I have been extremely outspoken about my thoughts on political correctness and how it is ultimately leading to censorship within the art industry. I don't like talking about personal stuff on this site, but over the past few years I have had numerous actors reach out to me asking to be removed from films we made seven, eight, even ten years ago. They live in fear of being canceled by the mob.
Maybe it's because I'm an idiot, but I don't fear these people. However, I do not like these people and consider them my enemies. I use Demise of Film as an outlet to vent my frustrations with lots of things within the industry from remakes to the homogenized content. I have always considered myself to be untouchable since I run my own film production company and figured we could always make what we wanted.
Since 2020, I have been proven wrong about this. I tried making a film called To Wish Impossible Things and numerous times was informed that the script was grossly offensive. I had an easier time casting Silver Stars on Red Velvet and I knew that film was pushing the envelope. To Wish though. I'll be honest, I looked at it as a little tasteless in some parts, sure, but offensive? Not to mention, grossly offensive?
I tried pushing forward with the film nonetheless. I shot some scenes with an actor named Josh Outzen, who played Redneck Steve in our short film Time has a Funny Way, and another actor named Joe Calverase. They were on board and we started filming some scenes and planned to finish the movie that fall after I cast our female lead.
A year later, I was still unable to cast the female lead so used Gregg Lodin. I wasn't happy with how most of those scenes turned out, so decided that I should just reshoot them. Josh was unfortunately no longer available due to working on a project with Tom Arnold.
I hate canceling projects, especially projects that I find really funny or entertaining. Since I have started writing books, maybe I'll put together novelizations of all my unfilmed screenplays so people could at least see it's not as bad as they were led to believe. This project wouldn't work as a novel though, it was intended to be a comedy.
I've stated before that I feel like people really need to laugh at this time and I stick by that. Through the use of AI technology, I have finished To Wish Impossible Things. It'll be free, because there is no way I feel comfortable charging anyone to watch it.
I hope it makes all of you laugh.