Hello Herman is a powerful new film directed by Michelle Danner (How to Go Out On a Date in Queens) which explores why and how a school massacre occurs in our society, the desensitization of America, youth violence and bullying, the impact media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connections.
The film makers hope ”Hello Herman” will prompt important conversations long after the final credits roll. Written by John Buffalo Mailer (son of renowned author Norman Mailer), Hello Herman stars Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints), teen newcomer Garrett Backstrom as Herman Howard, Martha Higareda (Lies in Plain Sight) as Isa Luz, Rob Estes (90210) as political pundit Chet Clarkson; Andy McPhee (Sons of Anarchy) as Sean Gall, the leader of a white supremacist group. Also look for one of HMb’s own in the supporting role of Jerome Johnson, talented child actor David Burrus (Kids 2 Kids).
The film will celebrate it’s world premiere at the Hollywood Film Festival on October 20, 2012, at 7:00 PM at the ArcLight.
Please join them and & support the release of the film!
About The Film
Sixteen-year-old Herman Howards (newcomer Garrett Backstrom, 16) hits his breaking point, enters his suburban high school and kills 39 students, two teachers and a police officer. Just before his arrest, Herman emails his idol, journalist Lax Morales (Reedus) declaring that he wants to tell his story exclusively on Lax’s television show. Lax, haunted by deadly decisions in his own past that led to the loss of his one love Isa (Higareda), now sits face to face with Herman. Can Lax help Herman face his demons, and in the process possibly make peace with his own?