I recently attended the Freedom Action National Conference in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. I did several interviews in the lobby for numerous patriot web-radio programs, a few of which were broadcast live. One of the interviews I did turned out to be far more sophisticated than I expected.
I was picked up in the hotel circle Saturday morning and driven to the nearby Valley Forge park and museum for what I thought was going to be "just another radio interview". That's when I met Chuck and Anita Untersee who are producing a video documentary they hope will broadcast on the History Channel. The documentary is intended for the vast majority of Americans who are unaware of the extent of corruption in our government. The target audience consists of political neophytes who would dismiss most of the most popular conspiracy theories as nonsense. Chuck and Anita have interviewed several people whom they consider to be the most knowledable about the Constitution, including Sheriff Richard Mack, and Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. The documentary will be narrated by Sam Elliot, and is expected to be released in the spring or summer of 2011. Needless to say, I will keep you posted when I am given more precise information.
I was impressed by the Hollywood-class film crew they had assembled. A lighting specialist, a sound guru, and a camera man working with a piece of equipment that I couldn't afford with what I make in a year. I was given a small taste of what movie stars must go through. "Walk from point A to point B. Cut! Now do that again, but this time put your hand in your pocket. Action!" I haven't gotten that much personal attention since my mother brought me home from the hospital for the first time. I was starting to realize what a professional Chuck was, as he created dramatic scenes using just the historic backdrop... and me.
With the attention to detail given to everything else, I was a little surprised that my comments were not scripted. Chuck simply explained the general concept, and then let me create the ideas spontaneously as I sat looking into the lens. After ninety minutes of being in the limelight, the crew thanked me and replayed my closing comments on a monitor so I could see them. WOW! I couldn't believe how professsional and intelligent I looked on screen. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that trick photography was involved. I can't wait to see the final version of the documentary. I hope that it captures the imagination of the general public, "Lighting the fires of Liberty" across the nation. From what I've seen of Chuck Untersee's work, that is certain to happen very soon.
You can view samples of Chuck's previous work at HeartlandPictures.tv. He is also producing a movie about the Civil War which can be found at RebelPrivate.com. Both of these websites will blow your mind with incredible video footage. Enjoy!