pac522 wrote and asked what the latest is. I started to write a PM, but I'll post it here instead if others want to read it.
Hi again, thanks for checking in on the story. You can post this in the thread if you want to.
The update is -
(a.) Jonathan has come close to releasing the documentary at least two or three times. He built a webpage for it, prepared an e-shop to sell it, announced on Facebook that people should get ready for its imminent release. I took a photo of his promotional page on my iPhone when it was up briefly, before he took it back down (it never went public).
(b.) Jonathan has changed his mind as many times, and (obviously) not released it. The usual routine is that he'll post a few things, build some hype, then disappear, then do an interview with some obscure web blog or podcast where he shrugs his shoulders and says "Yeah, maybe I'll release it". He's done this a few times in the past year.
(c.) Jonathan had continual legal and medical issues, and also relationship issues with his ex. He's made a number of erratic posts about all three topics.
(d.) Jonathan (to a private email address of mine) uploaded a video (private) to Youtube where he was wandering around his house and spent 5 minutes talking to the camera at length, showing off some big soft-drink machine he'd just had delivered to his house, showing the camera the contents of the drink in close-up, and telling the camera that he suspected foreign spies or intelligence or someone spooky was putting chemicals in his drinks machine to drug him and affect his personality. Sadly, I'm not joking about this.
Jonathan also sent me posts where he claimed his girlfriend had been kidnapped and was being sexually abused by her kidnappers, but the police wouldn't listen to him. He tended to intersperse this on Facebook with cheery posts suggesting that someone should make a movie about his life and who do you think should play him, and wouldn't it be cool if Angelina Jolie appeared in the movie etc etc.
The upshot is I've given up. I think John has been harassed. I gather he's had a few problems. His social media presence is sporadic and I suspect few people care about the films anymore. He's developed a pattern of disappearing for months, then saying the films will come out, then disappearing again, then saying the films will come out any day, then asking for money on a GoFundMe (and taking some donations - he took a good amount from me), then disappearing again, etc etc etc.
I think the Pat Sullivan thing - which I think was a huge mistake for him to get involved in, it's done no-one any f**king good whatsoever, including himself, and us - has made him permanently paranoid and messed-up. At this point he's promised the movie so many times (several) and asked for money so many times (at least three times, with no result) that I couldn't recommend anyone get involved - certainly not with any of his requests for funding. He's become way too unreliable, and has never bothered to offer any explanation each time he's asked for cash, then disappeared again. There is a fat IMDB review of the first CORE OF CORRUPTION movie (and I'm not going to bother to re-check if it's still there) that is ostensibly written by some FBI guy who goes into great detail about how Jonathan is a super talented guy and if only he wouldn't hang around supermodels in nightclubs etc. Based on Jonathan's stream-of-consciousness rants on Facebook, I'm pretty sure he wrote it himself, for whatever reason.
This all makes me angry and sad. There are other incidents - several - but that is the gist of it. I'll mention by way of observation that Dylan Avery has remained in the public eye and is finishing another documentary (BLACK AND BLUE, about cop violence). Jonathan claims he's finished multiple parts of his documentary, but he keeps on saying he's moved on, then claims the films will come out, then asks for money to bring them out, then says they'll come out imminently, then he disappears again. Etc etc etc etc etc. Again, I have now completely given up on Jonathan and his films. His story is a huge tar baby that endlessly distracts and sucks time away from research and anything legit. I have pages of Word documents where he's made promise after promise that he'd release new info or release the films. To date, he's released f**k all.
The Pat Sullivan stuff he uncovered is legit and credible - I saw enough of it and researched it a bit to see he wasn't making things up there - but how does it help us with 9/11? He's never bothered to make public the connections he said were inherent, and I could only get tidbits from cryptic conversations - blackmail and the Franklin Scandal, etc. He really should have released his movie years ago, rather than putting him and us through all this.
I do recall that when the Sullivan thing was happening, some Homeland Security guys made it to Colorado, and a few of him had words with him about his movie, put a few things in his ear. Since that point I wonder whether he's started to doubt some of his own research, hey these government guys are okay after all, maybe things aren't so black and white, etc etc. It's a bit of a mess.
Earlier this year - when Jonathan was promising on social media again, for maybe the fifth time, that his film was about to come out - he uploaded some music tracks from the film. So, I've heard the new theme tune and closing credits (plus some incidental music) from ECHOES OF TREASON - it's very good music, very powerful and well chosen and appropriate - but again, where is his film? This was around April or May 2016 or thereabouts. His first missed release date (which he dumped without explanation) was in early 2012, and that was two or three years after some earlier promised release dates, including a big "Here it comes!" page on 911Blogger and some fellow from We Are Change announcing under the Youtube teaser trailer a year or more before that about films two and three being 'released simultaneously'. It's in keeping with Jonathan endlessly teasing and promising but not delivering. Again, I have now given up. Life is too short.
If Jonathan reads this and disagrees with my assessment of how things have transpired, that's fine. He can give everyone the full story if he wants, or release the movies if he thinks they really are coming out. For my part I paid for his movies twice - once the same time when everybody was pre-ordering his DVD's, and a second time ($100) when he put up a fundraiser a year or more ago and asked for more money. ("Now it is time to tell the whole story"). He withdrew the latter fundraiser without explanation, just like he's never bothered to give an explanation each time he's announced the film (as he did on Facebook early last year) then not followed up with anything happening. That's on him, not on me, and again, I'm moving on.
I have seen some new 9/11 research in recent months from other sources - some good stuff that will be fresh to even veteran researchers - but I know it is still being put together and won't make any predictions as to when it will appear. People should just hang in there and keep an eye on the research scene, a few more puzzle pieces I suspect will be joined over the next year or two. I've seen a couple of tidbits that made me raise my eyebrows, and made me look again at some names that have been in the background all the while. But I think I've finished following Jonathan's saga. I can see the same cycle repeating 2, 3, 4 years from now, with Jonathan making cryptic posts, then promising his movie was imminent, then changing the subject, then asking for money, then disappearing, then reappearing and poo-poohing the notion of his movie coming out, but if only you knew what I knew, etc etc. Enough. It's more than enough. Life is too short, we've wasted way too much time giving Jonathan attention, he's wasted too much of our time making promises that he throws away without explanation, and I am moving on for good.