal costs when they do get sued for defamation.”
Mr Nolan is no stranger to trying to garner support using his own forums. I remember seeing Mr Nolan trying to raise a class action against White Wolf Publishing, and again against RPGNow using his own site. I remember him even directing his ire towards a Canberra-based theatre company because they dared produce A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at a point when he was considering getting into local theatre.
I’m certain that even Mr Nolan would have to concede that there is a certain irony or element of poetic justice that the same tactics that he has employed against others have worked well against him.
Dare2dream, you have made me think twice – If I can’t convince you then I need to increase the push – you have convinced me to really push this to the police. It is not easy to get them into gear, but your commets have absolutely convinced me to take action and I thank you for that. As referees, they can decide. Thanks again for your contribution, albeit a negative one. I probably would not have taken the time to compile the evidence since my last attempt hit a brick wall.
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