Guns in school sketches explore the absurdity of it all

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Can comedy stop the tragically comedic responses from some of our conservative elected officials when it comes to gun safety?

Since Columbine, the mantra of many Republicans and the NRA has been unwavering: “More guns, less gun control.” Following the Parkland massacre last February, President Trump suggested that schools should arm educators – the people we have trusted to teach and care for our children every day. Is this even an idea we need to debate?

Award-winning writer/producer Joel Surnow (24), who is no stranger to guns, certainly doesn’t think so. In collaboration with psychologist Dr. Frank Sergi, director Brendan Gibbons, acclaimed composer Sean Callery and production company Station Film teamed to create this gun safety short film series, Stop the Madness and its Call to Action.

Classroom, Hallway and Teachers Lounge use absurdity to convey the message and urge viewers to “Vote ‘Em Out,” those politicians running for office in November whose sole agenda it is to prevent any limits on the distribution and use of guns. Each begins with Trump’s ludicrious suggestion and plays out from there. Here’s a look:

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CREDITS:
Station Film, Production Company
   Joel Surnow, Creator/Writer
   Frank Sergi, Co-Creator
   Brendan Gibbons, Director
   Stephen Orent, Managing Partner/EP
   Caroline Gibney, Partner/Executive Producer
   Nicole Whitaker, Director of Photography
   Geoff Clough, Line Producer
   Craig Reynolds, Production Designer
   Sean Callery, Composer

PS260, Editorial Company
   JJ Lask, Editor
   Natalie Raffaele, Editorial Producer
   Jeff Malen, Mixer [Lime Studios]
   Derek Hansen, Colorist [The Mill]

Source: Station Film

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