On “Silenced: Our War On Free Speech”

The next release of films I’ve worked on, set to release any day now, is “Silenced: Our War on Free Speech.” This was by far one of the best projects on which I’ve ever worked. When I first learned of the project via Kickstarter, I chipped in a little coin to make sure it met budget. Later, I learned Loren Feldman, the director of “Silenced” was looking for research assistants to help with the film. The initial phone call between Loren and myself solidified the two of us were on the same page when it came to our passion for this film.

“Why do you want to work on my picture?” he asked me.
“Because when I can’t watch the Dukes Of Hazzard because the General Lee has the Confederate Battle Flag on it, there’s something fucked up with America.”

That statement seemed to click with Loren, and we went to work. I would get assignments from time to time, draft up information for him to work with, and we would go from there. I don’t want to disclose any of the research I did, but I will say working on “Silenced” was one of the most fun, fulfilling projects of my life. I learned so much from working on this film about the way we view “free speech” in America right now that when this film finally hits the distribution outlet of your choice you’re going to have your mind blown.

“Silenced: Our War On Free Speech” is going to serve as the definitive snapshot of what “free speech” means like in America right now. According to Executive Producer Mike Cernovich, it’s going bigger and better than just the movie Loren Feldman created. There will be a YouTube channel devoted to all the interviews that didn’t make it into the film, called the “Silenced Project.” There’s talks of this even going into the Library of Congress.

The film is called “Silenced: Our War On Free Speech” because we are deliberately censoring and silencing ourselves. This isn’t an outside attack. We, the American people, chose to self-censor and silence ourselves and others for fear of any number of reasons. When the film finally reaches you, you’ll have a better understanding of why and how this happened, plus implications for the future if we continue this war in America.

“Silenced” is already drawing controversy and it’s yet to be released. Right now, it’s building enough steam to become the most important documentary you will watch all year, if not of all time. When the film finally releases, expect everyone to be talking about it. Don’t wait until you hear someone telling you about it after the fact. Get ready to see just how we’ve created a war on ourselves through the eyes of people who want to be able to say and do as they please, but can’t, because of the way America really views free speech.

You can check out the movie so far at this website. Below is my favorite of all the trailers.

Un/Convention: The Media Lied To You

Un/Convention is one of the first releases produced by Danger and Play Media I’m proud to have played a small part in.  Directed by Loren Feldman of 1938 Media, It follows Mike Cernovich of Danger and Play/Gorilla Mindset as he attended both the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

It was a surreal experience watching the “traditional media outlets” cover the Democratic and Republican conventions. Mike fully expected the RNC to be full of riots, drama, protests. From the headlines, you’d believe it. “RNC 2016: White Rage In Cleveland” sounds like a full blown disaster worthy of National Guard intervention.  So he went and covered it on the ground.  What you’ll see in the fifteen minute video above is quite eye opening.

The Democratic National Convention was to be the time of “unity,” “peace,” and “stability.”  Mike went there too, using Periscope. He marched with the protesters. He saw what really happened. Again, when you see the video you will find out how far the media shifted the narrative of what happened versus the actual truth.

Another interesting point to note from Un/Convention is just where the media decided to point their attention.  Take a look when you’re watching the film how the big press selectively covers certain events and completely ignores others.  Watch when they blow up a “protest” at the RNC and completely ignore the voices of disaffected Bernie Sanders fans. You don’t need a partisan interest to see the raw truth of the movie: you are being lied to daily by those you trust for “news,” and someone’s paying for it.

Un/Convention is a landmark moment in the way the world sees how American press works from a narrative rather than facts. Expect more people to start questioning those who call themselves “fair and balanced,” or “the news you can trust.” Watch as more people start hitting the ground with apps like Periscope and really streaming to the world the truth, rather than what a particular influencer wants you to see.

If you look closely enough, you can find certain media bigwigs that already care about the public so little they already show their distaste for honest reporting. One prominent “thinkfluencer” who I won’t name here because doing so might pose a security risk to my family and job is so outspoken in his contempt for the common man he calls out reporters on Twitter for attempting to give both presidential candidates even time and even coverage. In his eyes, only Queen Meemaw should get time, and The Salesman deserves nothing. To him, this is a “breach of media ethics.”

This same “thinkfluencer” also regularly blogs about his support of Queen Meemaw, and how he wants to canvas and drum up support for her in any way he can. He’s one of the people that influences what you see when you turn on your television in the morning.

Question everything you see in the “news.” There is a narrative they want you to see, not the truth.
In time, that too will be exposed.

I thank Mike Cernovich and Loren Feldman for playing a small part as “researcher” for this project.  It truly was an honor.

You should check out Mike’s work at Danger And Play, and his books, including Gorilla Mindset.

Also check out Loren Feldman’s work. He’s incredibly talented with a camera and quite funny too.