Gothamist spoke with the artists behind All Seeing Trump:
Did you make it yourself or did you have to get an outside company? We started looking into it, once we came up with the concept, and we immediately started talking to various people, some friends of ours who are kind of in the film/television industry production side and pretty quickly found the company that actually makes these things, the actual Zoltar machines that you’ll see at Pier 39 [in San Francisco] or Coney Island, called Characters Unlimited. They’re in Nevada.
Who does the voice? The voice is Anthony Atamanuik. He’s been doing these debates with another guy that does Bernie [Sanders].
His impersonation is so good. It got into in my head yesterday, some combination of the real Donald Trump and the All-Seeing Trump became a voice in my head and I was thinking in that voice all day. You relate? We had to get so deep into the cadence and the tone and the verbiage and the language of Donald Trump. One of the scariest things was actually sitting down and watching full Donald Trump rallies, not just the soundbites that most of us hear but actually sitting down and watching a 45-minute rambling, incoherent speech, if you can call it a speech. It sounded like a drunk man sitting on a bar stool next to you or something.
The funny thing is when we were writing the dialogue for this machine we realized that some of the things he said are actually crazier than the things we were writing. He kept out-crazying us, so we had to pivot and create new stories….
And you can sort of tailor them for the location I assume? Yeah, we’ve been doing that. We put a machine in front of a Muslim mosque with misfortunes that had to do with Syria and Isis and Muslim immigrants. We put it in front of Planned Parenthood, and we had a misfortune about shutting down Planned Parenthood. Other ones about calling women dogs. The Supreme Court nominations and things like that that would affect Planned Parenthood’s future