But WHY is a film like this made? What is the filmmaker’s motive? He *knew* it was going to be banned from social media platforms. Why did he do it? How is making a banned film rewarding?
Money. Money. Money.
Chris’s article above from Science magazine mentions that Dr. Miskovits co-authored a book that was published a few weeks ago.
What book is currently #1 in Biology on Amazon?
Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science (Children’s Health Defense) co-authored by Dr. Judy Miskovits
The video going viral, in spite or because of being pulled repeatedly from YouTube and Facebook, is worth millions in free advertising for the book and future speaking gigs for Dr. Miskovits.
I think it’s a safe assumption that the filmmaker either got a cut of the profits on the book or was paid well for his efforts. (Sorry, but I don’t have access to the deal points memo.)
Hollywood is a brutal business. Every year, over 20,000 new scripts are registered but only a few hundred films are made for theater release. It can take years for a film to find the funding for a film to get made. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is an incredibly expensive place to live while you try to build a career.
Here’s a pile of money: go make a video that could destroy your career but also pay your bills.
But the truth in the case of Plandemic director Mikki Willis is so much simpler.
All of his films are on alternative theories and healing practices.
His annual Elevate Festival is focused on alternative views of the world through films and speakers.
From his IMDB profile:
Mikki Willis is the founder of Elevate; a production company on a mission, Elevate is one of the most prolific creators of socially conscious media.
As a filmmaker he has been granted rare access into the minds and hearts of world re-known philosophers, scientists, physicists, doctors, authors, shamans, and human development experts. As a director he has helmed numerous award winning and record setting productions, including theatrical features, network television specials, commercials, and music videos for platinum artists.
In 2006, Mikki's passion for uniting creatives inspired the birth of "Elevate Film Festival". In less than three years the festival earned the title of "the world's largest single screen film event," hosting up to 6,000 people per screening; filling prestigious arenas such as, The Kodak Theater, The Pasadena Civic, and The Nokia L.A. Live. In 2011, Mikki received the Conscious Life Humanitarian Award, and named a member of the Transformational Leadership Counsel.
In 2013 he co-created a breakthrough blended learning program for Harvard Westlake; which is currently being integrated into the curriculum of 3500 high schools. In 2014 he co-directed the documentary, "Neurons to Nirvana" : Understanding Psychedelic Medicines. In 2015 -2016 Mikki is completing "Be Brave", his latest feature length documentary. Mikki and his wife Nadia Salamanca are creating "Elevate Family", a new online platform for kids and parents. Mikki, his beautiful wife Nadia, and their two sons Azai and Zuriel live life to the fullest in Ojai, Ca.
From the indiegogo funding page for Mikki Willis’s documentary film “Be Brave” on Daniel Northcott:
In April of 2007, Dan’s journey led him to a greater adventure than he had ever imagined. Despite warnings of an ancient curse, he brought home a bone from a sacrificial Mayan burial cave in Yucatán, and just months later he was diagnosed with leukemia – cancer of the bone marrow.
I think pulling the above together took an hour of research. And I’m better than most at using search algorithms to find missing details needed to assemble an accurate picture. Like @rtwPaul insightfully remarked, most people aren’t even willing to click on a well-researched article, like the one above from Science that disproves the claims made in Plandemic. Even fewer are willing or able to do the research on their own.