ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
It should not have to cost so much money to make a successful feature-length film. I will make an Experimental, feature-length film, at much lower cost than most narrative films. Mine will be just as rewarding to the audience as any successful, traditional, narrative movie. I will use "Blair Witch Project," etc., as inspiration.
If you, as a funder of my film, was to begin to believe, like I do, that the following supposition is more likely than not, to be true, then you would probably feel that a movie about the supposition would be a good idea. Now, the supposition:
"Attorneys of all parties involved in the BP, Gulf Coast, oil spill multidistrict litigation are conspiring among themselves to NOT offer the best settlement deal available to their clients, because the attorneys have a financial conflict-of-interest to not to. This conduct harms their clients (BP, Transocean, Halliburton, etc.), harms the shareholders of these companies, harms the economic victims of the oil spill, and harms the cities and states of the Gulf Coast. These attorneys also have an interest in covering up theft of trade secrets committed by themselves, committed by other attorneys at the law firms where they work, and/or committed by other attorneys in general.
A major goal of my project is to help insure that these issues will be dealt with by the upcoming audit of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility by the United States Justice Department, and by the settlement activities in federal court.
If the preceeding supposition was combined with the following supposition, and the two combined suppositions were to to be part of the subject matter of the Experimental film that I am hoping to make with the help of Kickstarter funders, and if you believe, like I do, that the subject matter containing the suppositions need to be further looked into, then you would probably feel the need to support my project. Now, the second supposition:
"As a member of the Senate Military Construction Appropriation subcommittee, Senator Dianne Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions of dollars to her husband's (Richard Blum) firms. From 2001 to 2005, when Feinstein was either the chairperson or ranking member, this subcommittee approved $792 million in contracts to URS, and $759 million in contracts to Perini, both companies headed by her husband Richard Blum at the time.
Michael R. Klein, a top legal adviser to Feinstein, and long-time business partner to Blum, is/was a top leader of many companies that have obtained many large military contracts. 'Klein had routinely informed Feinstein about specific federal projects coming to her in which Perini had a stake.' This exacerbated the issue of Feinstein's conflict of interest, in the public's mind, since such information involving potential contracting activity is withheld from Congress by federal agencies.
Danielle Brian, then Executive Director, Project On Government Oversight, a nonprofit organization that analyzes defense contracts reportedly stated 'The paper trail showing Sen. Feinstein's conflict of interest is irrefutable.'
Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington, remarks, 'There are a number of members of Congress with conflicts of interest. [California Republican Congressman John T.] Doolittle, for example, hired his wife as a fundraiser, and she skimmed 15 percent off of all campaign contributions. Others, like [former] Speaker [Dennis] Hastert and Cong. [Ken] Calvert were earmarking federal money for roads to enhance the value of property held by their families.
'But because of the amount of money involved,' Sloan continues, 'Feinstein's conflict of interest is an order of magnitude greater than those conflicts.'" Senate Feinstein's Iraq Conflict," Bohemian.com/metro, January 24, 2007, Peter Byrne. And "Feinstein's Conflict of Interest in Iraq," Project Censored, 2008, #23
More questions about possible corruption by Feinstein and Blum's financial interests are raised in the following news articles: "Exclusive: Senator's husband's firm cashes in on crisis. The Washington Times, April 21, 2009 Chuck Neubauer; "Hospital group wants auditor inspected (PRG-Schultz has ties to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's D-Ca hubby)," Sacramento Bee, June 21, 2007, David Whitney"
The above suppositions show that some of the major controversies and settings of this Experimental movie are (A) the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; (B) compensation matters involving the economic victims of the oil spill; (C) possible government corruption spanning decades, from the past to the present.
Special mention should be given to the computer programmers and software developers that I will need to make my film become a successful experiment. They will appear throughout the film as cast and crew members; as bad-@ss hackers; etc. I would like to high-light two relevant software applications by companies that have already indicated an interest in my project: AuditMyBooks: AuditMyBooks is fraud detection software. AuditMyBooks Analyzer "Double Check QuickBooks for Mistakes in Minutes." The second application is mabbled: It is a cash flow management application. "mabbled helps its users determine the likelihood that their business customers will pay their bills promptly."