At record-breaking speed, public donations to fund a movie about the nation's worst abortionist, Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell, have reached over $ 1 million, making the project one of the biggest “crowd sourced” movies in history.
In just three weeks, the producers of "Gosnell" have reached $1,092,000 of the $2.1 million they are seeking to make a TV movie about the man they've dubbed "the most prolific serial killer in American history."
With the help of some Hollywood stars, the producers expect to raise the money by May 12, the deadline set by the online crowdsourcing fundraiser indiegogo.com.
Filmmaker Phelim McAleer told Secrets that he decided to seek donations from the public because Hollywood and the mainstream media have shown little interest in the story of Gosnell, convicted last year of murder. In court, he faced charges of handling several late-term abortions and mutilating babies born alive.
"Gosnell" has already received more donations than any other movie in which there isn't a celebrity. The top celeb movie made with donations was this year's "Veronica Mars," starring Kristen Bell. “We think the Gosnell movie is more important, we think you do too,” said McAleer.
“This is a story that needs to be told. No one wants to talk about it because the details are too damaging to certain political agendas,” said Searcy.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.