A Montrose film-maker’s documentary on Donald Trump will be made available to millions of US voters ahead of the presidential election.
You’ve Been Trumped Too – which premiered in the shadow of Trump Tower in New York on Friday will now be distributed across the US after a crowdfunding campaign smashed its $75,000 target.
Anthony Baxter from Montrose Pictures said: “We’re delighted. People have been so supportive and generous. It’s overwhelming.
“I’ve always thought that the Scottish story and the Menie Estate story is a microcosm of what could be unleashed on the world if Trump was ever in such a powerful position, and had the most powerful job in the world.”
The $75,000 raised means the documentary will now be shown either on television or free of charge online in America.
The money will be used for distribution, publicity, advertising and legal costs.
Trump’s camp have issued a statement rubbishing claims are made by 92-year-old Molly Forbes in the film.
You’ve Been Trumped Too tells the story of widow Molly who Trump threatened with legal action after she refused to sell her property for his luxury golf course.
The film then follows Molly’s son Michael Forbes – who Trump previously branded “a pig” – to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attempts to find out why Americans are backing the man he blames for his family’s misfortune.
The billionaire businessman previously tried to stop the BBC screening Anthony Baxter’s first film You’ve Been Trumped about the effect the property magnate’s golf course development in Aberdeenshire had on locals.
— Anthony Baxter (@antbaxter) October 29, 2016
After Trump announced he was running for President, the Montrose film-maker returned to Balmedie to find that residents were still having problems as a result of the luxury development.
A spokeswoman for Trump International Golf Links said: “We have not seen the so-called film and have no interest in it.
“Anthony Baxter is not a credible journalist or filmmaker. He has no interest in the facts or the people of north east Scotland.
“He has propagated lies and nonsense about the company for years in an attempt to make a name for himself off the back of Trump.
“We operate a highly acclaimed, five-star golf resort and enjoy a great relationship with the local community and all of our neighbours with the exception of a few who have fought the project since its inception.”
Donald Trump branded Mr Baxter’s original You’ve Been Trumped as “a failure” but the film won a dozen international awards at leading film festivals worldwide and was named documentary of the year by leading film critic Mark Kermode.
You’ve Been Trumped Too will also be screened at DCA from Fri until Monday, November 7.