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:
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