Director Uwe Boll Calls for Class Warfare in Expletive-Filled Rant About the Film Industry & Crowdfunding
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Director Uwe Boll Calls for Class Warfare in Expletive-Filled Rant About the Film Industry & Crowdfunding

Uwe Boll - Indiegogo - RAMPAGE 3No, it’s not "black film" specifically, but it is about the business, the nature of crowdfunding, and about you, the audience, as well, and it was just too much for me not to post. And, quite frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if his frustrations are shared by many of you reading this.

But I’ll keep it brief…

When they say, "you’ll never work in this town again," it’s instances like this one that typically are responsible…

Uwe Bol, the self-described "f*cking genius director" of films like "Bloodrayne" 1, 2 & 3, published an expletive-filled rant over the weekend, on YouTube, expressing his disgust with the industry over all, after failing (for a 3rd time) to raise funds via crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo for his film, "Rampage: No Mercy," a project he says is "really close to my heart.," that "nails the cynical world we are living in." Apparently, it’s the 3rd film in his "Rampage" franchise – essentially a violent series of films centered on a man with a thirst for revenge against all those who’ve screwed him over in life, who builds a full body armor kit and goes on a killing spree. Award-winning stuff, I’m sure.

Boll’s latest campaign sought $100,000, and ended recently with just over $6,000 of it raised. Again, this was his 3rd attempt apparently. And now, homeboy is pissed at all of you and Hollywood, and Cannes, and Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Mat Damon, Jennifer Lopez, and the entire world apparently, because you’re all brainwashed and stupid!

And with that, I’ll just hand the mic over to Mr Boll (Warning: it’s NSFW and you might be offended). By the way the movie he talks about at the start of the second video, on Darfu, is a film he made in 2009 on the Darfur atrocities that shook Sudan during the earlier part of this century. The film, simply called Darfur, centers on two (white) American journalists (naturally) played by Edward Furlong and Kristinna Loken, who discover wicked and cruel acts of violence while broadcasting in Darfur, Sudan. They are faced with a dilemma of whether or not they should return to the USA to report on their findings, or stay and help the victims. In short, it’s not worth seeing (I saw it):

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