Hello Herman, a new feature film directed by Michelle Danner, has wrapped principal photography in the Los Angeles area. The story involves Herman Howards, a high school student who has been a bully magnet. Taunted and tormented, he armed himself and took revenge by shooting dozens in a bloody fury. Now incarcerated, a national debate springs up around him as to whether or not to execute him. He’ll tell his story to the world through one journalist, Lax Morales, an award-winning reporter who is haunted by his own past.
The events raise the question, to what extent do the participation of mass media and its audience contribute to the spiraling of violence in American culture?
Norman Reedus stars as Lax. Reedus is best known for his work in The Boondock Saints movies and the hit show The Walking Dead as well as Lady Gaga’s video Judas. His love interest is played by Martha Higareda, an acclaimed star in her native Mexico who starred with Keanu Reeves in Street Kings. Rob Estes from 90210 is playing Chet Clarkson, a political pundit. Andy McPhee from Sons of Anarchy plays Sean Gall, the leader of a white supremacist group. The film also stars newcomer Garrett Backstrom as the teenage shooter Herman Howards.