Ugh. We don't even know what to say about this.
Filmmaker Jonathan Bucari is making a movie using the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings as a backdrop- and he's filming it on the outskirts of Newtown!
We understand that school shootings are fresh on everyone's mind, and that someone might be inspired to tell a personal story.
"I will do everything in my power to prevent this… Mr. Bucari is going to have to find another location."
What exactly is this movie about anyway? The film's producer says:
"Illness is a story about the tragic fate of Benjamin, a thirteen-year-old boy with a terrible mental illness, and the ever-growing fear of his parents after they learn about the shooting in Newtown in December 2012."
If you must tell a story involving a school shooting, can't you at least fictionalize it? Use a fake name of a fake town? Not real kids who really died?
This just feels too much like trying to capitalize on a tragedy.
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