After three years of research I am headed for the end of this film. The money is appearing, a couple of grants may be on the horizon. I have learned my lesson about who to deal with. The Fall River Guys got my trailer for the Count Dante Trailer pulled from YouTube after they have been paid for footage.
I am not going to worry about it. I am moving full speed ahead with my movie without their footage. The controversy is great. I love it. They can go make their own movie. I have plenty of stills and I am in touch with Dante's family and I am sure more footage will turn up. I have no time for headaches. These guys were paid for the footage we are using. They changed the deal after it was made. They have not made any attempt to contact the buyer of the footage to refund the money. They are creating a situation for themselves. I will not worry about. More footage will turn up, that I am sure of. The more controversy they create the more the film will benefit from it. I will not stop to give anymore attention that to acknowledge the added interest controversy brings.
All that is important is getting this film done. I am not playing to rumours insults and innuendo. If people have something to help make this film happen, tell all sides, bring some truth and not want a million bucks, then I can do business with them.
What's left to do? Interviews with Hugh Hefner, Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis, Ralph Castro Mas Ayoob and a few more people. I am only interested in talking to people who actually knew Dante or have something pertinent to say about his legacy.