The movie on Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has just become the most successful film ever on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website.
Gosnell, a made for TV project on the doctor who is America’s most prolific serial killer, has just smashed through the $900,000 mark – overtaking the previous record holder which had raised $898,000.
Gosnell was convicted of the murder of several live and viable babies at his clinic. It is thought that over a 40 year killing spree he murdered thousands of infants. Gosnell is currently serving several life sentences.
His case became controversial after the trial received almost no media coverage – and sparked allegations of a media coverup.
Gosnell Producer Ann McElhinney said the record breaking success of the Gosnell Movie was a testament to the thousands of small donors who wanted the truth to be covered.
“Dr Kermit Gosnell is America’s biggest serial killer – but there was almost no media coverage of his trial – and then Hollywood – which loves to make movies and TV programmes about serial killers – also decided to ignore the story.
That’s why we decided to crowdfund and it’s also why we have been the most successful project ever. This was the biggest crime in US history, which led to one of the biggest media cover ups. It makes sense that the American public has responded with the biggest ever crowdfunding campaign.”
Co-Producer Phelim McAleer said they were “ecstatic” to have achieved a record breaking amount but warned that they would not be relaxing until they had raised the $2.1m needed.
“We have a fixed funding campaign – which means that if we don’t reach our target, all the money goes back to the contributors.”
Producer Magdalena Segieda said the record breaking amount raised for the project is proof that people are fed up with censorship.
“This sends a message to the media and Hollywood that they need to stop ignoring stories that don’t match their political beliefs. By helping Gosnell smash these records the public are making a very strong statement about their dissatisfaction with media bias.”
More information on the Gosnell Movie crowdfunding campaign can be found at www.gosnellmovie.com