In 2003 this was the December cover of @timeoutnewyork. At the time I was ambivalent, both as an actor and a self loathing secular half Jewish person, to take such ownership of The Hebrew Hammer and the movement to which it was tied.
But 12 years and several drafts after Jon and I conceived of the sequel--The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler--what began as a slapstick time traveling follow up has recently become more socially and politically relevant then we could've imagined. Or wanted to imagine. Suddenly I find myself owning what cultural Jewishness I often disavowed.
In the last 18 months my twitter mentions have been a queasy balance between calls for the Hammer's resurrection and the most bilious and grotesque anti-Semitic -- anti-American--imagery and hatespeak on which I've ever found my self on the receiving end.
Jon and I decided that now was the time to whip the Hammer out and bring it down.
After being courted by @indiegogo for about a year we decided to raise our financing using a new platform of theirs called equity crowdsourcing--which gives contributors to the campaign a financial interest in the success of the film.
Now many--some of you--have been very excited by the prospect of a new Hammer film but ambivalent about divulging some information more personal than a conventional crowdsourcing campaign. I can't say I begrudge you this concern. All I can tell you is that the site has raised millions of dollars and are as legitimate as it gets. If we fail to reach the minimum (100k) we don't keep any of it and may discourage us and others from pursuing this with the same vigor that our initial announcement has inspired.
We have only 40 days (and 40 nights ; ) until the campaign expires and probably until I pull something. If you're interested in joining the Jewish media conspiracy please watch the campaign video and read more about it on the Microventures site (link in bio...not to be confused with the Lincoln bio). If you can't invest please spread the word. If you can't spread the word, please punch a Nazi, and Make America Kosher Again.
Very best, ag
Check out @brucewillisbw and @theadamgoldberg right downstairs from our office at @menottis filming a new Action-Comedy where Bruce Willis plays a Venice Beach Private Investigator.... Pretty awesome... Just another day in Venice 😎 Photo by @mach2point8ent #brucewillis#venicebeach#adamgoldberg
From a couple days ago but in case you didn't know from my twitter this is what's up with me... really excited to be a part of this cast and show. #gravesepix#spencergrammer#adamgoldberg
Dream come true meeting #AdamGoldberg last night at the fundraiser/screening for the sequel to the 2003 cult comedy masterpiece #HebrewHammer , entitled #HebrewHammervsHitler . The original had a huge impact on me and it was so fulfilling to get to ask questions about it in person. Google the crowdfunding/investment campaign and support this noble venture. Let them know you don’t tolerate Nazi scum. ❤️🤘🤩🎬✡️🕎 #Jewsploitation @theadamgoldberg @missjudygreer @jkesselman