Sunday, January 08, 2012

Wanted: Obscure films and photos of Dick Cheney

Cheney in his most famous role as grumpy old right-winger
Noted filmmaker R.J. Cutler is doing a movie about former Republican Veep and war criminal Dick Cheney. He seeks footage from Dick's years as a callow Wyoming youth.

Let’s see if we can come up with photos of Dick Cheney in a tutu. Or a young Dick torturing a kitten. Or lost footage of Cheney volunteering for the draft and slogging through a Southeast Asia rice paddy (he was so eager to send our children to Southwest Asia to slog through the desert). 

This comes from the Casper Star-Trib (via the Billings Gazette):
Starting in December, Cutler's Hollywood-based production company, Actual Reality Pictures, placed ads in the Casper Star-Tribune asking for film footage or photographs of Cheney, who lived in Wyoming during his teen years, attended the University of Wyoming, and represented the state in Congress from 1979 to 1989. 
Ryan Gallagher, an associate producer at Actual Reality, said the company is looking for footage that they wouldn't be able to find in government archives or purchase from stock film companies.  
"You look for as much exclusive and unknown footage that you can," Gallagher said. "Maybe somebody has a home video somewhere that we haven't heard about and that we'd just like to see."  
So far, Gallagher said his company hasn't gotten much response.  
The Cheney documentary is scheduled to air on Showtime sometime next fall, Gallagher said. Gallagher said it's "premature" to give details about what the documentary will be about, as they're just now starting to work on the film.  
Cutler is best-known for documentaries such as the Oscar-nominated "The War Room," which chronicled Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, and "American High," an Emmy-winning film about the lives of high school students in suburban Chicago. 
Anyone interested in submitting pictures or film of Cheney can contact Actual Reality Pictures at 213-534-3970 or


Anonymous said...

"Showtime making documentary about Dick Cheney"

Would Showtime do an accurate portrait from a Wyoming liberal's point of view? Should we gather up all the protest pictures from every visit he ever made to Laramie?

Michael Shay said...

What are you talking about? Are you equating a few protesters' signs to a man who is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Iraqi women and children?

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking more along the lines of the 100+ member welcoming committee that always showed up to greet him each time.

And that Showtime, in its corporate glory, isn't interested in our message.


Michael Shay said...

Who, pray tell, made up the welcoming committee? Energy company lobbyists? Corporate shills? Dick Cheney's fellow war profiteers?

Anonymous said...

Naw, just the regular citizens of Laramie. --n.