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Filmmakers want to make $2.1m ‘true crime’ movie about Kermit Gosnell
LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Ben Johnson

Posted on 03/31/2014 1:56:25 PM PDT by Morgana

HOLLYWOOD, March 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kermit Gosnell's story had a hard time breaking through the national news media filter. Documentary filmmakers are hoping a TV movie will have better luck.

Three journalists who focused on exposing the extreme environmentalist agenda now want to bring the gruesome “house of horrors” story to the screen.

Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, and Magdalena Segeida hope to raise $2.1 million to produce a made-for-TV movie about the life and crimes of West Philadelphia's most infamous abortionist.

Despite the salacious details of stomach-churning filth, murder, and macabre habits of storing fetal body parts, it took a national Tweetfest to break the news media's silence on the Gosnell case. Some in the media attempted to humanize Gosnell as a complicated idealist, a noble figure gone wrong.

Any story about Gosnell's life, the filmmakers say, belongs in only one category: “true crime.”

“Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American history,” McAleer said.

“He's not recognized as such because abortion is legal,” McElhinney told LifeSiteNews by phone. Magdalena Segeida, Phelim McAleer, and Ann McElhinney atten Magdalena Segeida, Phelim McAleer, and Ann McElhinney attending an event for FrackNation.

“Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer, and Ted Bundy combined,” they said. “In a 30 year killing spree, it is thought he killed thousands of babies. And that’s not a national story?”

The trio do not envision a documentary but an entertaining, if chilling, film about Gosnell's deception, greed, and serial infanticide.

“Hollywood never would fund a movie such as this,” they said, “they haven't even tried.”

Drama is a new turn for McAleer's Hat Tip Productions. Irish journalists McAleer and McElhinney worked together on the documentary FrackNation. Segeida is the Polish-born producer behind Not Evil Just Wrong. Their other work includes Mine Your Own Business and The Search for Tristan's Mum.

They believe Gosnell's story has the power to change hearts about the unborn.“We know that two of the jurors, self-described pro-choice, changed their mind about abortion,” McElhinney told LifeSiteNews. In all, three-quarters of Gosnell jurors described themselves as “pro-choice,” despite the unanimous verdict.

She added that Gosnell's defense attorney, Jack McMahon, proposed moderately less pro-abortion laws across the nation. “I've come out of this case realizing that 24 weeks is a bad determiner” of viability, he said. “It should be like 16, 17 weeks...The law should be changed to that.” He also said state inspections may have prevented Gosnell's crimes altogether.

However, McAleer emphasized his role is as a journalist, not an advocate. “We're not a pro-life group and won't be creating one,” he told LifeSiteNews. He is committed to telling “stories the media refuse to tell.”

The producers have set a budget of $2.1 million, to be crowdsourced by donations made through their Indiegogo.com page. The service allows people to donate as little as one dollar toward the project, or as much as they like.

They have already raised $118,000 as of this writing, with 43 days to go in their campaign. However, if the trio fails to reach their full goal of $2.1 million, they will not receive a dime of the money they have collected.

Indiegogo was a second choice. Originally, they planned to raise the film's budget through the website Kickstarter. However, they say the website demanded they change their description of Gosnell's crimes, an act McAleer called “particularly odious and alarming.”

“Indiegogo allows us to bypass the Hollywood studios and the usual funding sources for movies,” they said. They are offering rewards at different levels of sponsorship, including giving a DVD of the film to everyone who donated $25, or having a role as an extra in the film for $8,000.

“There are people out there who are tired of seeing their values belittled on TV, and Kermit Gosnell is a perfect story for this,” McAleer told LifeSiteNews.

“This is your chance to bypass the media 'information gatekeepers' to get tens of millions of Americans thinking about what happened in Philadelphia,” they added.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; movie; prolife
Jason Vorees and Freddie Kruger have nothing on Kermit Gosnell
1 posted on 03/31/2014 1:56:25 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

OHH who could play him in the movie I picking maybe Lawerence Fishburne


2 posted on 03/31/2014 1:58:39 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Morgana

Democrat heads exploding


3 posted on 03/31/2014 2:08:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Morgana

I say go for it

the more negative publicity for abortionists the better


4 posted on 03/31/2014 2:13:31 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: SevenofNine

“OHH who could play him in the movie”

I guess a man in a Darth Vader suit is overkill.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 2:17:11 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

~~~“stories the media refuse to tell.”~~~

Oh there are a lot of those concerning....


6 posted on 03/31/2014 2:19:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Morgana

Here’s a link to their donation page:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gosnell-movie


7 posted on 03/31/2014 2:20:09 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Morgana

I doubt it would be aired on TV, either. Their best bet would be to go direct to DVD, and saturate the market with inexpensive discs.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 2:26:21 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Morgana

It could be a great HORROR movie! A Docu-drama!


9 posted on 03/31/2014 2:33:44 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Morgana

They should air this movie directly on Netflix.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Morgana

The Gosnell story was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I’ve cut off my “It’s about choice” children permanently.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 3:05:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Morgana

Could be James Earl Jones Morgana that be great acting choice


12 posted on 03/31/2014 3:30:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

James Earl Jones was only the voice of Vader. David Prowse was actually the body in the suit!

http://www.darthvader-starwars.com/


13 posted on 03/31/2014 3:33:52 PM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Feminazis will call the white house and the white house will be afraid of losing the feminazi contributions, and they will force the film maker to stop.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 4:13:41 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Morgana

Gotta get this movie made!

Ann and Phelim Media posted an announcement 8 hours ago

Dear Friend,

It’s day 5 of our fundraising effort and we have now reached one of our milestones, we raised over $250,000! We are so grateful for all the wonderful messages of support and good wishes from so many of you.

We still have a long way to go. For those of you who have not yet donated please do and for those who have please donate again and get your friends to donate.
Gosnell movie will not be made without you.

The New York Times bestselling thriller writer Brad Thor, publicly donated $1,000 yesterday and asked for people to match him on the next $900. Michelle Malkin has donated and hosted a tweetfest to help our fundraising effort, using the hashtag #gosnellmovie

And last night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, Kirsten Powers told the story about how Kickstarter tried to censor our film campaign, they didn’t want us to use the words “murdered 1000s of babies” because they said it would go against their “community guidelines”: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/04/01/kickstarter-tells-gosnell-documentary-filmmakers-remove-references-stabbing-babies

There is a lot happening, here’s what we would love for you to do to make this campaign a success.

Please pledge here: www.gosnellmovie.com

Get 10 others to pledge. The power of ten could fund this project immediately.

Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter to hear the latest updates on our crowdfunding.

Also, Ann and Phelim will be on The Hugh Hewitt Show today, tune in if you can at 6:40p ET / 3:40p PT.

Together we can make sure this film gets made, without you it simply never will.

Pledge here: www.gosnellmovie.com

Thank you all,

Phelim

Ann

Magdalena

P.S Here are just some of the stories so far about our crowdfunding campaign

Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2546539#.Uzl1KKXwSPc.twitter

The Blaze TV with Glenn Beck: http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=31742515&topic_id=24584158&v=3&tcid=tw_video_31742515

LifeNews: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/31/gosnell-movie-americas-biggest-serial-killer-will-tell-story-of-abortionist-who-killed-babies-born-alive/

Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gosnell-movie-americas-biggest-serial-killer_786268.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/31/filmmakers-look-to-make-movie-about-kermit-gosnell/

National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374723/gosnell-filmmakers-quit-kickstarter-claiming-censorship-josh-encinias


15 posted on 04/02/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT by Diago
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