“Release Hoaxed already!” The hype for Hoaxed is any filmmaker’s envy, and I planned on releasing Hoaxed weeks ago. Then we signed with a distributor who ask for my E&O policy for Hoaxed.
Hoaxed cleared legal long ago, as the film is represented by free speech lawyer Marc Randazza. There’s no plausible lawsuit to bring against Hoaxed. My first film Silenced didn’t have any issues, and I’ve never been threatened with a lawsuit for my media and journalism.
- By “threatened with a lawsuit,” I mean I’d never had an actual lawyer send me a demand letter. Creeps online have threatened to sue me hundreds of times. The issue is this: When they talk to a lawyer, he or she says, “You know that Cernovich will get discovery into your life? This means you’ll have to share with him every sock puppet account you use to stalk and harass and threaten children. Are you prepared to give over every anonymous account history you have to a court of law?”
Hoaxed isn’t a hit piece on any one person.
It’s a meta-critique of media generally. No one person is going to watch Hoaxed and call his lawyer, or at least if he or she does, the lawyer would laugh at them.
And the news footage critiqued in Hoaxes is from big-box networks and is well within the lines of fair use.
In terms of lawsuit risk, Hoaxed doesn’t have any credible issues.
But to show Hoaxed in theaters for a public release (rather than a private screening), we must have E&O insurance. This isn’t optional. Theaters won’t show Hoaxed without the magic piece of paper that can only be granted by an insurance company.
And insurance companies have a much different assessment of risk that ordinary people.
The review of Hoaxed has taken several weeks, and we’re still in underwriting.
In the meantime, you can watch Hoaxed in a private screening this Sunday in New York!
Contact me here for event details.
Hoaxed has Astounded Viewers
“I don’t want to seem starstruck, but this film is amazing,” the large retired SWAT officer who was providing personal protection for my wife and I said after watching Hoaxed.
No ANTIFA creeps showed up because I didn’t invite any members of the media to attend Hoaxed. I’ve learned that “journalists” will leak the venue to ANTIFA in order to incite violence. That’s exactly what happened in New York, and once the details goes public (there’s an active police investigation), you’ll have a full understanding of what happened that night, and how the media works with ANTIFA to direct political violence.
“Babe, this is the film you wanted.”
I was driving to a dinner for backers when a text arrived. It was my wife telling me the Hoaxed rough cut was ready. “This is the film you always wanted to make.”
I pulled over to Philz coffee in El Segundo to grab a large black Philtered Soul (my drink of choice) and watch Hoaxed.
I was captivated.
Hoaxed was better than I could have imagined.
A lot of you don’t know that Hoaxed is my second feature-length film. My first, Silenced, had a strong cast. It hit two of the three R’s.
Right Place, Right Time, Right Message.
Life is a game of luck and skill. The right message or product is a result of skill. Being at the right place and the right time have larger elements of luck. If you are at the right place at the right time with the right message, you’ll win big.
If you hit two of the three R’s, you’ll be OK, but won’t have that wow or “It” factor.
Silenced was the right film at the right time. Visually it wasn’t what it should have been.
It didn’t turn out to be the success it should have been, due to issues not worth discussing here.
You can watch Silenced here.
Although I knew the audience would enjoy Hoaxed, they loved it.
People were blushing.
That’s a body language tell that can’t be easily fake.
If you have a good movie, people will be happy for you. They’ll shake your hand.
When those cheeks are rosy, you know you have a hit.
Hoaxed was a different level of the game.
And that’s not bragging. I produced the film. I didn’t make it.
Before becoming a filmmaker, I didn’t know the difference between a producer and a director.
A producer raises the cash, offers direction, and provides strategy.
Directors do the rest.
The co-directors will tell you I’m a bit more involved than a lot of other producers. I want to make sure the film has flow, and I offer creative direction. Though 90% of Hoaxed was the co-directors vision.
Jon Du Toit and Scooter Downey also edited the film. They edited all of the footage, rendered it, and dealt with the drama of 4K footage from a Red camera.
(If you know anything about films, you realize how hellish their lives were for the past 18 months.)
The direction, composition, and VFX were done by very hard-working film makers and musicians.
You had to been there to feel the Energy.
Earlier that day I had a booth at Politicon for Hoaxed.
Politicon had invited me to do a panel, but I don’t like panels.
I like being on the floor. Let people who like me come over. Let the haters come over. Have trolls take my picture. It’s all good. As a field commander, it’s on me to know what people think.
Despite what you read on the Internet, the vibes of the people coming over to the booth were positive.
Only one person was a creeper, and he didn’t start any troubles, so I told him, “God bless you.”
The idea that a lot of people hate me is a great media hoax. I am beloved by the people.
Stefan was also a huge draw.
Watch the trailer for Hoaxed.
Watch my Interview with Tim Pool for Hoaxed.
What cities will Hoaxed be shown in?
We’re doing screenings in New York and Washington, D.C.
And then some other select cities.
If you want us to bring Hoaxed to your city, tell me where that is.
What city do you want us to show Hoaxed in?
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) October 25, 2018
We made a music video for Hoaxed.
Yellow Red Sparks is a bit of a folk hero, and he wrote an original song for Hoaxed called, “The Great Media Hoaxed.”
You can watch the Great Media Hoax here.
Hoaxed book is available in paperback here!
What are people saying about Hoaxed book?
- Whatever you think about Cernovich, Hoaxed will make you think about what you see on the news and whether it’s real. Hint: it’s not.
- I’m smarter after reading this excellent book.
- Background on Mike that you won’t find by Googling “Cernovich.” Interviews with controversial figures. Well-written & illuminating book. Unique perspectives & experiences. Not boring!
- Amazing book! A peek behind the wizard’s curtain of how the media distorts reality to support their own narrative and suppress truth.
- This book is fantastic if you wanna know what’s REALLY going on.