We all know the feeling of logging onto the Internet and reading fake news stories. The latest fake news story is that Joy Reid’s computer was hacked by time travelers. Fake news is a simulation, that is, an artificial construct of reality. What we know as “the news” simply isn’t true.
Hoaxed will break through the media Simulation.
Hoaxed is a crowd-funded documentary produced by Cerno Films (Mike Cernovich). Cernovich’s last film about free speech included icons like Alan Dershowitz, Candace Owens, and Scott Adams. Hoaxed, if you can believe it, has an even greater cast. (Adams is in Hoaxed, too.)
Hoaxed has two directors hard at work editing 100+ hours of interviews with 25 luminaries.
We took production to another level in Hoaxed.
But why would I tell you that, when it’s a film. Let’s show you.
Shot in film noir style, Hoaxed as a sci-fi vibe at times.
Who is in Hoaxed?
You can expect to see a lot of names you’d expect (Scott Adams, Stefan Molyneux, Cernovich), and some you wouldn’t expect.
When will Hoaxed be released?
Yesterday the directors of Hoaxed delivered the rough cut to me, and it’s outstanding. The pacing is intense, there’s never a dull moment or lag, and every star offers an interesting perspective.
Hoaxed will also have “cross over” appeal. This isn’t a film that only conservatives or MAGA or whatever group will find interesting. That was never the goal. Making hack political films would bore me and bore everyone else.
Everyone has a point of view, sure, and that’s to be expected. Hoaxed offers a compelling and sane vision of the harms of fake news, and looks at who spreads fake news.
Everyone who has backed this film will be proud of how it looked.
Currently Hoaxed is 2 hours and 48 minutes. Hindsight is 20/20, and we could have done a five or six episode series.
The game plan is to edit Hoaxed down to 1 hour and 52 minutes for theatrical release. We’ll also have an extended version.
Stay tuned for release dates.
Thank you again for backing Hoaxed!
Is it too late to back Hoaxed?
Our crowd fund for Hoaxed ended in July, 2017.
However many new people have learned about our work since then, and post-production has taken longer than expected.
If you’re like to back Hoaxed, contact me here.
Can you back Hoaxed using Bitcoin?
Yes, here is my Bitcoin Wallet address
What I Learned working on my Second Film.
Hoaxed is the second feature-length film I’ve produced, and I learned a lot from producing short and long films.
I held a contest to choose the directors for Hoaxed. My philosophy is simple: Every day is an audition. I must show value to YOU in every article, podcast, or even Tweet. Although my art isn’t for everyone, I put my soul into it.
With Hoaxed, my thinking went as follows: If you’re too good to put your soul into a piece of art and to demonstrate you want to be part of Cerno Films, then you think you’re too good for me and the people who read me. That’s a double failure.
We are working with two directors (Scoot Downey and Jon du Toit), and they got along great. I’ve mostly stayed out of their way, other than to offer some storytelling tips.
Also, Silenced backers had a common complaint, namely that I wasn’t in it enough. That may seem self-serving, but Silenced wasn’t supposed to be about me. We wanted to get in the 50+ people we interviewed.
And although I appear on camera daily, people who know me consider me introverted and shy. I turn down media interviews all of the time. Leading from the front, like George S. Patton, is required in our Culture Wars. But I’d rather see other stars rise.
You will see a lot of me in Hoaxed.
I also ensured that we had a solid plan from the beginning, and upped our production game.
We hired a dedicated director of cinematography.
Hoaxed even has its own music video.
You see the production value in the clips above.
How can you support Hoaxed?
If you want to support Hoaxed, contact me here.