Scott at powerlineblog.com has published this letter from the documentary filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney on his new film, “Indoctrinate U”:
With the upcoming release of “Indoctrinate U”–the feature-length documentary on campus political correctness that I’ve been working on for the last 3 years–we obviously had a bit of trouble convincing Hollywood distributors that there might be some Americans interested in documentary films from something other than the Michael Moore/Al Gore perspective.
But because people tend to assume that everyone is like them, so the same groupthink that dominates academia is also working against us in the film business. After all, if people don’t agree with the premise of the film, they’re going to assume that there’s no audience for it.
So we decided to launch an Internet campaign to help prove to Hollywood that a market does exist for our film. We set up a Google Map on our new website — Indoctrinate U — which allows people to enter their ZIP codes and signal that they’re interested in seeing the film. Our new site also has a copy of the film’s trailer (which also features one Eliana Johnson, who I didn’t realize until quite recently is related to you!). The site’s been up and running for less than 24 hours, but so far, the response has been overwhelming.
Again, the website is here. Check it out, watch the trailer, and sign on as a potential viewer. We can’t wait to see it.