Residents of a small, rural Arizona town are besieged by fears over chemtrails. Sound familiar? It's the plot of a new movie that makes a star out of the conspiracy theory that's enjoyed recent exposure in Mohave County.
The “Poison Sky Movie,” a drama about a chemtrails conspiracy, was partially filmed in Prescott and may feature clips from a recent hearing held in Kingman by state. Sen. Kelli Ward.
Steve Wargo, the movie's writer and director, brought a crew with him to film June's public forum at the Mohave County administration building. The forum was hosted by Ward, who invited officials with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to address public concerns over the vapor trails so commonly seen over Mohave County skies. More commonly called condensation trails, or contrails for short, the vapor clouds are left behind by passing planes. But conspiracy theorists believe there's something more going on with many blaming the government for purposefully dumping chemical elements on an unsuspecting population.
Scenes from the forum may be included in the final cut of the film, Wargo said. He said the movie, which stars Kevin Sorbo of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” TV show fame, is about 90 percent complete. He said he will ask permission of any individuals used in the movie.
Ward doesn't have any qualms over Wargo filming during the meeting.
“There's plenty of fictional movies that utilize real clips, she said. “They didn't ask permission to use me in the film, but it was a public meeting. I guess they can use whatever they want.”
Wargo, who is based out of Tempe, said no actors were placed in the audience during Ward’s forum.
In 2001, Wargo wrote the screenplay for Poison Sky Movie, but he put the movie on the shelf 10 years because of a low budget and negative feedback.
But with more chemtrails headlines and more people believing in the chemtrails conspiracy, he decided it was time to make the movie.
“What we're doing is a dramatic film, not a documentary, Wargo said. “What we hope to convey to the public is doctors dismiss (chemtrails), and the government or whoever is behind this is not being honest. I just want people to look up in the sky and see that it's not like it used to be.”
Wargo said he is working with a $45,000 budget and his most recognizable star is Sorbo, who plays a wealthy Norwegian shipping magnate who sells chemicals to the U.S. Government.
He hopes to complete filming in August, and he has one last major scene to shoot, which will involve a C-130 military airplane.
To learn more about the movie go to Poisonskymovie.com.
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