“And now we have a police state forming under the Department of Homeland Security, all “justified” by the “War on Terror” and its spawn, the PATRIOT Act. MOLON LABE, and the new movie, MIDNIGHT RIDE, will fill you in on the details as to what the Constitution says about all this, especially the Militia System and Martial Law. Follow the progress via MidnightRide.us.” – J Jaeger
Daily Bell: How are you? Any new projects in the works?
James Jaeger: I’m fine. Been very busy with the release of MOLON LABE and a number of shorter documentaries the past year. MOLON LABE – How the Second Amendment Guarantees America’s Freedom was inspired by Edwin Vieira‘s book, The Sword and Sovereignty and the movie we are working on is tentatively entitled, MIDNIGHT RIDE – When Rogue Politicians Call for Martial Law. MOLON LABE and MIDNIGHT RIDE are sister films. MOLON LABE explains what the Second Amendment and Militia Clauses are and MIDNIGHT RIDE explains what will happen if WE THE PEOPLE fail to apply them. The new movie is inspired by Dr. Vieira’s new, Amazon-available book, By Tyranny Out of Necessity – The Bastardy of “Martial Law.”
Daily Bell: Can you expand, please? Is funding an issue?
James Jaeger: Funding is always an issue; however, it seems to be getting easier with every production because, as people become familiar with our products, they become more comfortable donating because they know what they will get. All of our films are thus donor-financed and in-house funded from the proceeds of past productions. Due to suppressive and onerous security regulations, we are no longer “equity finance” our films. And we would never dream of using bank loans for anything.
Between the larger feature films, we like to produce smaller public service interstitial programs. This past year we produced and released SPIRIT OF TESLA, THE CHATTERBAND, PORCFEST 2014 and EVOLVEFEST 2014.
SPIRIT OF TESLA was shot at the New Yorker Hotel in January of 2014 for the annual event of the Tesla Science Foundation, the largest Tesla association in the U.S. The New Yorker was the last place Nikola Tesla stayed before his death on 11 January 1943. Check out the film and you may be excited about attending the next Memorial Conference at the New Yorker Hotel on 10 January 2015. Physicists, electrical engineers, technology experts, educators, authors, UN staff members and politicians from all over the U.S. and the world come to this conference every year, so it’s an incredible learning and networking opportunity. The SPIRIT OF TESLA film and information on the conference are available at TeslaScienceFoundation.org.
Having been a professional musician (electric bass) for many years, I have a fondness for music and live performance. Thus, our production company films bands and concerts regularly. Our last concert was of THE CHATTERBAND, probably the largest dance band in the New Jersey-Pennsylvania area, headed up by Paul Martone. I might add that Matrix Productions is working with Paul on the development of a feature film that will be a musical. Paul has written all of the music and, in my opinion, it’s every bit as good as the music in GREASE and WEST SIDE STORY. You can see our recent 8-camera shoot of The Chatterband at mecfilms.com/chatterband.
PORCFEST 2014 was shot over the course of seven days of principle photography in Lancaster, New Hampshire where over 2,000 people from almost every state in the nation, and many foreign countries, congregate to discuss the concept and practice of “freedom” every June 21st to June 29th. This immense annual festival features endless seminars on every subject imaginable, from libertarian and anarcho-capitalist politics, to bee-keeping and survival gardening, to polyamorous relationships. The PORCFEST (short for Porcupine Freedom Festival) is sponsored by the State of New Hampshire and its “Free State Project.” You can see the film and find out more about this event at mecfilms.com/porcfest and you can find out about the PORCFEST at Porcfest.org. Continue reading