There’s an Indiegogo out there trying to get money to make a film about the sinking of the Bounty replica. It’s called ‘The Rescue of the Bounty’.
Don’t support it.
The survivors that I know personally are not happy about it.
Not a single sailor out of all the Bounties I know trusts this project.
Or the book the film is supposed to be based on, which is full of errors, omissions, and was written in a rush to publish.
Not a single person actually involved with the Bounty is involved with the project, last I checked.
The authors of the fundraiser have misspelled the name and surname of one of the victims, which is reason enough to side-eye them.
The author of the book has been quite insensitive in replying to concerned crewmembers, and does not seem to even acknowledge that his approach could be inappropriate, or that it will open up old wounds. He’s basically shrugging and saying ‘well people make movies about tragedies all the time.’
That’s true. But if that’s your explanation of why you’re doing it when a crewmember challenges you, then you’ve got no business doing it at all.
This has all the red flags of an exploitative, quick cash bandwagon driven by people who exhibit none of the tact and cautiousness necessary to approach a tragedy so fresh.
The description is littered with dramatic catchphrases that make me feel sick to my stomach, because they’re all empty. There’s no heart in this, no soul behind this project.
Please, don’t support it.
A former Bountie.