A duo of filmmakers have raised almost $250,000 in less than a week for a movie that will chronicle “the most successful serial killer in the world,” abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Initially they had tried to raise the funds via KickStarter until they received an e-mail saying it might upset “community guidelines.” Producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer joined the Morning Answer to talk about their movie.
“No one’s made this yet,” said McAleer. “This is a story that needs to be told. It needs to be told for the victims, it needs to be told for everything. He’d been allowed to kill for 40 years – he killed thousands of babies and many women.”
Morning Answer co-host Elisha Krauss asked the filmmakers about their experience with Kickstarter and whether the company had responded after censoring the movie.
“They make a big deal out of their diversity,” responded McElhinney. “When we sent in our proposal with the language…obviously describing what Gosnell did because he’s a serial killer and why else would we be making the movie…[They responded] ‘We ask that the phrase a thousand babies stabbed to death and similar language be modified or removed from the project. We understand your convictions and the horror of the person’s crimes, however we’re a broad website used by millions of people and our community guidelines outline that we encourage and enforce a culture of respect and consideration and we ask that the language be specifically be modified for those reasons.”
McElhinney went on. “It’s actually kind of amazing that they were asking us to remove the language that described the crimes of the man we were trying to make the movie about so it creates a bit of a dilemma for us. It’s interesting that this sensitive community they have over at Kickstarter…have projects with the ‘F’ word in the title, they also have a project about a serial killer with a photograph of a dead woman!”
Click on the player above to hear Brian, Ben and Elisha discuss more about the Gosnell Movie with the producers.
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