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WATCH: For Gosnell movie, celebrity endorsements come rolling in

Kickstarter may have refused to help them fundraise, but as the makers of upcoming Kermit Gosnell TV movie, 'Gosnell, know', there are many ways to get funded. And celebrity endorsements alongside a wildly successful IndieGoGo campaign are chief among them.

WATCH: For Gosnell movie, celebrity endorsements come rolling in

Kickstarter may have refused to help them fundraise, but as the makers of upcoming Kermit Gosnell TV movie, Gosnell, know, there are many ways to get funded. And celebrity endorsements alongside a wildly successful IndieGoGo campaign are chief among them.

Filmmakers Phelim McAleer, Magdalena Segieda, and Ann McElhinney are currently on top of a $2.1 million IndieGoGo campaign for their documentary, the biggest fundraiser for a TV or film project in the site’s history. The celebrity endorsements that have come along with it, perhaps not surprisingly, have helped, with messages of support coming from Justified’s Nick Searcy, and Kevin Sorbo and wife Sam.

“He killed hundreds of babies, perhaps thousands, in a 30-year killing spree,” Searcy says in his video. “In his clinic, babies were born breathing, moving, crying, and then he’d stab them to death. And he did it again, and again and again. 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.”

Sorbo echoed a similar statement, saying that Gosnell is “America’s most prolific serial killer” who perpetrated “the crime of the century.”

The film’s crowdfunding campaign launched March 28, and currently sits at just under $800,000 with 28 days to go.

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[Hollywood Reporter]

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