We are setting a date and time to interview members of both the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate for the documentary (shhh… we not going to tell you who quite yet!).
We are also planing to bring on a member of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture to talk about the subject of the rising of industrial hemp in Wisconsin after 60+ years of being illegal to grow in this state — crazy in itself right?
The interviews should take us a few days to get on tape and edited, but I feel this is so needed to help the public understand what the process is like, and the mindset of the political leadership getting the job done.
When I talk to others more than once, I find out that how laws get made, even at the state level, is not well understood. This needs to be more highlighted.
The legislators we will be talking to have unique issues they are dealing with, especially when compared to, say, some of the general public that is only looking at cannabis use.
The plan as of now is to visit one set in the AM then the other set in the PM. I was planning to get a talking head to do the interviews (due to my own slurred speech due to my stokes), but, after much thought, I’ve decided that the passion I bring to the interviews overcomes my speech issues! But, just to be on the safe side, we will use subtitles to be sure everyone can understand what is being said.
We are hoping to get this project rolling in late May 2018.