Ladies and gentleworms. I’d like to present this guest post by a former co-writer of DMReporter and an old friend of mine, Paul Huxley…
DM Reporter has since its inception been anonymous. At least hopefully it was, I’m sure with a little digging it would have been easy to discover the person, or persons, behind it. No longer being behind the keyboard at the DMReporter palace of weary outrage I think it’s safe to poke my head above the parapet. Besides I want to flog you something I hope you might like.
A few years ago, back when the news wasn’t so insane that it self-generated satire, this feed was more preoccupied with making bleakly ironic jokes about the state of the world and the media that fed it to us. The focus now is of course to highlight the specific manipulations of our most cherished news outlet, the one that Wikipedia doesn’t allow for citations because it’s not trustworthy enough.
It was during those halcyon days when amusingly improbable headlines still carried some novelty, that I shared the writing duties for DMReporter and was complicit in saturating Twitter with yet more fake news. You have to remember that this was back when fake news was a joke and not a government-sanctioned propaganda initiative. Once I’d run out of jokes, DMReporter was left in the hands of the [PERSON] who started it all and who continue with it today, constantly amazing me with [THEIR] insight into, and resilience to, the modern media faecal deluge.
[PERSON] has graciously allowed me to use this platform to make you all aware of a little film I’ve written called Seepers: A Love Story which has commenced shooting under the steady leadership of director Melanie Gourlay. I describe it as a tasteless horror-tinged comedy set in a post-Brexit wasteland where fuel scarcity has driven people to kidnap and farm humans to extract bio-fuel from them. Imagine that bit in the Matrix where Neo wakes up in the desert of the real with tubes all coming out of him and he’s covered in Swarfega. Only it’s in Sheffield. We’ve been inspired by everything from ‘Bottom’ to ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Pink Flamingos’ and think that it’s going to be pretty good. If not it’s going to be pretty disgusting which more than makes up for it.
So why take the time out to get you guys involved? Seepers: A Love Story is all self-financed and is being made by a talented cast and crew who have waived their usual fees. We’re going to give them sandwiches and hugs and our eternal gratitude. But like gaining access to high ranking government employees, blackmail piccies of you ‘yiffing’* with a constituent and bribes to get your terrible human rights record ignored so you can host a global sporting tournament, some things are worth paying for.
We need you to back our Kickstarter campaign so we can afford some of the more complex special effect sequences we have planned. This is all practical stuff that needs time and skill to pull off.
So if a light-hearted comedy about the exploitation of the weak set against the backdrop of our failing Empire, all wrapped up in an improbable love story that also promises at least one person exploding, then please click through to our Kickstarter page where you’ll find a lot more about this ambitious project. If DMReporter has ever made you laugh, or indeed cry endlessly into the sickly lambent green glow your phone screen, then please consider sending a little love our way.
*look it up. Or don’t actually.
You can find everything you need to know about the project by clicking here: