The independent Hollywood producer who brought the horrific story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to movie screens has turned his focus to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
Phelim McAleer's "Clinton Email On Film" is based on depositions given by top Clinton aides to the watchdog group Judicial Watch, the latest from adviser Huma Abedin. "It's compelling viewing — as she is in turn petulant, defiant and then apologetic," he said.
McAleer's films show actors re-enacting the real depositions, which were filmed but sealed from public view. "We only made these re-enactments because Hillary's lawyers managed to persuade the judge to seal the tapes until after the election. That's just not good enough, and by spreading these films you are helping to end censorship," he said of his productions.
They have been watched by 300,000 on YouTube, Facebook, and iTunes.
As he did with the Gosnell movie, McAleer is raising money on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site, collecting $50,000 toward a $84,000 goal.
So far, he has re-enacted four depositions, by Abedin, Clinton legal adviser Cheryl Mills, tech adviser Bryan Pagliano and Clinton's State Department secretary Stephen Mull.
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