Kermit Gosnell movie filming nears end, with release set for 2016
October 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The true crime film about late-term abortionist and mass murderer Kermit Gosnell will complete filming this week, its producers say. Filmmaker Phelim McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney are finishing the filming their movie and plan to release the movie next year.
McElhinney told Breitbart.com that the film is going to be released in 2016, probably in the spring or fall.
Although the film is being made on a budget of only $2.3 million, it stars 90s "Superman" lead Dean Cain and has a number of other celebrities involved or granting endorsements.
It has also received enormous grassroots support, with 28,000 donors providing most of the film's budget through crowd-funding website IndieGoGo.
“It is a true story," McElhinney explained. “This really happened in America. [Gosnell] killed thousands of children, and people do not know.”
They hope by framing the film as a true crime biopic instead of a documentary, they will reach more people.
Gosnell was convicted in 2013 of first-degree murder for killing three infants who were born alive. The murders were committed by Gosnell cutting the babies' spinal columns – and they are just three of what his co-workers testified were hundreds of murders that took place in the West Philadelphia's infamous "House of Horrors."
Gosnell received multiple life sentences for his crimes, with no possibility of parole.
McElhinney told Breitbart.com that after interviewing Gosnell, she was forced to throw away her cell phone, because the former abortionist called her repeatedly for weeks.
While the film itself has cut out key details and characters due to the limits of producing a feature film, the conservative documentarians say they have a book contract with Regnery to more fully spell out what happened before, during, and after the Gosnell trial.
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“There are public policy implications” to the film, McElhinney said. “His clinic was not inspected for 17 years despite the fact that two people died there. Multiple government agencies failed.”
“This was a serious breach of every kind of governmental standard, and we still don’t’ have an answer why that happened,” she said.