The Austrian casting agency “Filmfaces” from Vienna-Währing made people sit up and take notice a few days ago with a special advertisement. They are specifically looking for pregnant women, students and elementary school teachers for a new vaccination campaign. Shooting will take place from August 22nd to 24th – so that the propaganda spots can trickle out of all channels in good time in the autumn. Report24 asked the company – and got a rather idiosyncratic answer.
Report24 stands for transparency. Again and again we publish the entire wording of our press inquiries – regardless of whether we get a (meaningful) answer or not. That’s how we handle it in this case. The Viennese agency “Filmfaces” (http://www.filmfaces.at/) sent out to all registered extras and actors to look for students, boy scouts, elementary school teachers and pregnant women. Those who want to film must themselves be vaccinated twice or three times. If you look at various statistics of side effects, this is a particularly “interesting” announcement for a “real” pregnant woman.
There is no indication on Facebook that this is vaccination propaganda
People are lured with alms in the range of 35 euros per half day – only the main actors sometimes receive significantly more money (960 euros, the “real” pregnant woman 200 euros). The enormous sums that flow into production can be roughly imagined based on past advertising measures by the federal states and the federal government. The advertisement via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/filmfaces.agency), where, surprisingly, they “forgot” to name the purpose of the planned films. A tender via Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/filmfaces_agency/) was omitted. Filmfaces is likely to often work in the state-related area, as the advertisements for the climate ticket spots and various ORF productions prove. However, the agency has already worked with Servus TV.
Our unabridged request to the Filmfaces agency
Ladies and Gentlemen
You have sent out a request to extras in your database to take part in a new vaccination campaign.
You probably “forgot” to mention on Facebook what you are looking for children, pregnant women and teachers for.
We will, of course, publicly mention your agency’s role in reporting on this vaccination campaign.
As part of our journalistic duty of care, however, we will ask you the following questions and give you the opportunity to comment on the facts.
- Who is the client of the campaign?
- Are you aware that children and young people do not have any risk from the disease (this is the result of all available international data) – but there is a massive risk from vaccination and even death
- Are you aware that the number of births is declining worldwide but the number of miscarriages and stillbirths is increasing? This since the second half of 2021. There is reason to suspect that this is due to vaccination. The manufacturers of the vaccines have noted in the package insert that there is insufficient data on use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. With such a campaign, if the assumptions are correct, they could make themselves guilty of aiding and abetting mass murder. There is no reason and no evidence to specifically vaccinate pregnant women. Are you doing this on purpose? Have you ever reflected on what you’re doing here? Will the money you make for the production make up for it?
The answer of the agency Filmfaces
The answer came quickly within five minutes, but was short and sweet.
We are allowed to inform you that we act as a pure service company and the decision whether individual people take part in shooting or not is up to you.
We hope to have informed you sufficiently and wish you all the best
The FilmFaces team
Report24 subsequently offered the company the option of publishing further statements.
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On the one hand, we consider it important to provide information about such a situation. On the other hand, it is important for us to point out in the sometimes very heated atmosphere that insults and threats of any kind are not an acceptable style – and of course they can also be sued. If you tell the agency your opinion, please make sure you use polite words and an argument that allows your counterpart to save face and perhaps gives them the opportunity to find out more and to rethink.