I wanted to let you know about the distressing news I received last night regarding my new project: http://ClintonEmailsOnFilm.com. In case you haven't heard, I'm producing video re-enactments of sworn testimony by Hillary Clinton's staff about her use of an "illegal," home brew server while at the State Department. We're using only the transcripts from the testimony. A judge sealed the actual videos for political reasons, but I think the truth deserves to be heard.
The actress who had agreed to play the part of Huma Abedin suddenly pulled out as she found out just what the project was about.
When she came onboard early yesterday, the actress knew it was political and was about Hillary Clinton. She was enthusiastic about the project when we started to speak on the phone, but it quickly became clear that she did not know what exactly we were doing. She probably thought we were doing a pro-Hillary film. This is Hollywood after all.
And so, a few hours after discussing the role with me and looking at the previous deposition re-enactments from links I sent, she emailed very late last night saying she had a logistical problem with the role. However, all the logistics were clearly stated in the casting call when she applied for and accepted the role.
And this is not the first time we have had actors drop out of the http://ClintonEmailsOnFilm.com project as the heat of telling the truth becomes too much for them or their friends.
In fact, the actress who dropped out last night was our second choice. Earlier in the week, our first choice declined after expressing initial interest. At least she was honest and told me it was because she didn't want to deal with any backlash that might follow. Other actors for other roles in the past depositions have also pulled out after accepting because they got so much heat from their liberal friends and feared a bad reaction from future employers.
It seems some people really can't handle the truth. We faced a similar problem when producing the FERGUSON play. Many of the actors walked out because the truth contradicted their liberal bias, what they believed, or what they had been told by the media. For many people in Hollywood, their ideology is more important than the facts.
I hadn't written about this before because, frankly, we were too busy writing the scripts, finding venues and actors, and trying to raise the money.
We scrambled to find a replacement actress to play Huma Abedin. Luckily, we found a talented actress who will be great in the part. (We're recreating Huma Abedin's Deposition even if I have to put on a wig and a dress myself!)
Your donations helped us tell the truth about fracking. Now we're trying to tell the truth about Mrs. Clinton's "illegal" server. We still need donations to ensure that we can complete the project, so please give what you can or forward the link http://ClintonEmailsOnFilm.com to anyone you think would be interested in helping. We know that Hillary Clinton doesn't like the truth. That's why she got the judge to suppress the tapes of these depositions. Now we know Hollywood gets nervous around the truth, too. That's the reason we're making these films.
It's time to stop the censorship.
Phelim Mcaleer, Director
PS. One of the actors in the depositions is a Hillary volunteer! I can't say who but they told me they took the role because they liked the idea and they love working. Perhaps there is hope for Hollywood!