Warlocks Rising Spin

July 25, 2013

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It doesn’t look like Warlocks Rising, the Discovery Channel “reality” show about the motorcycle club headquartered in Orlando, will be renewed. Last week about 713,000 viewers tuned in. That was still an estimated 14,000 more viewers than watched Philly Throttle, the show that follows Warlocks on Discovery but neither show is exactly a ratings hit.

It is, however, interesting to some people who read this page. Producer Cameron Casey talked about the show with The Aging Rebel a couple of weeks ago and clearly regretted that experience. But that didn’t stop him from giving another interview last week to entertainment industry netzine StudioDaily.

In that interview Casey explains that the show was conceived when his producing partner, Stuart Schonfeld, met some Warlocks at a wedding. That meeting led to a conversation about a documentary film which eventually evolved into what Casey calls a “docu-reality” television show. “Stuart, working with Shotgun, Troy and Slob, also put together a core group of people from the Warlocks that would eventually become the people you see featured in the show,” Casey explains.

Casey uses the word “trust” many times in the interview and makes a point to describe the men in the club as “proud, patriotic Americans”

“Both Stuart and I put our names and reputations on the line to ensure they got their story told the way they wanted it told,” Casey says. “It’s still a sensitive thing. A lot of members of the club weren’t very accepting of this show. They were against us from the start. They feel really strongly about their patch, and don’t want a bunch of Hollywood TV guys exploiting their patch. These guys fought hard to get where they are. Frankly, I understand it and I respect it.”

Casey was so impressed with the Warlocks that he is now talking about a show featuring “the East Bay Dragons. It’s the biggest and oldest black bike club in the country. They’ve been around since the early 1950s. They’re an amazing club with a history that’s unbelievable.”

If you want you can read the entire interview here.

 

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26 Responses to “Warlocks Rising Spin”

  1. Austin Says:

    parentheses are your first clue Bud. That’s where a real good detective would start.

  2. ex W Says:

    Well i’m glad the bullshit is over, any one of us thats been or is with a 1% club knows this shit should of NEVER happened. “OUR BUISNESS IS NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUISNESS” ….let it go back to the right way………. WFFW

  3. Budweiser Says:

    Rebel- Is that an original? If not who said it or where is it from? And yes, “Bill” I googled it and saw it is most of it is in a Steve Earle song.

  4. Rebel Says:

    Dear Budweiser,

    “Those of you who live through me
    would lock me up and throw away the key.
    But I’m alright.”

    Rebel

  5. Road Whore Says:

    @ Budweiser

    You may be right…but, the public (who believes everything they see on TV and on the Internet, in print news, etc.) may also think that every MC is an ultra-violent organized gun running syndicate. I think most people would probably be sorely disappointed to hang around most MCs and discover that life can be banal or even boring at times.

    If SOA has done anything it has helped to shed some light on how totally corrupt “law enforcement” is.

    I’m in the process of reading Rebel’s “Out Bad,” and he has portrayed the most honest view, history, “inside look,” etc., of MCs available. I highly recommend it and will post a review when I’m done reading.

    http://www.amazon.com/Out-Bad-Donald-Charles-Davis/dp/1467950831/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375443351&sr=1-1&keywords=out+bad

  6. Budweiser Says:

    JJRyder- “Sons of Anarchy” has not increased the public’s hatred of bikers or clubs. If anything, it has had the opposite effect. SOA has increased the public’s fascination with bikers.

  7. JJRyder Says:

    Both Stuart and I put our names and reputations on the line to ensure they got their story told the way they wanted it told,??????

    every single word spoken in the show is scripted bullshit … you seriously believe that the warlocks are committing crimes on camera ? Stealing bar equipment , prostitution , breaking and entering , and starting an illegal moonshine business … jesus christ it’s a god damn embarrassment

    in a time when shows like SOA has increased the publics hatred for the average biker … this show does nothing but fuel the fire and mis inform people about what wearing a patch is really all about

  8. Rahlow Says:

    “Yeah, a lot of guys I know still feel that way. The ones that want their pic spread around just make more noise”.

    Doc, most every patch has had his pic made so many times by the ABC’s, maybe they’ve just gotten used to it.

    Respects

  9. Grumpy Says:

    Maybe he (Slob) has another $50,000.00 buried in the yard for emergencys.

  10. Rashomon Says:

    The implication was that his past life had caught up with him – maybe in his past life he was a crappy electrician.

  11. slycechyx Says:

    Was it firebombed or was it just an accident?

  12. PigPen Says:

    it was the laffin devils. they are trying to send a message, brandon sharpe is finally starting a chapter in florida.

  13. Budweiser Says:

    So I guess we won’t get to see who bombed Slob’s house in the last episode?

  14. TigGirl Says:

    I am a video producer by trade. When I retire, I hope to produce documentaries about the lives we lead…Real documentaries. Hopefully the fucktards won’t ruin all trust toward anybody with a video camera & skills in documentary fim making. Regardless, I’m not gonna give up my dream of showing the world the honesty, respect and honor that makes this world uniquely ours.

    Tig

  15. Docb Says:

    @sherides
    Quote:Does anyone else remember a time when most patch holders didn’t even want their photos taken?

    Yeah, a lot of guys I know still feel that way. The ones that want their pic spread around just make more noise.

    r\
    Doc

  16. Road Whore Says:

    @ sherides

    Yes, I remember such a time…but now we (in the generic sense) ARE the social network…everybody has to post every tiny detail of their lives, every moment of every day, for others to see or hear or read about. I guess since it’s become the norm (god help us) that it’s easy to get caught up in it.

    And maybe (with all due respect to the Warlocks) just maybe they thought that doing this series would make an (unjustly) fearful public look at them and think, “Hey! These guys are just like me!” But I don’t think it’s worked.

    A documentary I’d like to see would highlight each member’s lives, service records, contributions to society, etc., and then stress that one of their core beliefs is living free without governmental/police state domination and control, maybe with a reference to New Hampshire’s “Live Free Or Die” motto and to get people to realize that these guys are, in fact, an exact corollary to the patriots that rebelled against their mother state and fought for and founded our country.

    But with the media’s desire for emphasis on sound bites, the melodramatic, and plain stupidity over quality…probably, sadly, ain’t gonna happen.

  17. Drifter Says:

    @sherides; heck yeah….

  18. sherides Says:

    Does anyone else remember a time when most patch holders didn’t even want their photos taken?

  19. Budweiser Says:

    According to the article, the East Bay Dragons love the show and contacted Casey about telling their story. The East Bay Dragons consulted with Kurt Sutter and crew about the “Grim Bastards” story line in SOA. I could definitely see this show happening.

  20. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    I am with Paladin, I desperately hope that the East Bay Dragons tell Dickscovery to FUCK OFF.

    YYZ Skinhead

  21. Freeman Says:

    @ Phuquehed

    Nope! looks like consanguinity is involved,genetic code is too close to the source, kinda like the bastard stepchilds two cousins had, and the fuckers reproduced themselves.

    But they are good at branding stuff and coming up with new names for it, like duck-ur-reality, wait… alot of people are buying into this shit…could this mean there is a shitload of consanguineous bastard stepchilds out here?

  22. PigPen Says:

    nah, he isn’t a fucktard my man, he is a slimy, self serving, opportunistic sleazebag used car sales man. if he can get commission and ratings, he would air his mother running a train in riker’s island correctional. hey mom, i respect you, and i understand your position, now go ahead and make sure i can see your face while you gobble some cock. he couldn’t give two squirts about anyone’s patch, but he is smart enough to know that because of SOA, people are now jumping on the MC world. it has a new popularity with yups, rubs, housewives, teenagers, cops, shit even we are watching it.
    this douche bag has no concept of respect, but he knows he has money in his wallet because of the show he is pumping out.

  23. Rahlow Says:

    “They feel really strongly about their patch, and don’t want a bunch of Hollywood TV guys exploiting their patch. These guys fought hard to get where they are. Frankly, I understand it and I respect it.”
    If what he “sold” them is what made it “on air” that is what determines if he has any respect. …..

  24. Phuquehed Says:

    Is there *anyone* in the hollywood business that *isn’t* a fucktard?

  25. Paladin Says:

    Hopefully, the East Bay Dragons will take a look at Warlocks Rising, and tell Casey to pound sand.

    Long May You Ride,

    Paladin

  26. Sin cal Says:

    This asshole is full of shit. I read the other article and it was cover his ass mode.

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