Video: Gosnell Movie pushes to the very end for broad donor base

posted at 10:41 am on May 12, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Last Friday, the filmmakers behind the crowdfunding effort for a television movie about serial killer Kermit Gosnell hit their remarkable goal of $2.1 million, the largest project on IndieGoGo in terms of donors and donations. That means Gosnell Movie has a green light to start pre-production, but the crowdfunding effort isn’t over yet, either. The trio of filmmakers want as much funding as they can raise before going into the next phase of the project, and even more, want the highest number of donors they can get too — even if each of them only kicks in a dollar.

Starting at noon today and again at 8 pm ET, Gosnell Movie will conduct two Twitter campaigns to drive up donorship in the final hours before the project deadline of midnight PST:

This last day is very important for the success of the Gosnell Movie. We want to have an army of supporters so that Hollywood and the media can no longer say there is no demand, no audience for a movie about Kermit Gosnell.

If you haven’t contributed please consider doing it now

If you have given already, we’d love you to get your friends and family to join this historic project, and we only want $1 from them. We currently have nearly 25,000 contributors but we NEED to grow this number. Please encourage your family and friends to give just $1 and add their name – their vote to the growing army of people who are demanding that the censorship stops now.

And we also need you one more time. We’ll be hosting a tweetfest on Twitter on Monday, twice: at 12-2pm EST and again at 8-9pm EST and we’d love you to be there for us. Our goal for this tweetfest is to get to 30,000 contributors before the campaign ends. We’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #GosnellMovie, we want to get it trending!

You’ll be also hearing Ann and Phelim on the radio, they’ll be on The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Dennis Prager Show and on CBS Philly.

Lets make this one last big effort and push to finish strong! We’ll see you on Twitter and at the finish line.

To mark the final day, Ann McIlhenny has given us an exclusive first look at her final reading from the Gosnell grand jury report. The grand jury demanded accountability from the public sector that tolerated the charnel house, if not actively encouraged it:

Paul Bedard interviewed Phelim McAleer about the successful funding of the project:

McAleer had told Secrets that the Kickstarter censorship was just the latest effort by Hollywood and the media to quiet the story about the late-term abortionist. It wasn’t until after enormous public pressure that the TV networks began covering Gosnell’s trial in May 2013.

“Hollywood and the mainstream media have been very reluctant to cover this serial killer but we think it’s time Gosnell’s story was told,” said Ann McElhinney, McAleer’s wife and co-filmmaker, when their campaign started. Their company Hat Tip Films is making the drama based on the courtroom story.

On Saturday, McAleer added, “The media and Hollywood normally love serial killers. There are movies and whole TV series devoted to the genre but for some reason there were no plans to tell the truth about Kermit Gosnell and his crimes. We were determined to change that and to show that their was a public appetite for this truth to be told and that’s why we decided to crowdfund the project.”

Let’s fulfill the charge for accountability by making sure that everyone hears the Gosnell story. If you have already donated, tell your friends about it. If you haven’t, now’s the time to join the effort, and every little bit and individual donor counts today. Make it happen, and join us at the finish line tonight.

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The Jeantels and thuja of HA to deflect moronically, to declare this so sad…

Schadenfreude on May 12, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Let’s fulfill the charge for accountability by making sure that everyone hears the Gosnell story.

Remember, Tom Ridge was the governor who stopped inspection of abortion clinics.

rbj on May 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM

You have to mentally deranged to raise money of a dead person considering the circumstances.
I’m not even sure the devil will approve of this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Schadenfreude on May 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Could be worse I suppose, could be a bunch of Hashtag warriors posting selfies opposing the Gosnell movie.

oscarwilde on May 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I’m glad they met the goal…

OmahaConservative on May 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Yes, I gave them money.
I have supported their other films as well.
I really enjoyed “Frack Nation”.

redguy on May 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I donated $10,000 using libfree’s college expense account.

HR will want to talk to him later but that’s not my problem.

Bishop on May 12, 2014 at 11:09 AM

…the trolls…are going to trip out !

KOOLAID2 on May 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Best $200 I’ve ever spent. Now heres hoping that this film will reach the widest audience possible once its made.

neyney on May 12, 2014 at 11:12 AM

i have just spread the word on facebook (for like the 5th time) and i am continuing to spread the word on my most-visted website, deviantart.

everyone… what are you doing to spread the word? are you going to do nothing, or are you going to help with this one final effort?

Sachiko on May 12, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Just contributed. Will be spreading the word. Thanks for keeping at this, Ed.

Athanasius on May 12, 2014 at 12:29 PM

While I support this movie and was appalled by the media’s lack of coverage (or even interest) in Gosnell, I truly believe this movie, even if completed and ready to play will NEVER make it to network television.

The pro-abort, prog leftists will make sure that every TV/Cable/Amazon/Netflix/Hulu executive, etc is informed that if they dare to show this movie, they will be destroyed with boycotts, divestment attacks and plain, old character assassination (XYZ Media Corp executive is a misogynistic woman hater, racists, etc, etc, etc). Like Mozilla, AMC, HGTV, etc, the execs and boards will crumple like wet napkins and refuse to air this movie.

Unfortunately, the producers can release it on their own, but the distribution will be minimal and labelled as nothing more than fringe conspiracy theory…heck, I wouldn’t even be surprised given the recent surrender by Google, if the various search engines out there refuse to allow the search results….

powerpickle on May 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

You all say its a “big left wing conspiracy’ but even here on hotair it only has 12 replies.

Could it be just a movie no one wants to see? Or maybe the left wing media has figured out a way for even post on this site to appear to be ignored.


Politricks on May 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

powerpickle on May 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I agree, powerpickle, I don’t think this movie will see the light of day even if it is ready to go. The media will have no desire to show it and there is not enough outrage being generated for it to even make a google search, as google will completely cave on this as well.

Duna on May 12, 2014 at 3:56 PM

You all say its a “big left wing conspiracy’ but even here on hotair it only has 12 replies.

Politricks on May 12, 2014 at 2:18 PM

They met their goal. There is not much else to say. I gave and I gave again in the name of a HA poster who said they supported it but could not afford to donate.

The movie will get made and you guys will go nuts. I’m patient. Now, we wait.

Fallon on May 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

The movie will get made and you guys will go nuts. I’m patient. Now, we wait.

Fallon on May 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Why would anyone go nuts?

Even if someone felt that this movie had a risk of turning people against abortion rights, which is a pretty far fetched argument in the first place, it’s a small indie documentary being made on shoestring budget. It will almost certainly be bought by people who already agree with the idea that abortion rights are bad. The chances of it having a mainstream impact are essentially nil.

Tlaloc on May 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM