Good News, Premiere of MAINSTREAM was Successful…however…
from James Jaeger
How Hollywood Movies and the New York Media
are Promoting the Globalist Agenda
27 May 2017
I have some good news and some bad news. On the evening of 17 May we started the Premiere of MAINSTREAM Part 1 and have decided to leave it up because about 400 people per day are currently watching it. If you haven’t seen it, go to https://youtu.be/H3lX1QPk5x4
Thus, as of 24 May, about 3,200 people have screened MAINSTREAM Part 1. Not only that, there are 46 thumbs up, 0 thumbs down and no negative comments. So it seems like everyone likes it, otherwise there would be at least some thumbs down or negative comments.
All this is great! The problem is only 12 have donated. And the average donation has been about $65.
Given that we need a threshold sum to complete the editing of MAINSTREAM by 30 September 2017, the show is now dark. Unless sufficient donations come in from a handful of donors of means – OR more of you donate at least 25, 50 or 100 dollars, MAINSTREAM may not be completed. So here are the facts that I related to the major donors and my producing partners the other day, facts you deserve to know as well:
- Total running time of MAINSTREAM Parts 1 – 4 will be 213 minutes. We have 54 min done to date, need to edit 159 minutes.
- Can cut about 2 minutes per day = 80 days to finish cutting. Only possible to cut about 20 days per month with no edit staff.
- Need 4 months to complete post-production and about $3,000 month for facilities, rentals, editor, operating expenses = $12,000. See Budget account 6600.
- If time is not consumed raising money, delivery of Parts 2 – 4 could be 30 Sept.
- Sum of $12,000 mainly covers items in account 6600. It does not provide for any contingencies or marginal expenses such as additional b-roll in NYC, reshoots in LA, additional music rights, color/density correction, mixdown, DVD masters, additional interviews or computer catastrophes. These expenses could amount to $5,000 or more and they are itemized in other accounts in the Budget.
- Since December 2015 when MAINSTREAM went into development, we have raised and allocated about $45,000 to various accounts itemized in the Budget. This includes research and script development, 13 interviews around the country,auditioning/hiring new narrator, narration recording, music rights, b-roll shoots, stock shots/photos, two pre-release trailers and a 213-minute rough-cut.
So this is what we are dealing with. As I have tried to relate previously, we are, in essence, trying to make two films for the price of one. This is why the original estimated cost of MAINSTREAM was $109,314 whereas earlier productions were between $50,000 and $75,000. A budget of $109,314 is how much we would have liked to have had to work with. Here’s what most documentaries cost. But my job is to get things done cheaper, or get more production value for less, if possible.
I treasure every dollar of donor money and know that some of you are really hurting – and hurting for all of the reasons we cover in the films. Some of you send in just $5 or $10 with a little note expressing how much you appreciate the films and my work. I practically cry when I get these. I know that 5 or 10 dollars is a day of food money for some of you – yet you send it, and you even take your precious time to let me know you are there, and you care. Then I think about other citizens, the ones that can spend $109,314 on a new car every year or two. I don’t hear from many of them — even though the subject matter of our movies has made possible their very way of life.
These things acknowledged, I feel it would be wasteful to not complete MAINSTREAM for a lack of $12,000 to $17,000. If even 300 of you agree and donate, this project will get done. And if you continue to donate what you can, we will continue with post-production, slowly -– or quickly if there is a donation rally. Again, the donation URL is at www.MainstreamMedia.us/donate
You WILL receive a screencredit on each and every Part that is completed after the date of your donation. So if you are an early donor, you will have your screencredit carried forward onto each new Part of the series. Thus if you donate now, you will receive a screencredit on Part 2 and if Part 2 is never completed, your screencredit will go on Part 1. But if Part 2, 3 and 4 are completed, you will have your screencredit on Part 2, 3 and 4 even if you only donated for Part 2. Again, you WILL receive a screencredit no matter what. Also, we are granting a screencredit to acknowledge donations starting as low as $50.
But some of you will ask, what if only Part 1 is all that is completed? If this happens, we will wrap up the movie by attaching the coda of Part 4 to the end of Part 1. This will give us a viewable product in the public domain. Remember, all of our movies go into the public domain for free. This is why you donate and why we make the movies. And over the years, millions have and will continue to see these movies, whether the Mainstream Media likes it or not.
Unfortunately, unless things turn around, it looks like the current movie will be a truncated version of what it could have been. And this is unfortunate, because the public will never learn about how cultural Marxism and corporate fascism have specifically infected the movies and media; and the public will never be exposed to the many other issues the MAINSTREAM series would have exposed. See the script athttp://www.mainstreammedia.us/ms_script1.pdf
BUT, the good that could come out of this is those who donated, and the experts who courageously interviewed, are like the 300 warriors who confronted the Persian Army at the Battle of Thermopylae. We may save a portion of Western Civilization by encouraging others to make documentaries about the Mainstream Media that is now trying to destroy Western Civilization.
Yes, I am very disappointed MAINSTREAM was not supported as well as MOLON LABE or MIDNIGHT RIDE. But, if you donated to any of the movies, I do NOT direct this disappointment at you. YOU did what you could and I appreciate that – it’s some of your fellow “citizens” I have a problem with. 12 people out of 3,200 care about the endless violence and sexual objectification of women their kids watch in the movies and on TV? Amazing.
The same thing seems to apply to WHO is in Congress. Most people vote for THEIR congressman and claim it’s the other congressmen that are the problem. Same with THEIR public school. They love THEIR public school and it’s always the OTHER guy that’s the problem.
I guess America is exactly the way it should be. We have exactly the congress, the school system, the movies and the TV shows WE THE PEOPLE want and deserve — a Mainstream Media that fosters endless objectification of women, endless divorce, endless violence, endless pharmaceuticals, endless expansion of government, endless health care problems, endless debt, endless police state, endless wars, endless surveillance, endless out-sourcing of jobs, endless globalization, endless fossil fuels and endless internal combustion engines destroying the environment. All subjects Part 2, 3 and 4 would have gone into.
So, this will be the last Progress Report unless further “progress” is to be reported. I am sorry to have chosen this subject for a movie given only 12 were concerned enough to donate after the Premiere. I sincerely thought this was a subject that needed to be confronted — especially given we made 7 previous documentaries that were suppressed, ignored or invalidated by the Mainstream Media. These were documentaries about the Federal Reserve, the right to keep and bear, third parties, the original intent of the Founders, the outsourcing of the U.S. manufacturing base, the destruction of the family unit. All subjects we felt the Mainstream Media might wish to champion a public discussion about.
But apparently only 12 feel there are problems with the Mainstream Media.
Again, those of you who did donate will receive the agreed upon screencredit in the MAIN or END titles of the movie which will go up on the Internet as Part 1, however Part 1 is all that will be available. It will be at https://youtu.be/H3lX1QPk5x4 — a testament to what could have been unless donors step forward.
So if you pray for somebody else to speak out or stand up and defend our liberties — realize you are somebody.
P.S. Because so many people are watching MAINSTREAM every day (about 400 people per day) word about Hollywood and the New York media IS getting out (thanks to those of you who have donated). We have therefore decided to leave Part 1 up on the Net for free at https://youtu.be/H3lX1QPk5x4 400 people per day is encouraging so I hope you will forward this email, or at least this URL, to potential donors and let them know about the project.
Edit this Progress Report as you see fit and send it out to your family, friends and associates. Encourage them to help get MAINSTREAM completed. We can do it if everybody plays a small role. Look at what we have so far and imagine the rest of the series done, in the can – AND driving the Mainstream Media wild!
Some of the experts in the film: