Studio Left Clueless On Its Credit For Trump’s ‘Movie Trailer’ For Kim Jong-Un

Video screenshot via The White House

The world might describe the Trump-Kim summit as a truly surreal event—who knew the two leaders would make great characters in sitcoms like The Office?

The event’s strangeness is perpetuated by the fact that the White House created a mock Hollywood-style movie trailer, translated in both English and Korean, that campaigned for the duo’s alliance. “The past doesn’t have to be the future. Out of the darkness can come the light, and the light of hope can burn bright,” its narrator reads.

There’s one more bizarre fact to come out of the meeting: the White House credited a certain Destiny Pictures for creating the film, and it’s always good to name the people behind your creative projects—but the real Destiny Studios claims to not have been a part of it.

“I had nothing to do with it!!!” Mark Castaldo, founder of Destiny Pictures, told The Blast in an interview.

“It’s not something I would have done or wanted to have been a part of.”

When asked why he thought his company’s name was used, Castaldo deduced that Trump wanted an auspicious title to portray a positive future shared by the US and North Korea.

Destiny Pictures’ tagline is arguably just as dramatic as the trailer, though. The header on its website reads, “Dreams are like stars. You may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.”

The independent studio has won a number of awards and boasts some big names as its clientele—but the White House is apparently not one of them.

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This is the video President Trump shared with Chairman Kim at the historical Singapore Summit….

Posted by The White House on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Video screenshot via The White House

Now we’re trying 2 find out why they used my company name "Destiny Pictures" within it. Crazzzzy day…

— Mark Castaldo (@DestinyPictures) June 13, 2018

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Studio Left Clueless On Its Credit For Trump’s ‘Movie Trailer’ For Kim Jong-Un

June 13, 2018 at 04:26AM
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