The film details the effects of right-wing TV and radio on Senko’s father Frank, who became estranged from his family after he developed new-found political beliefs after he started listening to Rush Limbaugh during long work commutes.
Modine has been active in documentary filmmaking by narrating “Clouds Over Cuba,” Wounded Warrior project “From Ballfields to Battlefields: Stories From Iraq,” PBS’s “Surviving the Dust Bowl” and Al Gore’s “Doubt.”
“Documentary films have the potential to positively alter the way we live our lives; to open our eyes and discover new ways of seeing and understanding the world we share,” Modine said.
Modine will narrate with Senko and co-produce with Adam Rackoff under their Cinco Dedos Peliculas banner.
Senko, who previously co-directed the documentary “The Vanishing City,” raised over $40,000 for “Brainwashing” from nearly 1,000 Kickstarter backers earlier this year. The film was recently awarded a grant from the Roy W. Dean Foundation.
Senko has interviewed Noam Chomsky, George Lakoff, Gabriel Sherman, David Brock and Eric Boehlert for the film. She plans to finish the project in the spring and will then begin showing it at festivals.