The Dark Side of Disney is an unauthorized feature-length documentary film that examines what happens when Disney fans take their obsessions to the extreme.
In 2005, filmmaker Philip B. Swift and his mother scattered his grandmother's ashes in the moat around Cinderella castle in the Magic Kingdom. It's that event that sends him on a journey to discover other Disney fans who may have pushed the envelope in their desire to experience the darker side of the Disney theme parks.
"Disney Gangs", urban explorers, podcasters, drug abusers, even the filmmaker's own mother, they're all part of The Dark Side of Disney.
The film is also inspired by Leonard Kinsey's bestselling travel guide. Everything from scams to save you money at the park, tricks on how to experience it from a more "adult" perspective, and tips about sex, alcohol, drugs, and rock and roll, are all investigated in the film.
August 16, 2015
Philip B. Swift
The Dark Side of Disney - A Documentary Film - Teaser Philip Swift