The filmmakers of Not Evil Just Wrong and Fracknation Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have announced their next project: a TV movie about America's most horrifying serial killer Kermit Gosnell.
Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is America's worst serial killer, yet hardly anyone knows who he is. Although he was convicted of murdering three babies last year, it is suspected he killed thousands of live, viable children throughout the course of his decades long career in Philadelphia. During his trial, seats for media were left unfilled and empty. Unlike their previous projects, this film won't be a documentary, but instead a scripted movie based on real life Grand Jury testimony with actors to tell the Gosnell story. McElhinney and McAleer's goal is to hire the best writers, actors and directors to get the job done.
Over the weekend the dynamic duo, along with journalist Magdalena Segieda, launched a historic crowd-sourcing campaign to fund the film, Gosnell, through Indiegogo.
Today we are launching the biggest ever crowd funding campaign to make a TV movie about the serial killer, abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell.
Gosnell is serving several life sentences but the media basically ignored his crimes and his trial. They ignored the facts that emerged from the trial, like the fact that the babies he murdered suffered terribly.
The mainstream media or Hollywood don't think this is a story. Even though Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy combined. In a 30 year killing spree, it is thought he killed 1000s of babies. And that wasn't a national story?
The biggest crowd-funded movie in history is the teen detective story Veronica Mars, which raised $5.7 million prior to production after asking for $2.1 million. McElhinney, McAleer and Segieda think the Gosnell story is much more important so they're asking for $2.1 million and hoping to break the record.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the crowd sourcing was originally going to be done through Kickstarter but the company tried to censor parts of the project.
McAleer was set to use Kickstarter again for Gosnell, but the firm wanted several changes to the text of the fundraising pitch and, in the end, attached a disclaimer to the project’s letter of acceptance warning that if anything “objectionable” were added the project would be removed. McAleer sent a sternly worded letter to Kickstarter accusing it of “censorship” and moved the campaign for Gosnell to IndieGoGo. Kickstarter says the disclaimer is standard procedure.
History should not move forward without the Gosnell horror story well-documented. If you're interested in donating to make this film happen, you can do so at GosnellMovie.com.