ANGRY DIRECTOR SCOTT FOSTER, HOPES TO TAKE REVENGE ON LOCAL FILM FESTIVALS FOR NOT HAVING CHOSEN HIS FILM – WANS TO KILL HOMELESS CATS – ANNOUNCES HE IS STRAIGHT
UPDATE: GUESS WHO WON…
Today I read an article which gave insight in to some of your plans if elected Mayor or Kingston, ON, that I found disappointing, vindictive and, left me unsettled.
Let’s begin with something light. You said “I would indicate that I will be criticizing the Reelout film festival for one of its films, … I do not think that municipal funding for the arts should be used to promote any type of pornography. I am also going to be similarly critical of some of the films shown by the Slimebone City and the Kingston Canadian Film festival. I am not pleased to see films that depict child abuse, torture, excessive profanity, and pornography in arts festivals that are supported with municipal funding. It’s not a matter of censorship; it’s ethics. I’d point out that, in producing my own film, (based largely on the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), I purposely removed the scene where Mr. Hyde tramples a child, (obvious child abuse to inspire horror and loathing). I am more conservative in my views on arts funding and the display of art to the public.”
I am sorry you have ill feelings towards the Slimebone committee (which I was on) for not choosing your “Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” film. It was not a masterpiece. It is bad and that is why it didn’t get in. When you censored the scene from your film, which you felt was too violent, it my not have been the greatest decision as a director. Perhaps leaving it in was the right thing to do. But, let us be honest. You took an existing silent film and deleted scenes from it and, added in voice-overs. You dismantled the heart of the film and gave us nothing to care about, discuss or be horrified of.
Rest assured, your grievances were made clear when you plastered downtown Kingston with your posters (illegally?…) explaining why you were pissed off at Slimebone.
Censorship, Mr. Forster, breeds censorship.You are on a slippery slope.
Let me explain to you what the horror genre is. By definition, a group of films that are intended to horrify the viewer. It allows us to experience our fears, what terrifies us when we are alone at night, things that could happen that we hope never do, and lots of tits and ass.When you aim to censor issues like “child abuse, torture, excessive profanity, and pornography ” you are essentially saying (pick a genre and movie title) won’t live up to YOUR code of ethics, which by being citizens of Kingston we must all abide by? Are we going to be wearing red arm bands too? If so, a violet red matches my skin tone best.
From your bold statement one would presume you took the time to track down and watch every single film we displayed. That is really impressive, thank you! If not, your outrageous claims about the movies played at The Slimebone Festival are premature and not a good trait for a Mayor.
Look, I understand your feelings were hurt when you didn’t make it into the festival. I get it. But, to be so pig-headed to think that you can wipe out Slimbone and other local film festivals because your ego was damaged is the saddest thing any director can do and I truly believe no lover of the arts is pro-censorship and that any media of art outweighs ethics.
Some part of you must love the arts, you thought you made a film. Why not use that and let the arts thrive and not crushing Kingston’s accomplishments like Slimebone, Reelout, Kingston Canadian Film festival? Perhaps next time you enter a film you should write on the case “Running for Mayor in your City – if you don’t choose my film I will close down all film festivals available”
Although you call yourself a Liberal, your views are truly appalling. As I continued to read I felt more and more depressed on your behalf. Why are you using this platform for revenge and other personal issues like clearing up your sexuality? “My liberal views have sometimes led some people to question if I might belong to the LGBT community, (I don’t)“
Did you seriously just come out as being straight?
There are no words….
I learned about your plans to support our LGBT community, which is by doing nothing. Actually, it is less than nothing “… If elected…I would indicate that I will be criticizing the Reelout film festival for one of its films…”
I truly hope you explain your ethics surrounding LGBT issues very clearly to us Kingstonians because we are a city that is proud to accept everyone and hope to grow and prosper in that direction. You should go check out Reelout Office. It’s really friendly and in a beautiful downtown Church.
The further I investigated, the more horrific comments made by you gave me chills. Your explanation of why we should kill off homeless cats siting “Lyme disease” as a solid reason made my stomach turn. “Unfortunately, there are too many healthy and domesticated cats that aren’t adopted from the shelters; so, rather than spend additional resources and funds to heal and rehabilitate feral cats, they should be painlessly euthanized” Are you F…..G serious? I’m starting to believe you could be a serial killer. I’ve watched Dexter – I know what to look for and you are fitting the bill in my eyes. Above and beyond the cat killing Mr. Foster does have one animal that is close to his shriveled heart “Lastly, I would like to see more martin-houses and bat-boxes placed around municipal properties…” …And turtles.
As absolutely terrifying as you might be Mr.Foster, your film was weak, that is why you didn’t make it in to the festival. If you would like, you can send me a copy and I will personally review it on IAMGEEKER and let you know where else you missed the mark and how to better your craft. My opinion of you is that you are a farce. Someone who is running for Mayor on his own unsettling agenda. A crusty right-winged movie-burglar in a sparkly rainbow coloured liberal’s skin. I sincerely hope you seek therapy.