Time away spent well

 

Took some time to reflect, plan,, and find alibis. Thought the crowd funder do better then it did. Taking the time to understand why not had me do some soul searching on why not and steps to take.

What I leaned

  1. There are lot of projects looking to get money one needs to stand out to attract interest , the project I had did not
  2. Branding issues, Chicago Outfit Blood in the Streets pushing the Milwaukee Mob confused others, who did not understand how the Outfit was over Milwaukee so being confused did not care
  3. No push at the beginning, should had had between 5-7 ready to go in buying from the list of perks from what I understand a very standard kick off event for many crowd funding efforts a BIG mistake on my part.
  4. Fan base age, what was a big shocker is seeing no traction I had others look at my Indie Go Go project to see what was wrong with it if anything.  Shock came when one of then a young man of about 25 who likes Mob shows said that he had no idea of what the word surveillance met… That was wild is the population becoming that dumb ?

Even with over 250,000 to have seen the tweets on the project less then 1% took the time to see the information, speaks to the idea that most rather see a rerun of Casino or Good Fellows then a documentary I get that with so many just being very very slow and uninteresting.

Again learned a lot paid attention to what I was being told taking that into mind as we plan other ideas

 

Well the results are in the fans have spoken Mafia Documentaries have little love

Well the results are in the fans have spoken, there is 0 backing for either Milwaukee Mob Editors Cut or Milwaukee Mob Frank Goes to Vegas, with so little backing on the Indie Go Go tells me that to go ahead with either project at this time would be a mistake.
Even after being on a popular Popular Podcast  “Uncle Frank’s Place”, a Statewide Radio Show out of Janesville WI, a few free ads given to us by our pals on the Web  and well over 150,000 reached on Twitter there no interest. The numbers tell us that less then 20 saw the Indie Go Go page.
We could debate the why, that’s  just crying in my beer, instead after talking with others , going to doing a Live Action Web series and using Machinima for another. Many actors from an earlier projects will be uses (some in both)
We will be using not only fan based low cost bling backing (T Shirts and stickers) as well Ad Sales to fund the efforts.
We do what we do we drive on

 

Our Fund Raiser

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chicago-outfit-blood-in-the-streets/x/75891#/

Our project on Indie Go Go.

As you can see we are looking to raise $9500. to film Milwaukee Mob The Editor’s Cut and Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes to Vegas.

We have a range of “perks” or I like rewards better, to say thanks to the folks to give us money to help make the films.

Take a look and send what you can or tell others about what we are working on doing.

Simply speaking we can not do this with YOUR help.

$5. gets your a sticker, $15. gets you digital copies of both films, a sticker and a shout out on Twitter !

We are counting on YOU!

Milwaukee Mob Film Makers Announce Fund Raising Effort

Milwaukee Mob Film Makers Announce Fund Raising Effort

Racine documentary film makers Wayne Clingman and Jason Love announce the crown sourcing effort to fund upcoming Mafia documentaries on the Mafia in Milwaukee Wi.

As Mr. Clingman explained ” We turn to the fans of our first documentary, The Milwaukee Mob, to help fund our next projects, The Milwaukee Mob the Editor’s Cut and Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes to Vegas, to get the backing of the fans going forward. We will find out if the over 80,000 viewers, on You Tube and Amazon Prime, of our first film; trust us to continue to tell the Story. The adventurers of Frank Balistrieri, how he helped to bring the investments from the Teamster’s Central States Pension Fund to some of the Casinos in Las Vegas. By engaging in the making of the films, on the Indie Go Go page Link here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chicago-outfit-blood-in-the-streets/x/75891#/ our fans can act to help fund the film from a range of actions such as a Twitter Shout Out, buying digital copies of the films or being part of an elite group to have a Sit down over Pizza as Gavin Schmitt, author of Milwaukee Mafia, tells more stories of the Milwaukee Mob and Vegas.

As Wayne went on to say ” The best thing is there is no risk, if the set amount is not raised no one is charged! How can you beat that? ”

For More information contact Mr. Clingman at wclingman@wi.rr.com

Racine WI. Filmmakers To Continue To Explore History of the Mafia in Milwaukee

For Immediate Release
Racine WI. Filmmakers To Continue To Explore History of the Mafia in Milwaukee
Filmmakers Wayne Clingman and Jason Love announce the start of preproduction on the next in the series exploring the history of the Mafia in Southeastern Wisconsin and links to The Las Vegas Skim.
As Mr. Clingman tells it, “many of those who have seen our first film on the Milwaukee Mafia, ” Milwaukee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History ” have expressed an interest in seeing more on this topic. So after much thought we are going to do just that. The first of this effort will be the rerelease of  ” Milwaukee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History ” as an Editor’s Cut where Mr. Love will add content not used in the first release, adding a bit on Felix Anthony “Milwaukee Phil”.
Mr. Clingman goes on to explain “…in the second Film Milwaukee Mob II Frank Balistrieri Goes to Vegas, will tell the story of the alleged role of Frank Balistrieri in the joining of the Mob, The Teamster’s Central States Pension Fund, Fremont Hotel and Casino and the Stardust, as would come out in incitements in Federal Court. You might have seen Casino, the real story is far crazier’
In Milwaukee Mob II we introduce local Mafia Buff Paul Peterson as an on screen spokesmen
Both films are expected to be out by Mid Summer 2019.
For more information on the films and or the fundraising efforts  contact Wayne Clingman at wclingman@wi.rr.com

Lets welcome Paul Peterson

Mr. Peterson will be part of Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes to  Vegas
Paul Peterson is from the Southwest suburbs of Chicago.  He enjoys films about the Italian Mafia because of the epic narratives (with warring families, and all), and because Mafiosi are outlaws who make up a secret society, and seemingly aren’t confined to the same rules that law-abiding citizens are; thus, Mafiosi exist in kind of a dark fantasy world.
In short:  For a film goer who works an average 9-5 job, films about the Italian Mafia allow the viewer to experience being part of a dangerous, but potentially thrilling, world, without having to suffer the real-life consequences.

 

Pre-production starts with a fundraiser

 

The first steps in the pre-production will be a fundraiser on the Indie-Go-Go platform to obtain the money needed to insure the rights needed, pay talent and crew, the numbers are being hammered out  but look to be around $6500-7000 USD.

We will be offering the typical perks such as Stickers-T Shirts- digital copies of the film (s), will also be offering an invitation only gathering to hear stories not in the film but would be of great interest to those interested in the topic by the Wisconsin crime author Gavin Schmitt, who was also part of the first Milwaukee Mob film and be helping us on Milwaukee Mob Part Two Frank Goes to Vegas.

Plan is to offer a low end way for someone to help by donating less then $25.00 to the die hard fan base to eat Pizza and talk Milwaukee Mob with one of the best writers in the field today, Mr. Schmitt.

 

This would insure a great product that the fans on the story of The Mafia in Milwaukee will want to hear will be created.

The film (s) will be placed on Amazon Prime as well as at least two Roku Channels. This will insure maximum exposure to our fan base.

 

The link to the Fundraiser will be of course posted here and the Twitter and Facebook Page

You Tube Demographics

The numbers from You Tube on the Milwaukee Mob Documentary

Our demographics are 97.5% male . Ages: 15.8% are 25-34, 31.9% are 35-44, 25% are 45-54, 19.1% are 55-64, 7.4% are 65+. 69.9% are from the US, 5.3% from United Kingdom, 24.8% other. This is from 59,529 views.
Was posted on You Tube for a total of about 7-8 months.

As you know we also had the show on Prime, sadly the information we received from the third party was not a lot, unsure if this is because Amazon does  not do as good of a job as You Tube, or simply not shared.

We can breakdown some very basic information from the the payments received, of course the more information we have the better of a job we can do in insuring the best film we can create.

We will be asking the third party for as much of as much of a demographic breakdown has he may able to provide us from Amazon.

However the You Tube information is great to have this allows the sharing of the information to others to show we have a reach into a fan base that would buy from advertisers, support sponsors and most impotent watch other Mafia styled content we would create!

We are planing to locate advertisers/ sponsors that are seeking to engage with  a fan base of mostly male under say 65.

Feel that Car dealerships, Crime Writers, Hotel/Casinos would be great fits.

The Plan (subject to contact with real life)

” No plan survives contact with the enemy. ”  Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

“So this is the plan for the production film. ” Wayne Clingman

 

All joking aside we have a plan for the production of the films , late this week should see the launch of the Indie Go Go this is to gather needed funds to pay for the costs of creating the films, from obtaining B-Roll, Stock Footage and obtaining the Freedom of Information Act requests with The FBI and DEA, we may also start the process to get records from The State of Nevada   Gaming Control Board. The last part I have tried before and lets just say wow… .

The Milwaukee Mob Editors Cut will be the easiest to get done with only content to add we may want to bring Gavin Schmidt Author of The Milwaukee Mob to add some background to the tale of Milwaukee Phil.

The Milwaukee Mob II Frank Balistrieri Goes to Vegas will take longer to get out the door since information we plan on obtaining with the FOIA to the above groups will be needed. but by the time the Editor’s cut is done we should have it. 

We can do a lot of the filming during the time we are waiting for the records so it will not be like we are sitting on our hands.

Both “Should be done around 3/2019. Subject to contact …

Why do I make Documentaries?

 

Why do I make Documentaries?
Easy, there are many very interesting stories about the Mafia/Mob that should be told many of them from the S.E. Wisconsin, North East Illinois area.
One of the major players in this is of course Frank Balistrieri even with “The Outfit” having control over what was going on in Milwaukee (and if there is a “Mafia” in Milwaukee its run out of Chicago.) Frank B was far more powerful helping IMHO the Outfit/Kansas City more into the Casinos via the Teamsters pension fund loans.

He deserves more then a few paragraphs in books or stories posted on line. The least I can do is make a few documentaries on him.

I hope I can count on you in to help make this happen.

What motivated me to write this post was I picked up the book The Dark Heat of Hollywood by Douglas Thompson, from my local library and well, in a few works it sucks, from repeating what I see as BS stories to as I read some of the pages almost taking lines by lines from other books, it is what it is and perhaps I should write books right ?  Funny I know better I am a poor writer but I can put together a team of Film Makers.

We need more truthful work done on what I see at least a  part of major American history.