Statement on Damion Looney

So I thought i would be able to ignore speaking on this situation and the chaos that erupted in the aftermath of the shocking crime Damion Looney is faced with. The emails and comments are getting hard to control and redundant to reply to. Freedom of speech is something I am all for but in recent days I find that it’s something I have to censor in order to keep things with my brand true to the art I try to create. Saddle Above the Axle was the first time I decided I would and could do this film-making thing. I always said it was an accident that I even made a documentary. I was out learning how to use a camera and camera techniques and playing with the idea of making cinematic style trailers. One day I decided to go to the Wichita Skate Park downtown and shoot footage with this vague idea to make a story about the skatepark. I was shooting and a guy came to me and asked what I was shooting for and if I was a scout. I told him no I am a “filmmaker” looking to do a story on the skatepark. I asked if I could interview him and he had zero problem with it. I took the camera and asked his name  and age and he said “I am Damion Looney 26 years old from Kansas…” From there he told me a story about Continue reading