Anthony Baxter - Director/Producer/Writer
Anthony Baxter is a fearless former BBC journalist and award-winning director that Stephen Holden of the New York Times describes as “a filmmaker who refused to be brushed off”. His “monumental” (The Guardian) documentary FLINT (2020) is an unsparing examination of one of the worst man-made disasters in American history. Other films include A Dangerous Game (2014), a searing indictment of the profound ecological and social impact of luxury golf resorts around the world. Baxter’s iconic You’ve Been Trumped (2011), in which a small Scottish community battles against the brash New York developer who would later become the American President, has received a dozen international awards.
Making The Film
I believe the release by Journeyman Pictures of You’ve Been Trumped Too is an important landmark for freedom of speech, independent filmmaking, and, most importantly, the accountability of the rich and powerful. I think most Americans would agree that a person’s wealth should not be allowed to suppress the results of legitimate investigation, especially when he is attempting, through the democratic process, to become the most powerful man in the world. Yet, as revealed in the film, The Trump Organization used police to arrest and harass not only the filmmakers, but also local residents, and their use of legal threats initially made it impossible for Montrose Pictures to distribute You’ve Been Trumped Too. The trials faced by Molly, Michael and Sheila Forbes, as documented in the film, remain a warning to America about what a second Trump Presidency might look like. And their courage and humanity are a symbol of hope for a world looking for something better.