Dallas VideoFest 28: Rodney Gray – THE HOAX

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Gadi Elkon of Selig Films News interviews filmmaker Rodney Gray about his film, The HOAX


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The HOAX Documentary Website Update

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Producer/Director, Rodney Gray, during production of The HOAX.

The HOAX Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS2H9DoCTsU

Greetings all!

The HOAX, has been submitted to two film festivals with more festival submissions to follow. Yes, like I mentioned in a previous post on Facebook, “thanks so much for all your patience. I know this has been a long wait and I greatly appreciate your enduring support.”

Along with the early submissions to film festivals, I’ve updated this project and posted a trailer (see link above) on the movie data base: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2497618/combined

During this year, I plan to provide more updates on The HOAX; especially when this project is accepted into a film festival or any news articles/blogs are published (About this film or any major HOA scandals that arise from time to time). I also plan to post more trivia and controversial stories on the movie data base which occurred during the research and production of this feature documentary.

Feel free to post your comments here and ask your friends to “like,” our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehoaxfilm?ref=hl

Best always,

Rodney Gray, Producer & Director of The HOAX

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Animation & Titles are Complete!

We’re proud to announce that after much work, the visual animation and all titles were completed for The Hoax this week!

The original musical score is well under way, and we’ll post some preview clips soon.

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Production Update

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Hello all. Hope you’re doing well.

Right now The HOAX is in its final stages of post production with a few minor edits and the addition of some graphics, animations and a potential music score. This film is also being thoroughly reviewed by an entertainment attorney which will include a few more meetings and paper work.

Sorry for all the delays with keeping everyone updated. This week I am headed back to Ogden, Utah from Dallas, TX for a temporary work assignment before my big move to Austin at the end of the year.

Additional updates will follow shortly.

FYI: I see our good buddy, John Carona, CEO of homeowners’ association (HOA) management company Associations, Inc. (Associa), the largest HOA management company in the USA, was just voted out of the Texas State Senate after serving 24 years in the legislature:

Huffines narrowly wins nailbiter and ends Carona’s long Legislative career



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THE HOAX Director Rodney Gray Appears “On the Commons” Radio Show

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Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.

Proponents of HOAs will have us believe that every horror story, every abusive board, every corrupt manager is just “an isolated incident”.

If something happens once one could argue that it is an isolated incident, if it happens twice, you might believe that it is a coincidence but when there is a pattern of abuses and the same stories keep popping up all over the country, year after year after year,  it is clearly a problem.  In the case of HOA abuses, it is a serious problem.

Joining us On The Commons this week is Rodney Gray.  Rodney started out as a stage and screen actor and with college degrees in film and business,  making documentaries was a natural transition for him.  With several awards for acting and producing short documentaries, Rodney produced a documentary on the “patterns of abuse” in HOAs called The Hoax.

On The Commons is broadcast every Saturday from 2-3 PM ET on Radio Fairfax.  In the Northern Virginia area, On The Commons can be heard on Cox Cable, Channel 37 and Verizon Channel 37.  On Comcast channel 27 in Reston in addition to several more cable channels all across Northern Virginia.  To listen LIVE globally on the internet, go to http://www.radiofairfax.com and click on “Stream Radio Fairfax” and if you are on the go, on your mobile devices,  http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-Fairfax-s24818  The show will be available on http://onthecommons.us/ shortly afterwards.  Please also visit our archives at http://onthecommons.net .

Shu Bartholomew

Host and producer


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The HOAX Screening at the University of North Texas

Come experience an early cut of this independent examination of the abuse of power and lack of regulation in the homeowners’ association (HOA) industry. Years of research and filming have gone into this film by UNT MFA student Rodney Gray.


Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7:00pm (CDT)

University of North Texas
Radio, Television, & Film building (RTFP bldg.)
Room 184
1179 Union Circle
Denton, TX 76203

Admission is free.

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Hope to see you there!


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We will no longer be using the IndieGoGo Website for financial support of The HOAX. However, we will shortly be posting information and a new Web link on our Support page in order to receive donations directly through our fiscal sponsor at Fractured Atlas.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our project in Rounds 1 & 2 at IndieGoGo. Your contributions helped us with transportation, equipment rentals, supplies and artist fees.

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