Film features exclusive interviews with Senator John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Michael McFaul, Evan McMullin, John Podesta, and more.
Super LTD today announced it has acquired ACTIVE MEASURES, a film from director Jack Bryan that details a decades long connection between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, including shocking new reporting on Trump’s dealings with Russian mob figures, and expert analysis on the largest and most effectively executed espionage operation in history—Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election. The film made its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs, and will be released on August 31, day and date with exclusive theatrical engagements in New York and Los Angeles and on digital platforms.
Active Measures is a Soviet term for the actions of political warfare conducted by the Soviet and Russian security services to influence the course of world events, in addition to collecting intelligence and producing “a politically correct” assessment of it.
In ACTIVE MEASURES, Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladmir Putin to disrupt, influence, and ultimately control world events, democratic nations through cyber attacks, propaganda campaigns, and corruption. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. Unravelling the true depth and scope of “the Russia story,” as we have come to know it, it is a jarring reminder that some conspiracies hide in plain sight. ACTIVE MEASURES is essential viewing in today’s world.
Essential viewing mainly so that people can get a better understanding at how the world works in real time and not finding out about it ten years after. The really interesting thing about Trump collusion is not that it happened but rather they got caught and how election interference will have to alter in the future to avoid detection. Keep in mind that election interference has occurred since the first election and will always, always exist. The fact that folks get busted is the news – not that it occurs.
A quick look at US Political history would likely find strong evidence of powerful Brits interfering in US elections since the revolution and today – they’re just much better at keeping it secret. Likewise, the US has done the same in numerous countries – will continue to do so. Ironically, we don’t understand how a country’s populace that generally turns a blind eye to Gerrymandering, Voter Suppression and Super PACs would be surprised if the tables were turned on them. Its the game that everyone plays and its unsportsmanlike to cry out only when you get fouled. Bullies cry loudest when they get hit so no one should be surprised about any of this – that it happened, that the US political system will feel violated for the same things they support and will, in turn, seek retribution at a higher cost than the original violation. Whether you will find out about the US retribution response in real time is unlikely and it will not be covered in the mainstream media anytime soon.
The film features original interviews with experts on Russia and Putin, including: Senator John McCain, Hillary Clinton, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Steven Hall (former CIA Chief of Russia Operations), author Michael Isikoff, John Podesta (Chair, Hillary for America, Founder, Center for American Progress), Jeremy Bash (former CIA Chief of Staff and Pentagon Chief of Staff), James Woolsey (former CIA director), Evan McMullin (2016 Presidential candidate), and many more. Produced by Shooting Films’ Bryan, Laura DuBois, and Marley Clements, ACTIVE MEASURES was co-written by Bryan and Clements.
“When we embarked on this project we thought we’d find a scandal but what we uncovered was the greatest threat to democracy in almost a century. It is impossible to understand what is happening today unless you know how it started and why. Once you do the news becomes terrifyingly predictable,” said director Jack Bryan.
The deal was negotiated by Super LTD and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
Super LTD is a boutique film distribution company and incubator focused on films and release strategies that seize upon the political and cultural moment. Its debut film was Anthony Bourdain’sWASTED: THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE.