All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner & Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary. Our most recent project Hello Herman is a compelling drama about a tragic Columbine-esque school shooting. Directed by Michelle Danner (How To Go Out on a Date in Queens), starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and written by John Buffalo Mailer, Hello Herman delves into the effects and devastating aftermath of a school shooting.
Michelle Danner is proud to present her latest directorial feature, Hello Herman starring: Norman Reedus , Martha Higareda, and Garrett Backstrom. The movie premiered to a sold out crowd at the Hollywood Film Festival in October of 2012, and premiered at the Monaco Film Festival on May 7th, 2013. Hello Herman opened on June 7, 2013 in 10 major cities across North America, with simultaneous availability on Time Warner On-Demand in 100 million US homes. The trailer for Hello Herman can be viewed at www.allinfilms.com. Michelle’s next movie is set to film in February of 2014.
As a problem that typically goes unnoticed until tragedy strikes, raising awareness about the effects of bullying has become an urgent social topic. Hello, Herman is a poignant examination of the making of a teenage school shooter. The movie explores why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, the desensitizing of America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame and recognition, and ultimately our need for connection. Its provocative and powerful subject matter speaks to teens, parents, educators, and anyone who has endured the universal experience of needing to be heard. We hope this movie’s open and honest look into our collective conscience will leave a lasting impact on any audience.
“A powerful film that should be required viewing for adolescents everywhere. Garrett Backstrom is outstanding as the troubled teen.”Danny Miller MSN Movies
“Thoughtful entertainment… Garrett Backstrom is excellent… I was reminded of Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling For Columbine’”.”Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times
“HELLO HERMAN is a powerful and important work, a darkly brilliant tone poem about America’s tango with violence and fame. Herman will get under your skin. He may even follow you home. What is certain is you won’t soon forget him.”Sam Kashner Vanity Fair
“A timely and highly important movie…I’ve enjoyed Reedus’ excellent work in TV’s THE WALKING DEAD, but I think he’s even better here.”Betty Jo Tucker Reel Talk
“Pushes a lot of buttons. Surely one of them does something.”Philip Martin Arkansas Democratic Review
“HELLO HERMAN is brilliant in making us look deeper inside ourselves… Must see… Brilliant… Powerful… Controversial… Reedus is superb… Garrett Backstrom blew me away… Loved this film!”Best Movies Ever Entertainment News
“Daring film HELLO HERMAN cannot be ignored… This intense, thought provoking, and unnerving film will open the floodgates to become more connected.”Pamela Powell Real Honest Reviews
“HELLO HERMAN is the type of movie that Hollywood rarely makes, but should make more often… Powerful film… Garrett Backstrom and Norman Reedus are both brilliant in their roles.”Joe Comicbook Comicbook.com
“Garrett Backstrom does a stellar job… Very powerful… This is a movie with a message, heart and it get point across.”Justin Williams Otakus and Geeks
“Surprisingly touching film.. under Michelle Danner’s sensitive direction, a veil is lifted on how evil gets layered into character over time… Deeply moving film appropriate for younger audiences.”Jesse Kornbluth Head Butler
“I do applaud Mailer and Danner’s courage to tell a troubling story.”Karin Crighton Horror Talk
“Even though the film is set a little in the future, ‘Hello Herman’ couldn’t be timelier… Norman Reedus giving the film its best performance… It’s more concerned with exploring the reasons behind the act… Trying to understand what it is that makes someone like Herman commit such an appalling act is commendable.”David Appleford Film and Theatre Reviews
“A very challenging film. One that could not be more current at the moment… Kudos also to Jeff Beals’ jazzy score… The direction is fluid… The depiction of the massacre is chilling, understated and thoroughly convincing… A flashback to Herman’s attraction to one of his fellow students, Marsha (Olivia Faye), which starts out tentatively as a spark of attraction, is the film’s greatest moment, showing the small slights and petty violence both emotional and physical that goes into making a tabloid monster like Herman… This is an interesting, intelligent work.”Jason Abbey The Movie Waffler .
“…Insightful look on topics people don’t really want to discuss… proves that Norman Reedus isn’t just a kick-ass actor who kicks ass, but is also a serious actor who should be in more dramatic roles like this. “Robert G