Filmmaker “Crowdsourcing” Funding for Kermit Gosnell Movie
NBC 10 reports that more than 19,000 people have contributed to the budget of a new movie about vilified “House of Horrors” abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. The filmmakers have raised nearly their entire $2.1 million budget for the project
As of Tuesday, the Gosnell Movie campaign raised $1.9 million of the $2.1 million goal, the most [money] raised for a film on Indiegogo.
“I was thinking we were going to beat the (most money raised) target, but not win and become the most successful failure ever on crowdfunding,” said journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer. “But, we should make the fundraising goal. We’re averaging $30,000 per day.”
Gosnell was convicted of threee counts of murdering live born babies, plus more than 200 counts of violting the state’s 24-hour consent law. Steve Volk wrote about the case for Philly Mag.