Montrose made film provokes Americans

20150928- Anthony Baxter  'Montrose film maker Anthony Baxter pictured on the town's High Street. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.
20150928- Anthony Baxter 'Montrose film maker Anthony Baxter pictured on the town's High Street. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

A timely documentary by a Montrose film maker that seeks to illuminate the flip side to Donald Trump has been well received by Americans.

The Scottish-made film also had a big audience and great response when it was shown on BBC4 last week, September on 30.

Anthony Baxter, who made the documentary in his Montrose studio, said he had appeared subsequently on BBC breakfast TV to speak about several points he made in the film ‘Dark Side of the Green’.

The film illustrates the problem some communities around the world have with billionaire developers wishing to hijack rivers or water systems in order to build prestige golf resorts.

The message from the film is that in otherwise arid areas, these people, Trump included, think re-routing rivers or buying the precious water supply from up-river settlements is a reasonable exchange for developing prime land as golf courses for the rich.

It also shows that the Scottish example, Menie in Aberdeenshire, is no different.

Anthony said: “I’ve had 100s of emails since it was on TV. People say they had no idea this was going on.

“Americans are finally able to see Donald Trump for the man he really is.”

Anthony says the film shows that Donald Trump has no concern for at least two of his neighbours who he left without a water supply.

He told us he is keen to educate the American voting public that Trump often fails to deliver on his promises.

Anthony added: “This film is the first and probably only film to enlighten the US in just what the man is capable of.

“My first film ‘You’ve been Trumped’ is due to be re-released in cinemas across America and we have suggested the BBC run it again.

“During GOP debates a group who call themselves ‘Trump emergency.com’ have asked me if they can use the film to screen free online while the debates are running.”

Anthony hopes to show the full 95 minute film ‘A dangerous Game’, which includes footage shot on Montrose Golf Links, as a fundraiser for the Montrose Playhouse Project.