In an exclusive chat with RedState, filmmaker Phelim McAleer — best known for “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” and “FBI Lovebirds” (featuring the text exchanges between former FBI Agent Peter Strzok and Department of Justice attorney Lisa Page) said he’s aware of the risks associated with making the films he and his wife, Ann McElhinney, choose to create. But he considers the truth worth the threat.
“It is a real concern, yes,” McAleer said by phone from his California home. “We’re just very careful about our security [and] we try and make ourselves audit proof. We’re very careful with all that.”
And he has reason to be. His newest effort — the funding for which is still being crowdsourced so the film won’t be released until late 2021 — is a biopic entitled, “My Son Hunter,” and will cover the trials and tribulations of the President’s troubled youngest son.
“The story of Hunter Biden…has been actively suppressed,” McAleer says. “It’s a national scandal.”
He’s referring, of course, to the removal of a New York Post story from Twitter and other social media applications that described Hunter Biden’s business dealings with foreign companies in the lead up to his father’s run for President in 2020. The story of the now infamous laptop that contained reams of information related to the younger Biden’s activities — and how it ended up in the hands of a computer repair shop — was unceremoniously shut down by social media giants when it broke just before the 2020 election, something Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently called a “mistake.”
“The media and big tech covered up the bombshell report by The New York Post that showed the depth of corruption in the Biden family,” McAleer said in a press release announcing the new film. “The truth deserves to be told and it needs to be seen by as many people as possible. An entertaining and enjoyable movie is the best way to tell the story of the Biden family’s corruption and to ensure as many people are educated about this as possible. If the media won’t do their jobs, we’ll do it for them.”
“It’s ludicrous the media hasn’t covered it [since then],” McAleer tells RedState. “As a journalist and a storyteller, I had to. It’s a great story.”
McAleer tends to approach his subjects (Gosnell being an exception) with a healthy does of humor, and he says “My Son Hunter” will be no exception.
“We’re still working on the script,” he says. “But it will be part Austin Powers, part King Lear, and part House of Cards.” English actor Laurence Fox, who is currently running for Mayor of London as a member of the Reclaim Party and has recently grabbed headlines for calling London a “cathedral of wokery,” has expressed an interest in playing the titular character.
Whether or not Fox is cast depends on how that race turns out, McAleer says. But the fundraising — about eight weeks remain in that process — continues apace. And has already paid off. The Daily Caller reports $250,000 came in the day after the film was announced. The filmmakers’ goal is $2.5 million, which would be a crowdfunding record.
“And we’ll make it free on YouTube,” McAleer says. “If they take it down, we’ll put it on our site…It will be free to the world.”
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