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Billings, MT – October 17, 2012 – AXED: The End of Green is an innovative new documentary from award-winning independent ﬁlmmaker Jeffrey D. King. It is currently in the fundraising stage and has been pledged some $13,200 from 110 backers so far. Mr. King is enthusiastic that he can reach his $50,000 goal by his November 30th, 1:59 EST deadline. But not without more help from backers. He will not receive a dime unless the project is fully funded, to $50,000, the minimum needed to produce this ﬁlm.
The subject has been touched on before, but Jeffrey and his crew maintain that their claim that this ﬁlm will help effect the end of the green movement should not come as a surprise. While people like Al Gore and Lisa Jackson and things like Solyndra and Climategate have been conservative fodder many times over, these are seen by the makers of AXED as mere branches and blossoms on the tree that is the modern environmental movement. They instead seek to hack deep down to the roots and expose and cut off things at their source. Hence AXED. Not all by themselves, as they hope their ﬁlm “will serve as a catalyst, a rallying point, for people concerned about abuses by the green movement in both government and the media, as well as to educate those not yet fully aware of what is going on around them. All that is really needed to bring this dangerous movement to its kneeʼs is a well timed, well placed, and well delivered blow. What better time than now? What better place than here? What better medium than ﬁlm?” to quote J. D.
Rather than slosh together a few nature scenes, economic statistics, and interviews, the ﬁlm will pay attention to quality and detail, which are key to keeping the audience engaged. To this they need the right team, sufﬁcient funding, and a plan both cohesive and comprehensive. But this is just the technical side of things. What are the actual points the ﬁlm is trying to make? We have asked one member of his marketing team to give us a few of them. Hereʼs what he has to say:
“The green movement has failed at itʼs stated and/or publicly acknowledged objectives. What many of the more sincere ones, who are the bulk of the movement but tend to be low in the ranks – this is a fairly standard arrangement in top-down movements – neglect is that economic growth, private property rights, and bottom-up, decentralized modes of organization and governance are actually all conducive to a healthy, clean environment, and not the other way around as maintained by many on the left. This is even more the case when these things are in combination. The beneﬁts are multiplied. So when their goals are to save the environment and yet they fail exceedingly to do so, in many cases making things worse or creating new problems, no amount of political power they have accrued and policies they have implemented can be cited as evidence in their favor.”